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Communication Tools Roundup for OPEN-SF Conference

Hey folks!  I’m off to the OPEN-SF Conference tomorrow, so this week has seen me busy with information formatting and technology wrestling (new Olympic events for presenters ;^).  As supporting information for the discussion I’m leading on Sunday at 1:15pm, I decided to create a new version of my handout that covers three of my favorite communication tools:  Non-Violent Communication (NVC); Appreciations; and Chapman’s Five Love Languages. Limitations of WordPress mean that the formatting on the NVC section isn’t as good here as it is in the actual handout… which I suppose means y’all should come to the conference to get a hardcopy! 😉

If you’re a Bay Area (or possibly Northern CA) local, it’s not too late to join us at the conference.  At only $100 for the whole weekend, it’s one of the best conference deals I’ve seen.

I hope that you find the Communication Tools valuable, and I look forward to seeing some of you in SF starting tomorrow!

~♥ Dawn

PS:  As always, feel free to comment here, or in my Facebook, LoveOTB. 🙂

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Make a List of Needs [Agreements Wrkbk #6]

Two stylized hands clasping, forming a heart. Copyright-free symbol designed by Ravi Poovaiah, Professor, IDC, IIT Bombay.This entry is the sixth in my series on the Agreements Workbook that I’m writing. [For the first entry in this series, click here]. Note that these entries are all rough drafts, and thus are probably missing things like references. If you know the perfect reference to add, feel free to suggest it! I always like to add to my resource collection. I’m updating these somewhere between 1 and 3 times per week, BTW.

Entry #6 continues the section on meeting needs through Agreements, and discusses how to discover your needs (and/or those of your partner/s) through list-making.

Please feel free to make comments or ask questions, either here, or on my FB Page, Love Outside The Box.

 

Discovering Your Needs: Make a List

So, back to our list-making… now that I’ve clarified needs vs. strategies, you can start making your list.  One common method, of course, is to “go with your gut.” Brainstorm! Just write down the first 5 to 10 words that come to mind (if you can’t stop there, that’s ok; you might just need to group them later, that’s all.)

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Agreements Wkbk #5: Meeting Needs Through Agreements

Two stylized hands clasping, forming a heart. Copyright-free symbol designed by Ravi Poovaiah, Professor, IDC, IIT Bombay.This entry is the fifth in my series on the Agreements Workbook that I’m writing. [For the first entry in this series, click here]. Note that these entries are all rough drafts, and thus are probably missing things like references. If you know the perfect reference to add, feel free to suggest it! I always like to add to my resource collection. I’m updating these somewhere between 1 and 3 times per week, BTW.

Entry #5 begins the section on meeting needs through Agreements.

Please feel free to make comments or ask questions, either here, or on my FB Page, Love Outside The Box.

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