Thursday, February 22, 2018

Want someone to change? Have a conversation with them!

On February 15, 2018 Bill Lampton posted a YouTube video titled When in Doubt Leave the Word Out about how he was offended by one foul word in an article at LinkedIn that was otherwise creative, constructive, helpful, and made him think. He just stopped reading. (I saw a post about the video he put on the Public Speaking Network group at LinkedIn).

Bill said he’d never commented on that article, and didn’t identify it in his video. He calls himself the Biz Communication Guy. But in this case he just walked away rather than communicating his feedback. That’s a loss. Back on December 12, 2016 Bill had an article at LinkedIn Pulse titled Winners Get What They Want By Asking.  

On December 8, 2017 at the ETHOS3 blog Kelly Allison had posted about 5 Reasons Why You Should Join a Toastmasters Group. I blogged about it the next day in a post titled Not quite my name, and mentioned that post on the two Toastmasters International groups at LinkedIn. Most commenters at the groups told me to quit whining about her saying Group rather than Club, and to just enjoy the free publicity. But one asked if I’d bothered to speak up and comment on that Ethos blog post. I hadn’t yet, so then I did. First Kelly changed the wording, and then she also fixed the title. Now that post is a testimonial that a Toastmasters club can proudly point to.

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