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How do we rebuild trust? One small, well-thought-out, personal, positive step at a time.

by Rick Baker
On Jul 2, 2020

The Thinking Behind The Tweet

Maybe you care about the damage trust has experienced?

Maybe you want to repair that damage?

Maybe you do not know how?

People know what's going on in my head...my thoughts are important to them...time for my wake-up call.

by Rick Baker
On Jul 1, 2020

The Thinking Behind The Tweet

If you think communication is easy and yours is very successful, you're dreaming.

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Communication: Improving Communication | Humour | Thought Tweets

People pass lie detector tests 2 ways: telling the truth and lying while believing the test won't work.

by Rick Baker
On Jun 22, 2020

The Thinking Behind the Tweet

I am pleased to confirm I have no first-hand experience to prove this is a fact. I am basing this tweet on things experts have written.

Experts say…

  • If one is telling the truth then one feels no fear. When one feels no fear a lie detector will not register any of the automatic physical reactions the body experiences in reaction to fear. 
  • If one does not believe the lie detector test will work then one experiences no fear so, again, the lie detector test registers no ‘fear reactions’.

What’s the point?

There are at least 3:

  1. Belief is a powerful tool…as Napoleon Hill said, “What the mind can conceive and believe it can achieve.”
  2. The human body reacts automatically to situations – particularly, stressful situations. However, these automatic reactions can be controlled. There is no more astonishing example than the Navy SEAL example.
  3. Obviously, lie detectors can provide a great deal of great fun…however; we recommend you experience them in places not called the ‘Interrogation Room’.

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Communication: Improving Communication | Emotions & Feelings @ Work | Thought Tweets

Plan to repeat, repeat, repeat...that's one key to teaching, inspiring, & influencing people.

by Rick Baker
On Jun 11, 2020

The Thinking Behind The Tweet

"Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn."

Benjamin Franklin

When we observe repetition, we learn.

When we repeat, others have the opportunity to learn.

No means No! (...well maybe we need to think a bit more on that!)

by Rick Baker
On Jun 5, 2020

The Thinking Behind The Tweet

When I was a kid I heard the word "No" so much I expected to hear it, as a matter of habit.

When I was a kid I was told to say "Yes" so much I started to say it, as a matter for habit.

I've been spending time throughout the rest of my life figuring out how to respond "No" when my little internal voice automatically prompts me to say "Yes" when I really wish I was saying "No". 

If you want to influence others, communicate your interests before making requests.

by Rick Baker
On Jun 3, 2020

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Communication: Improving Communication | Influencing | Thought Tweets

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