4 Questions To Stop Asking
1. Are You Sure? This negates everything the speaker just said, which is rude and hurtful. You might ask this question
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3 Great Speaking Tips (and my dad for free)
You know how, um, like, the kids talk these days? Sadly, it’s not just kids—many of us undermine ourselves with
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Business Writing Success: A quick & easy method
Is writing at work a challenge? You want to seem professional and competent but with so many other tasks competing
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18 Words At A Time: How to talk so kids will listen (and possibly do what you ask)
This post will help you talk clearly and kindly to the kids in your life. You’ll learn how to stay
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The Power of Words
My heart broke as I watched a young dad yelling at his crying two-year-old. I wanted to swoop in, rescue
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Change Your Words, Change Your Worldview
Cleaning some research files, I stumble across this evocative statement: The Social model of disability …the general term disability is applied
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You Might Like To…
A famous teacher and community leader (Thich Nhat Hanh) gives instructions framed as “You might like to…” What a transformative
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About Me

Hi I’m Lucinda; teacher, writer and speaker. I have a Masters in Learning and Technology, and over 20 years of professional experience as a designer, developer, consultant and teacher in the fields of communication and education.

I’m fascinated by how we communicate—our motivations, skills and strategies. I study where our words come from, and how we express ourselves with voice and body. The articles on this site are a mixture of communication topics: some are informative, teaching the reader public speaking skills or how to format a document. Other articles are more reflective, discussing ideas like empathy, active listening, or the power of words. Ideally all the articles include easy ways to increase peace in our world.

You can contact me on Twitter @lucindaatwood.