Thinking Out Loud

Beth C. Wright Center–Annual Conference Keynote

The Beth C. Wright Cancer Resource Center, serving Hancock and Washington Counties in Maine, will be hosting their annual conference on November 6th in Bar Harbor.  I’ll be giving the keynote address to kick-off a day of workshops. My focus is on relationship building as a part of wellness.  We know how important interpersonal relationships are to our sense of well-being, and there it’s a wellness issue.

The BCW Center is well established, offering a wide range of services to individuals and families, with a robust, enthusiastic, and caring group of volunteers.  They provide information, support, and advocacy services. Those who get help from these good folks are always grateful.

Communication Styles in the Workplace: Key to Collaboration

I’ll be in Waterville, Maine at Thomas College on Tuesday, September 29th conducting a workshop on communication in the workplace. Here’s the description:

Collaboration, creativity, and communication are necessary ingredients in a highly productive and harmonious work environment.  The Communication Styles Framework developed by Robert V. Keteyian offers a structure to identify strengths and challenges, as well as a pathway to problem-solving and team-building.

To learn more about the program, click here.


Listening Research in Communication Quarterly

Communication Quarterly just published a research article correlating listening behaviors and communication styles.  I was one of three authors.  Graham D. Bodie and Shaughan Keaton were the other two. Both were terrific to work with. The research was conducted at LSU in Baton Rouge, Lousiana.  There were two related research projects.  The other was published last year.  To read the currently published article, click here.

Personal Branding

I’ll be presenting a workshop with my colleague and friend, Denise Martin, on Friday, July 17th, at the Association for Consulting Expertise in Portland, Maine.

The focus is on personal branding, not only what we project to the outside world, but our internal relationship to our brand.  To learn more about ACE or the workshop, click here.