Category: Food for thought

The Perfect Valentine Voicemail

This is a little different from my normal posts, but I figured you’d enjoy a good laugh from some on the most memorable valentine voicemail messages I’ve received. Warning, don’t listen to the video at work – unless your coworkers enjoy a good laugh, too! On Valentine’s night 2014, somewhere in Bald Knob, Arkansas, Rita […]

Communication Is Hard – thinking on word choice

The world of Social Media is a tricky place. All of this communication is occurring while missing one essential element of conversation – non-verbal cues. Sarcasm font, anyone? Communication is hard and removing a portion of that effort can make things event more difficult. And word choice can make things even more complicated. So many elements that […]

4 Steps For Real Conversations When You Disagree

Twitter and social media, in general, can be a savage place for conversations and attacks. I’ve had several occasions where people will reference negativity and attacks online as a reason for not engaging – especially for Twitter. Discussions about online bullying have become more prominent during President Trump’s term, which may be one of the […]

3 thoughts on communication and advocacy to avoid being fake news

We live in a world of constant communication. Each day there are numerous outlets where we can consume new information about the world. Google, Twitter, Facebook, television, radio, audiobooks, podcasts, emailed newsletters. The list could go on for days. But this also leads to the perpetuation of misinformation. Fake News as President Trump has coined […]

Sharing your story of agriculture innovations

This post is sponsored by AGCO; however, all thoughts and opinions expressed are my own. As I’ve been traveling around the country much of this summer, I have encountered a slew people from many walks of life. We all come from different places and have different ways of doing things. And likely, just as many different […]

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