"Our conversations invent us. Through our speech and our silence, we become smaller or larger selves. Through our speech and our silence, we diminish or enhance the other person, and we narrow or expand the possibilities between us. How we use our voice determines the quality of our relationships, who we are in the world, and what the world can be and might become. Clearly, a lot is at stake here."
Harriet Lerner, The Dance of Connection
Jennifer Abrams Consulting provides trainings, coaching, program design and consultative support to schools, hospitals and other organizations in the areas of instructional design, new employee support, supervision and evaluation, having hard conversations, generational savvy and the creation of collaborative cultures. Jennifer considers herself to be a "voice coach," helping others develop their identities and skill sets to best use their voices in a variety of professional environments.
I did my first Twitter Chat two weeks ago. I was invited to co-moderate a #livedchat for one hour on a Wednesday evening (9pm-10pm EST). We 'talked' about being generationally savvy. I had a pre-call voice to voice with co-moderator, Ryan Horne, who briefed me on the protocols and the 'codes' (Q1, A1) for a Twitterchat and we wrote up a set of questions that guided the conversation – all questions 130 characters or fewer, as they then all ended with #livedchat – 10 more characters. Couldn't be more succinct. It was good writing practice.
With the virtual support of Ryan, and his colleague, Bill Martin, I "flew" with my wing men into the Twittersphere. For one hour, with my newly downloaded TweetDeck moving speedily like a departure ...Read More