How To Learn To Communicate Well In a Changing World: Interview with Ron Brumbarger

How to learn to communicate well in a changing world - get some great tips from our guest, Ron BrumbargerThis week on Soft Skills 101 Podcast, we interview Ron Brumbarger!  We discuss how to learn to communicate well in a changing world.

Bible Verse: Colossians 3:23

Whatever you do, work heartily, as for the Lord and not for men

Quote: “Failure is not bad, it’s just failure. Keep taking risks, keep trying.” Ron Brumbarger

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To learn to communicate well in a changing world:

  1. Know how to Write- all kinds of writing
  2. Develop your Critical thinking skills and problem solving
  3. Speech and Debate is excellent training for writing and critical thinking
  4. Interface with people of all ages and abilities
  5. You don’t need to “get it all right” – fail forward-
  6. Apprenticeship- job skills training.
  7. Develop and work with cohorts in conjunction with professional academics
  8. It’s a big, competitive world- grab a tent and travel

Best way to teach kids communication skills?

See the World: Travel – experience different cultures, languages

Is College Necessary? Employees care about 3 things:

  1. Can you do the work?
  2. Do I like you?
  3. Can I afford you?

Resources- Books/Movies/Articles/You-Tubes/Podcasts

Failing Forward: Turning Mistakes into Stepping Stones for Future Succes by John Maxwell

Apprentice University

You are Always Being Interviewed by Ron Brumbarger

 

True North Classes

Creative Writing Club

Fundamental Grammar with Claritas

Literature & Composition

Speech

Debate

 

True North Blog posts

Is your Homeschooler Prepared for  High School? 

Creative Writing for Awesome People

Teaching effective on-line communications

The Lost Art of letter Writing

Communication Week 3: Modes of Electronic Communication: Netiquette

This week on Soft Skills 101, join us for a discussion about modes of electronic communication, what we like to call "Netiquette."  Learn a few tips on how to teach your kids some life skills in this area!This week on Soft Skills 101, join us for a discussion about modes of electronic communication, what we like to call “Netiquette.”  Learn a few tips on how to teach your kids some life skills in this area!

Bible Verse:

Honor Your Father and Mother Exodus20:12

Honor Everyone. Lover the brotherhood. Fear God. 1 Peter 2:17

Do not withhold good from those to whom it is due, when it is in your power to do it Proverbs 3:27

Do nothing from rivalry or conceit, but in humility count others more significant than yourselves – Philippians 2:3

Give Praise to whom praise is due.

 

Quote:

“Don’t promote negativity online and expect people to treat you with positivity in person.”
― Germany Kent

“Checking in on what our kids are doing online isn’t helicoptering, it’s parenting.”
― Galit Breen, Kindness Wins

 

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Modes of electronic Communication: Netiquette

What is Social Media good for as far as communication goes- not so good for

Texting

Email

Face-to-face

How do people relate to efficiency and effectiveness, but also how they relate to honor, respect and connection.

 

CTA

  1. Talk to your kids about the electronic tools they have available to them.
  2. Talk to them about integrity- being consistent in who they are on-line as well as in person.
  3. Train them in manners- their importance in treating people with dignity and honor- both on-line and in person.

 

Resources- Books/Movies/Articles/You-Tubes/Podcasts

Crucial Conversations

E-learning

Glow Kids

Netiquette: University of Toledo

The Art and Mystery of On-line Communication

A Guide to Online Ethics and Etiquette

 

True North Classes

Civics: Constitutional Studies

Speech

Debate

 

True North Blog posts

Competitive Speech & STOA for Homeschoolers

Teaching effective on-line communications 

The Lost Art of letter Writing 

Communication Week 2: Respect and Connection in Electronic Media

Join the podcast this week as Lisa and Dave talk about Respect and Connection in Electronic Media. #communication #podcastBible Verse: Romans 12:13 ESV / 5 helpful votes

Contribute to the needs of the saints and seek to show hospitality.

 

Quote: Nothing is better than going home to family and eating good food and relaxing. Irina Shayk

 

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Respect and Connection in Electronic Media,

Conformity now, conformity then

Front porches and the plague of loneliness

Respect/Honor/ Conditional and Unconditional Responses

Methods of electronic Communication:

How do people relate to efficiency and effectiveness, but also how they relate to honor, respect and connection.

 

CTA

  1. Make a plan for what electronic media you children have access to and how you will interact with them about it and train, instruct and protect them.
  2. Schedule 2-4 times a week to eat dinner together around the family table.
  3. Schedule activities to do as a family that build community and connection.

 

Resources- Books/Movies/Articles/YouTube/Podcasts

Crucial Conversations 

Glow Kids

The Crown Netflix series (be aware the episode about Princess Margaret is R rated, there is some irregular crude humor.

Queen Elizabeth’s 2018 Christmas Address

The Hero of Haarlem

Knitting 

Vincent Felitti, M.D. Chief of Preventative Medicine at Kaiser Permanent- Addictive Behavior

Harvard Business Review

OSU Medical Center

The Family Table

 

True North Classes

Civics: Constitutional Studies  

Speech

Debate

 

True North Blog posts

Competitive Speech & STOA for Homeschoolers

Teaching effective on-line communications

The Lost Art of letter Writing

Communication

Join Soft Skills 101 for their first episode on the most important soft skill - Communication.  Learn some tips! This week on Soft Skills 101 podcast, we talk about the #1 soft skill – communication.

Bible Verse: Proverbs 25:11 says, “A word fitly spoken is like apples of gold in a setting of silver”

Quote: Lee Iacocca admonishes, ‘You can have brilliant ideas, but if you can’t get them across, they won’t get you anywhere!

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There are 4 Types of Communication:

  1. Verbal – Verbal communication skills are ranked first among a job candidate “must have” skills and qualities according to a survey by the National Assoc of Colleges and Employees.
  2. Written
  3. Non-verbal
  4. Emotional

What all goes in to effective communication?

  1. Our ability to push the pause button and be mindful of ourselves and others.
  2. Being aware of our own nonverbal communication
  3. Understanding what engaged and active listening entails.
  4. The capacity to communicate with self-confidence and humility.
  5. The ability to identify and understand one’s own and others emotions.

CTA

Start with the Basics:

  1. Teach your kids how to introduce someone properly.
  2. Teach the art of small talk.
  3. Teach good manners.

Resources- Books/Movies/Articles/You-Tubes/Podcasts

The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People. 

The Seven Habits of Highly Effective Teens 

The Seven Habits of Happy Kids 

True North Classes

Civics: Constitutional Studies  

Speech  

Debate

True North Blog posts

Competitive Speech & STOA for Homeschoolers

Teaching effective on-line communications

The Lost Art of letter Writing 


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