So Much for No Pants on Zoom

What’s just out of range of view when you are on Zoom? I have carefully staged a corner of my basement into a 4-foot-wide illusion of professional workspace. Some just use virtual backgrounds. A colleague got a new shower curtain and sets up in her bathroom—the only space in her house with 4 walls and…

Lost in Translation: Dab vs. Pinch vs. Smidgeon

I met an interesting woman the other day, founder and owner of Workforce Language Services, who has a PhD in Linguistics and Anthropology.   We were talking about the ongoing challenge as practitioners to prove the business case for diversity, and she told me about a language training project she had done for a client in…

Communicating Across Lines of Difference: The “Art” of Living with Parkinson’s Disease

 The term intercultural communications refers to communicating with people across lines of difference.  As the word implies that can be cultural difference, such as heritage or ethnicity, but it can also be across lines of ability. I am reminded of this as I help to prepare volunteers for an event I have planned for a…