Why Should A Judge Be Curious About Clean Language?

Why should a judge be curious about Clean Language? I was asked this question recently and I thought I’d share my response. What else should I have included? Please comment below. Clean Language is a specialist inquiry technique which has some fairly unusual features. It provides a system for minimising presuppositions and content impositions from…

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Can You Learn “People Skills” Like You Learn To Swim?

Can you learn “people skills” in the same way you learn to swim, or to play an instrument? As a trainer, I dream of creating something like the Swimsmooth Guru. Just keep turning up to the pool twice a week, follow the session plans provided, and you’ll become a better, faster swimmer. I achieved an unbelievable…

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Online Communities: Building Self-Organisation

I’ve been involved in creating and sustaining online communities for a scarily long time, and I’m gradually getting better at it. One of my current groups is doing brilliant stuff at the moment. In the last couple of weeks, members of my Metaphor Mastery student group on Facebook have: Organised their own global Wednesday-night meetup on Zoom, to…

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What Is An Online Unconference? Join In To Find Out

What is an online unconference? A really excellent idea! A brilliant way to spend a day with collaborators all over the world, without leaving your home. And a way to get a lot of stuff done, quickly and efficiently. But what is an online unconference? An unconference is a participant-driven conference, usually facilitated using Open…

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How To Promote Dialogue On Social Media

What’s the best way to promote dialogue on social media? It’s a question I’ve come up against in two separate “lively threads” this week. I really don’t like online debates. I know some people really enjoy them, but that’s not me. If I see two sides of a conversation squaring up, I usually disengage and take…

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