2. Communications

In a world with huge flows of information, and strong competition for what everyone does with their time, it’s especially important to be effective in how we share ideas with a variety of different kinds of audience.

2.1 Speaking well

“How to Speak” by Patrick Winston, MIT
“How to speak so that people want to listen” by Julian Treasure
“Body Language Expert Explains How to Show Confidence” by Joe Navarro

2.2 Writing well

“The Craft of Writing Effectively” by Larry McEnerney, Director of the University of Chicago’s Writing Program

2.3 Richer communications

2.3.1 The importance of narrative as well as facts

Some examples of powerful uses of narrative:

Story by Nick Bostrom, animation by CGP Grey

The influence of narratives on economics

“Narrative Economics” by Robert Shiller

2.3.2 Graphic and video design

Some examples of compelling video design:

2.3.3 Immersive communications

“Enabling Immersive Communications” by Forest Gibson, Co-founder of Pluto VR

2.4 Establishing rapport

2.4.1 Understanding audience needs

2.4.2 Building empathy

“Asking Better Questions to Build Better Connections” by Amber L. Wright

2.4.3 Better listening for better communications

“How to Have a Good Conversation” by Celeste Headlee

2.4.4 Motivational Interviewing

“Using Motivational Interviewing Approaches”, RNAO Communications

2.4.5 Converting negative critics and trolls into constructive partners

2.5 Pros and cons of different communications environments

(Such as Montessori schools)

“Build a School in the Cloud” by Sugata Mitra, TED

2.6 Advocacy

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