Effective communication requires strategy. Strategy demands a nuanced understanding of our own goals, of the very reasons we seek to communicate. It necessitates intimate knowledge of our audience. Who are they? Where are they? What do they care about?
Effective communication, then, requires conversation. Engagement, dialog and strategic thinking are the essential ingredients, whether you’re setting goals, framing a message or evaluating the impact of your efforts.
My passions include:
* informing conversations through journalistic enterprise;
* facilitating dialog online and in small-group settings;
* crystallizing discussion into strategic action plans: and,
* studying discourse and engagement to build knowledge about best practices.
The purpose of this site is to create a digital home base for myself, a place to tell my story and to engage people on topics that I am interested in. I engage people many other places on the Web and in the “real” world. Those efforts, I believe, are enhanced by taking the time to flesh out my identity and interests here. It helps me refine my own goals, and gives people a rich reference point on … me!
The blog (the main column on the homepage) is the most active part of the site, a place for me to highlight interesting ideas I encounter as a Ph.D. candidate at the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications; to highlight recent work for my commercial clients; and to store, share and discuss things I encounter on the Web and while roaming this beautiful planet. I welcome comments, as well as guest posts. Just pitch me an idea!