Guest Blog: Romantic Communication in the Queer Community

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The thing about the queer community, is that it is small.  No matter where you live, the community is small.  In a metropolitan area like Madison, the number should be somewhere around 2,500 people.  That is small town small.  Anyone who has tried to live, much less date, in a small town knows that there […] Read more »

3 Effective Tricks to Improving Newsletters

While frozen inside this winter, my client Nancy started 2014 on the right foot by writing her eNewsletters (or “success stories”) for the year. As she completed each one, she sent them to Simply Stated Consulting for editing. Nancy was an experienced writer, and thus knew how important it is to have a second pair […] Read more »

Happy Hill New Year Part 3

Let Your Enthusiasm Show!

Join us for Simply Stated Consulting’s first video blog! In honor of the new year, this month’s theme is about starting your business on the right foot. Tina Hallis with Happy Hill Consulting joins us to discuss communication advice that will help you make 2014 happier. This webisode is specifically about showing enthusiasm.     […] Read more »

2 Linguistic Tricks to Optimize Your Goals & Affirmations

Are You Focused on Your Desires?

On Thanksgiving, my dog Roxy escaped her leash and went for an adventure.  Just as my husband was about to catch up with her, Roxy’s powerful nose caught the scent of an 8 point buck.  Instinct set in.  Roxy chased that buck straight out of town.  She wanted that buck more than anything and that […] Read more »

Happy Hill New Year Part 2

We are not stuck in our current state of well-being

  Join us for Simply Stated Consulting’s first video blog! In honor of the new year, this month’s theme is about starting your business on the right foot. Tina Hallis with Happy Hill Consulting joins us to discuss communication advice that will help you make 2014 happier. This webisode is specifically about being “present” in […] Read more »

Happy Hill New Year Part 1

Be present

Join us for Simply Stated Consulting’s first video blog! In honor of the new year, this month’s theme is about starting your business on the right foot. Tina Hallis with Happy Hill Consulting joins us to discuss communication advice that will help you make 2014 happier. This webisode is specifically about being “present” in a […] Read more »

Writing Your Wrongs

Mistakes or Treasures

Are there right and wrong ways to write?  If there were, we would consider writing a science, not an art form.  Differences in what people consider “good” writing exist.  What one person thinks is a masterpiece, another may think is garbage.  Yet many people, including myself, claim that there are rules to writing that we […] Read more »

3 Ways Discourse Analysis Can Optimize Your Organization

Discourse Analysis

Discourse analysis is the analysis of a cross section of predominantly written language.  Do not confuse it with literary analysis.  The purpose of discourse analysis isn’t necessarily to understand the text itself, but to understand the sociocultural world the text is caught up in.  In this type of analysis, the text is considered suspended in webs […] Read more »

3 Ways Conversation Analysis Benefits Your Organization

Communication is like the rainforest

When you analyze something, you break it up into smaller pieces, examine those smaller pieces, and discover how those smaller pieces work together to create the whole.  Conversation analysis is basically that process applied to a conversation.  In conversation analysis, you take a transcript (or written version) of a conversation and find its smaller pieces […] Read more »

6 Steps for an Effective Research Interview

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For better or worse, someone somewhere has been where you are now.   Step 1: Decide on Objectives What exactly are you trying to find out?  Write out your objectives on a notecard.  Keep that notecard in front of you while you write out your questions.  Your questions should, for the most part, be based […] Read more »