June 2008 Newsletter
Audrey Nelson Ph.D, Inc

Smart Talk
Do You Feel My Pain? Why We Have Not Really Communicated Until We Have Empathized!

Many leading social psychologists and mental health experts have identified empathy as a critical component to “authentic” communication, over-all happiness, and plain old success both at home and work. We know that most successful managers, HR directors, electable politicians, most productive salespersons, insightful therapists and effective negotiators have the ability to empathize. Here are some key ideas to keep in mind:

  1. We can empathize most with people like us (are we surprised?)
  2. The more in touch you are with your feelings, the better you can empathize with others.
  3. Women tend to be better at empathy.
  4. Watch out for compassion fatigue (you empathize so much with people you are worn out emotionally)
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Monthly Articles

Denver Women’s Magazine

“When Mothers and Daughters Talk”
April/May 2008
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"Where in the World is Audrey?"

He Speaks, She Speaks:
What Different Things They Say

Wednesday, June 4 - 8:30 am - 4pm
Boulder County
Pearl St, Boulder County Bldg

The Art of Conscious Communication:
A Talent for a Technical Age

Thursday, June 5 - 7:30 am – 3:30 pm
Farm Credit Council Services
Denver Marriott Tech Center

He Speaks, She Speaks
Thursday, June 12 - 11-1:00 pm
Northrop Grumman

You Know the Story
But How Do You Tell It?

Tuesday, June 17 - 9am -11am
Federation of Corporate Counsel Litigation Management College
Emory University Atlanta, GA
The 12 As to Axe
June 20 Friday
Keynote 8:15 am –9:15 am
He Speaks, She Speaks:
What Different Things They Say

12:15 pm - 1:45 pm
ASPPA Women Business Leaders Forum
Chateau Elan Resort - Atlanta, GA

What People are saying about Audrey

Hi, Audrey,
When I was a child in the 1960’s, the female character that stuck out for me was Polly Purebred in “Underdog.” She never did anything, but wait for Underdog to come save her, which sent a very negative message to me then.

Kat Rossman
City of Loveland

I was one of the guests attending the "Women's Health Conference" in Sidney, Nebraska yesterday. Thank you. I enjoyed all three of your presentations, and look forward to your book about Jack & Jill!

Mandy Vinton

Dr. Nelson,
I attended your seminars at the NA-YGN Conference in Chicago on Monday, May 5, 2008. Your lessons were inspiring and I cannot wait to put them into action! In order to help me do this, I would really appreciate copies of your presentations "The Art of Conscious Communication: A Talent for A Technical Age" and "Your Generation or Mine? Managing the Generation Mix”. Thank you for presenting. Your message was motivating!
Thank you for your time,

Stacey Allsteadt
System Engineer
Exelon Nuclear - Quad Cities

This is a great class. I have taken this class before and every time I sign up, it gets better. Audrey you are a wonderful instructor. I am looking forward to future classes with you at Boulder County.
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