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February 2012 Newsletter
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Collaboration: Is It Really Always the Best Choice?

I was inspired by a recent article in the New York Times (Sunday, January 15, 2012) in the Sunday Review section. The article, The Rise of the New Group Think, addresses the notion that solitude is out of fashion and only great ideas emerge from teams. Susan Cain, the author, refers to recent research which suggests the opposite is true; that people are more creative when they can work in privacy and without interruption! Additionally, the research suggests that the most creative folks are more introverted. These introverts are extroverted enough to exchange ideas but perceive themselves as more individualistic and independent. Even Picasso said, “Without great solitude, no serious work is possible.” Think about it from a religious historical view point. Moses, Jesus and Buddha went off alone and returned with profound insights for their community.

So the next time you see your colleague working alone, don’t interrupt them, they may be on the verge of a new break through idea!

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Audrey Nelson PhD. is an international trainer, key-note speaker, consultant and author who works with organizations to increase their productivity and profitability through winning communication strategies.

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arrowUS Forest Service Leadership Program
Art of Conscious Communication
February 1, 2012 - 8:30 am-3:30 pm
Missoula, MT

arrowFlatirons Professionals’ Network Corp
Ouch! That Hurts! Dealing with Difficult People
February 8, 2012 - 6:00 pm
Outback Hotel - 800 28th St - Boulder
More info:

arrowUnited States Forest Service
Northern Region University
From Bellbottoms to Khakis
April 3, 2012 - 1:00 - 5:00 pm
Montana State, Missoula

arrowUnited States Forest Service
Northern Region University
Ouch! That Hurts: Dealing with Difficult People
April 3, 2012 - 7:30-11:30 am
Montana State, Missoula -

arrowUnited States Forest Service
Northern Region University
Keynote: Making the Generation Mix Work
April 3, 2012 - 12-1:00 pm
Montana State, Missoula -

arrowWomen in Cable and Technology
Keynote: Smart Talk
April 12, 2012 - 11:30 am -1pm
Denver -


Have you checked out Audrey’s blog?

Nodding Doesn't Mean "Yes" - Click for article

wiley pfeiffer
Audrey signed a contract for her third book with Pfeiffer an imprint of Wiley & Sons, Inc (co-authored)
The Gender Communication Handbook: Conquering Conversational Collisions Between Men and Women due on bookstore shelves Spring of 2012. It will be a professional book that will be the source on gender communication.

Santa Rosa California December 2012
Farm Credit Council Services - Leadership Development program

Audrey was recently interviewed for Women’s Health regarding after-work arguments between cohabitating couples - who's going to take the dog out, who's going to make dinner, etc. What's going wrong here and what kind of communication tactics can we use to avoid the same old arguments? - Look for the article in March 2012.

Audrey has been asked to be the guest expert on communication and Code Switching for FOX 31 Denver
October 2011
He and She Wired: Guidelines for Using E-mail with the Opposite Sex
Everyday Talk Show Fox 31
KDVR-TV, Denver
Click here for segment
What People are saying about Audrey

Farm Credit Leadership Development Program
Victors without Victims: 90 Ways to Manage Conflict for a Positive Outcome

Dealing with conflict quickly and calmly to keep the situation positive for all parties is of utmost importance. Learning the different types of handling conflict and learning what the other person is can help alleviate the conflict quicker with better results.

It's important to recognize that doing nothing is actually doing something. By doing nothing about a situation you actually may be reinforcing the situation
.A lot of info will be applied right now between coworkers and also with member borrowers. Great information. Wish I would have had it earlier.

DRI is the leading organization of defense attorneys and in-house counsel. Audrey was a keynote for DRI in January 2012.

Thanks, Audrey.  I received many positive comments about your presentation.  The leaders at DRI have you on the short list for future engagement.  I am sure we will work together again in the future.  I look forward to it.  Take care. 
Mike Weston
Lederer Weston Craig, P.L.C.

Hi Audrey, I really enjoyed your talk. You made it fun and I think everyone had at least one take away.
Nancy Parz
Senior Director

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Code Switching: How to Talk so Men will Listen
Claire Brown Ph.D. and Audrey Nelson Ph.D.
Penguin Group-Alpha Books
ISBN 978-1-59257-926-6

Code Switching: How to Talk so Men will Listen is a hands-on tool for everyday use at the office. It is a practical resource with how-to steps to help businesswomen conquer the communication nuances between men and women in the workplace. This book explores the gender impact on business talk. It teaches using true stories and case studies, while providing valuable “code-switching” tips to help women gain and strengthen credibility and make a greater impact on the job

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