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March 2012 Newsletter
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Sometimes Less is More in Communication:
The Value of Quiet

There are internet “rescue camps” in China and South Korea which try to save children addicted to the screen. There is Freedom software designed to disable internet connections for up to 8 hours. According to an article in the New York Times (January 1, 2012: “The Joy of Quiet”), the average American spends 8.5 hours a day in front of a screen (cell phone, TV, computer).

These numbers have doubled since 2005-2009. Multi-screening (my term) is on the rise. People watch TV while they are texting or on the computer. The average American teen sends or receives 75 text messages monthly. A girl in Sacramento managed to handle 10,000 texts every 24 hours for a month!

Where are we headed? Maybe all this screen distraction has explained why more people are turning to yoga, meditation and resorts that advertise no TV or internet connections.

Unfortunately, the information age came without guidelines or an instruction manual. As Marshall McLuhan said, “When things come at you very fast, naturally you lose touch with yourself.”  And finally, Thoreau claimed that we have more ways to communicate and less and less to say.

Personally, I have not Tweeted and my Facebook is a professional venue, not personal.

How about you? How do you maintain your quiet?

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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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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.

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Smart Talk
March 8th 11:30-1pm
6285 Lookout Road Boulder, CO
Information: Katie Wulliman:
ph: (303) 449-6444 x 1371

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

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Ouch! That Hurts: Dealing with Difficult People
April 3, 2012 - 7:30-11:30 am
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Keynote: Making the Generation Mix Work
April 3, 2012 - 12:00 -1:00 pm
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Keynote: Smart Talk
April 12, 2012 - 11:30 am -1pm
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Have you checked out Audrey’s blog?

Men and Women in Conflict: The Roles She Plays
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Audrey was interviewed for the May 2012 issue of Men’s Health Magazine. The article will appear in “The Above Average Guy” column.


Cosmo App will have Audrey as an expert in the “Love” section. She was interviewed about women speaking in code.

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

Audrey has been asked to be the guest expert on communication and Code Switching for FOX 31 Denver
February 2012
Everyday Talk Show Fox 31
KDVR-TV, Denver
Segment coming soon
What People are saying about Audrey

Audrey –
Thank YOU so much for such a fantastic presentation!  We had a packed house – standing room only and the presentation was so good that all the ‘standers’ stayed the entire hour.  I didn’t get an official count but we had well over 80 people in attendance which is about double our normal turnout.
Even better is the feedback I have received since the presentation.  A number of those in attendance came to me personally to request more of your presentations and I’ve received emails as well to the same effect. 
Christine, I greatly appreciate the recommendation of bringing Audrey in for our first L3 of 2012. It was more successful than I had hoped it would be. 

Kind Regards~
Heather L. Roach
Principal Ops Quality Engineer
Covidien Surgical Solutions

Seeing you at the luncheon at Covidien was a treat and was very timely for me. There were pearls of wisdom that I plucked from your presentation, however, I am truly interested in knowing more about female empowerment. Do you have a book on this topic, or will you be presenting this topic in the Boulder area?
Thank you for the positive impact that you make!

Covidien Surgical Solution

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Code Switching: How to Talk so Men will Listen
Claire Brown Ph.D. and Audrey Nelson Ph.D.
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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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