Communicate to Inspire

Communicate to Inspire
Context
Focus on existential first
Truth about perception and experience
Propositions - you can check them out yourself
Influential
Purpose
Another's experience
Another's behaviour
Community
Flock
Focus
Perception
Experience
Is not objective reality
Lags behind reality by half a second
Filtered through what is valuable for you
REF Tversky and Fisher
Belief
Validated by objective science
However others have different 'rules' and standards for validation
For others, belief is truth
Battleground
Carmen Lawrence last year
REF Podcast - Infintite Monkey Cage
Communication
Share experience
Manipulate the others or your own experience
i.e. Influence - Inspire
EXERCISE
Think of one recent communication - verbal, written communication where you were trying to influence another
Now, rather than your own experience of the event, try to experience the same memory from the perspective of the other party - shift position, emotional experience, and try to get what it might have been for them
Now, shift again and be like an objective observer, not you, not another, but separate to all those involved. What do you notice that you didn't in the previous two perspectives?
Now honestly communicate what your experience was to your partner - as though you want to get them to experience what you experienced.
Purpose
Honesty
You want to manipulate another's experience
e.g. corporations
You want to shift their perceptions
e.g. to see something differently - science, oceans, you
You believe something to be true
e.g. that if they experience what you want them to, they will like it
You don't know what their experience is
e.g. looking for clues, checking with them
Purpose
Change policy
e.g. write letters
REF Terry Patten
Create the Spare Parts
Become Bodhidharma
Ear of the Emporer
Possibility
Believe that you can actual do it
That it could happen now
Shift
Swap partners
Share what stood our for you
Online Communities
My role / expertise
I've set up 1-2 a year for the last decade, voluntarily
Nings to Slack, Podio to Meetups, Humanity Learning, Deliberative Democracy and Geraldton Kitesurfing
Audience no longer the audience - distributions
REF Gero Kite Crew
Etymology
Share gifts
Buy and sell gifts
Space between private and public
REF Minefield - Waleed Ali
Story 1
Goodness Podio - purposeful, designed online collaborative spaces for professionals
Story 2
#comm2inspire, GovHack slack - Ephemeral online communities formed around hashtags for recreational
Story 3
IceinSpace, SeaBreeze, Perth Morning Startup on Meetup - Networks of people with shared interests or questions , where a dedicated site is appropriate
Insights
Find and listen to your audience
Be clear about criteria, commitment, costs
REF Alliances
Subtopic 2
Know what you want
Community
CRM
Network
Platform
Don't underestimate the cost of collaboration
Few are willing to pay for its facilitation
Exercise
Consider one topic, niche, or community you are part of
What is your role in it,
Close
I'd like to hear from you
Open, Honest, Experiment, Purposeful
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