October 2020 Newsletter
Welcome to October!
October is a wonderful time of year. The air starts to get crisp, and it feels like fall outside. The leaves are changing, and halloween is right around the corner. This is the perfect time to go pumpkin picking or bake an apple pie. It is also a nice time to sit on the couch with family or friends and watch a movie while the cold weather sinks in.
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Monday, October 5
voiceamerica.com - Variety Channel
2:00--3:00PMET/ 11:00-12:00PMPT
Renee Jefferson & Hannah Johnson
 Renee Knake Jefferson is a Professor of Law and at the University of Houston Law Center. Hannah Brenner Johson is the Vice Dean for Academic and Student Affairs at California Western School of Law in San Diego. They will discuss their new book
.SHORTLISTED: Women in the Shadows of the Supreme Court where they tell the largely forgotten stories of nine extraordinary women who broke through barriers and endured routine indignities to build influential legal careers and advance the ranks of women in state and federal courts—The authors reveal these inspiring, overlooked women as complex, often intriguing individuals and as valuable mentors to all women who aspire to a position of leadership or power—whether in law, medicine, business, academia, or politics.  For more on Renee Jefferson and Hannah Johnson
Monday, October 12
 voiceamerica.com - Variety Channel
Dr. Gerry Goldhaber
Product Safety Information for Consumer Awareness

Dr. Gerry Goldhaber has emerged as the nation's leading safety warnings and communication expert. He has worked with 100 of the top 500 corporations in the U.S and 50 of the top 100 laws firms, including the FDA, CPSC, and the DOD. In Dr. Goldhaber's book "Murder Inc", he recommends twelve steps to take control of our safety, and outlines a model of corporate responsibility and government regulation that balances public safety measures and company profits to the benefit of all. He says "I provide a roadmap for manufacturers, and regulators to engage in to reduce the likelihood of consumers suffering from serious or deadly consequences." More about Dr. Goldhaber
Monday, October 19
voiceamerica.com - Variety Channel
Maggie Kast
How Love Transforms Life
Maggie Kast has been a writer since the 1990's. In her book, Side by Side but Never Face to Face, she writes about Greta, her narrator, who has been wrenched from a long and tightly-circled marriage to Manfred, an Austrian Holocaust survivor. Coming from very different backgrounds, they sometimes abraded each other, but the friction struck sparks, and the marriage remained vital. Together they mourned the accidental death of a daughter and experienced a widening of spiritual horizons as they grieved. Today Maggie discusses coping with the pain of losing a daughter and the challenges of having a son with a developmental disability, including the stigma of his being labeled “retarded,” her journey to convert to catholicism, what drew her to the Hmong people of Vietnam and insight from her research into their unique culture, and her views on psychotherapy and philosophy. For more on Maggie Kast.

Monday, October 26
voiceamerica.com - Variety Channel
Rachel Adler and Maggie Anton
Jewish Wisdom Stories by a Feline Mystic

Rachel Adler, author and Maggie Anton, publisher of Tales of the Holy Mysticat: Jewish Stories by a Feline Mystic is an interpretation Adler's gray tabby’s routine and unusual behaviors through the lens of Jewish teachings and practices. Adler and Anton discuss the sound and practical application of mitzvahs, or divine commands, in timely matters such as visiting the sick and protecting one’s own health. They also discuss the dark mysteries within Jewish mysticism, and the power of reciting mournful lamentations in times of hardship and sorrow. They will be sharing their favorite psalms for comfort and reassurance of God’s wisdom and mercy. For more information on Rachel Adler and Maggie Anton

Positively Speaking

When to Listen and When to Speak

We all hear and we all listen but there is a big difference between the two in quality and quantity.  When we hear, we hear words. When we are not paying attention, we hear sound. If we look attentive, we can often get away with not listening, but listening gives us and the person we are talking to something far greater.

When we listen, we listen for tone and inflection and we see expression. We pick up feelings  and intent, especially if we listen well. We can even pick up when the words we hear are not sincere or heartfelt.

Listening is an art and a great skill,. If we learn to listen well, we can get to the heart of the matter. The words we use also  count. The well known phrase “Treat others as you want to be treated” applies in all situations in business and in our personal lives.
in the article The Spirituality of Listening in Aish.com by Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks  states, “In revelation, God speaks to us. In prayer, we speak to God. If you want to understand any relationship, between husband and wife, or parent and child, or employer and employee, pay close attention to how they speak and listen to one another. Ignore everything else.”
Here are some tips to know when to be silent and when to speak especially in working with existing and potential clients:

  • Talk when you have something to offer that the other person wants to hear.
  • Listen when someone has something to tell you and needs to talk.
  • Talk when you need to express yourself and the time is right.
  • Listen first in a new situation. Assess the environment and speak when you can contribute to the topic or have an example to share.
  • Set up appointments to talk when you know others have a busy schedule.
  • When calling, ask the person if this is a good time to talk. Don’t launch into an in-depth conversation when they were not expecting the call.

I have learned that people tend to listen when the spoken words have meaning for them, and shut down when others talk too much, too fast, are repetitious and say things that are not of interest. Interestingly enough, listening well is how we learn what to say and how to say it. 
Silence is golden and so is speech, especially when it’s balanced and meets the needs of both the giver and the receiver.
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