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You have probably heard of "haters" or "trolls" or "cyber-bullies." Where did they come from? Why do they attack? Has the digital world of social media and mobile created a new underground culture of bad behaviour? Join Deb and Tom as they converse with Peggy Parks, a leading civility expert form the Parks Image Group, Inc. (www.theparksimagegroup.com) about the lack of civil behaviour online and what we can do to make the Internet a safer place to express ourselves and disagree in a respectful manner with those who we do not share the same perspective. Respecting boundaries, taking responsibility for our own online comments and conduct, and setting a good example for others are some of the topics we will hit on during the interview.
About Peggy: Peggy Parks has the opportunity to see people in business settings as well as social ones. A key element in her observations is noticing how people treat each other. That’s how she discovered a lack of civility in the world and decided to do her part to change that. As the Southeast’s leading Civility Expert, Peggy views good manners, the ability to listen to learn and to appreciate other viewpoints as key elements for civility. And a person who practices civility actually polishes their personal image. Featured in numerous publications, radio and TV, Peggy is pleased to count UPS, Southern Company and The Coca-Cola Company among her clients. Peggy can be reached at Peggy@TheParksImageGroup.com or 404/266-3858.
“Civility without reason, or reason without civility, are disingenuous attempts to understand one another.” Call 301-259-1869 and share your thoughts on this statement. We might play your comment on Lunch with Louden!
Poll after poll tells us that Americans agree with one another more than they disagree. This appears to be true whether the topic is the toxic effects of money in politics, the over-reach of corporate persons, inequality within justice and law enforcement, or who should be allowed to vote. So why does the country feel so polarized?
We have talked before about how word tricks are used to make us appear unlike one another: that polarization is the antidote to unity.
Coffee Party USA has taken the position that civility and reason are the the keys to unlocking the linguistic doors between the many houses of American thought. But civility is often discounted as manners over substance, and reason is often discounted as “your” facts.
IMHO civility and reason only become powerful when exercised together. Civility without reason and reason without civility are just more of “the same”: noise that passes for conversation and the verbal jousting that passes for attempts to understand one another.
If the goal is to see where we do agree, where we can join to make change, then certainly the concept of civility AND reason are worth a try.
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Spirited was actually on the board of an organization called "Civility-at-Large" years ago. The intent was to focus on the issues surrounding the growing lack of civility between people of all walks of life. The subject still is an intense one for her, as well as most of us, as we go along our way each day.
From Bullying and lack of senstivity to where to draw the line in our interpersonal relationships in all areas of our lives, it's all quite a spiritual topic!
Tune in to what promises to be a show that some may not want to hear, and others may leave applauding!
Under the Goddesses and Gods; the Mesopotamian's passion for law and justice, however, did not have its,origins solely in loftly ideals. It stemmed also from a competitive and individualistic temperament, and a high regard forprivate property. As early as 2500B.C., soon after writing had been invented, some Mesopotamians had began to inscribe their transactions--actual contracts and deeds of sale for hoses, fields and even slaves--on tables of clay. These documents spelled out, in permanent form that could easily be referred to at any time, agreements for dealings between oeople. Since they established precedents for future actions, they led inevitab to one of the Mesopotamians' greatest contributions to civilization, a logical system of written law.
When the A.D. anno domini hijack the ancient African indigenous civility with monotheistic [he and him-God it created an aberrational shift in perception and behavior of people--and down goes the way of man, ebbing into psychological ignorance.
Host Kevin Willett is joined by Rosalinda Randall Etiquette and Civility Consultant. Listen in to hear some great advice for Holiday Networking. Please visit her website at www.rosalindarandall.com for great adive on etiquette
"Reclaiming Civility in the Public Square – 10 Rules That Work" is a user-friendly guide to how civility in the governing process is possible. Each rule is illustrated with a true life story. These stories not only demonstrate how the rule works, but also give evidence that while “civility in government” may sound like an oxymoron to some, there are examples to be found showing civility to be alive and well in the political sphere.
Cassandra and Tomas are co-founders of the Institute for Civility in Government, a grassroots non-profit organization that works to bring more civility to the governing process in our communities and our nation. With more than 15 years of experience in leading legislative conferences, Cassandra and Tomas know first-hand what it takes for citizens to be effectively engaged in the political process on Capitol Hill and beyond. They have addressed community groups, schools, churches and members of Congress, and have been interviewed on radio and television, including PBS, C-SPAN, NPR and CBC. Both are ordained pastors in the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) and are actively serving a congregation. Both Cassandra and Tomas have mediation training
We are back! Tonight we are bringing you a special episode of the Waco Tea Party Watchdog Radio Show. Our special guest is Felicia Cravens from the Houston Tea Party Society. We've know Felicia almost six years, and we respect her level headed responses to political events.
Our Hot Topic tonight is Speaker races and effective ways that citizens can engage in the political process. Civics and Civility are lacking in the discourse, tonight we'll talk about why it is important to know the process and being respectful when addressing elected officials. Manners Matter.
Join us at 8:00 PM (CST) online, in live chat, and on the phone. Call in your questions, comments and suggestions. Just be civil.
Join us today on Women Leading the Way Radio as Cecile Bereal, your host of Serving Up Diversity, interviews Dr. Billy Vaughn, DTUI Managing Partner/Chief Learning Officer.
It has been said that the workplace is a reflection of society at large, and there are behaviors that demonstrate a lack of respect, civility, and collegiality, inside and outside the workplace.
With diverse ethnicities, multi-generations, lower wage employees and no age limits as to how long an employee can continue to work, studies indicate that incivility, lack of respect and collegiality are serious problems that are getting worse.
Keep it Civil, Stupid! The Civility CEO, Sue Jacques (pronounced JAKES) is on today's Piggy Bank Promotions radio show, talking about the importance of running a business that insists on civility...and how to set it up.
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As members of the Coffee Party media team, we here at the Middle Ground see a lot of posts, emails, show responses and tweets. The one thing that continually strikes us is that, no matter how hard any of us want civility, it seems like an increasingly difficult state to attain.
Tonight we're having an OPEN CALL NIGHT on The Middle Ground. We want to hear about what YOU think it's going to take to reach true civility--not just from a handful of us, but from a majority.
Presented by Coffee Party USA, "The Middle Ground" covers a variety of topics with a trans-partisan approach with an eye to finding the place where the two major political parties share that 'middle ground.' Co-hosted by award-winning filmmaker Eric Byler (center-left perspective) and political author Michael Charney (center-right perspective), the show airs every Tuesday 8 to 9:30 pm ET.
We love our callers: 646-929-2495.
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