Saturday, March 12, 2022

A handshake, a greeting, the way we sit in a meeting or wear a mask–it’s a chance to connect and to make a difference for the person we’re with. All in, or not at all (Seth Godin)

Photo by krakenimages on Unsplash

Seth is alluding to correct use of social niceties in that quote.

Meetings on zoom are a particular challenge for a lot of us. It's tempting to indulge in other things that may be pressing rather than give undivided attention. Embarrassing if you get caught out!

Sometimes, too, it's hard to get a word in edgeways when a few people dominate a meeting. It's easy to give in to the frustration and not contribute.

Wearing a protective mask correctly is another of those niceties that has become increasingly important in our correct climate. Some students struggle with this and need reminders during the day. 

I'll remember Seth's words for my own behaviour and when addressing staff and students about those masks - it's a chance to connect and make a difference and he's right - all in or not at all (echoes of 'do or do not - there is no try' in that one).

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