Every Day Rhetoric

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As a project manager, I get glimpses into clients lives every time we kickoff a new project. A laptop camera has become the lens at which I see into the personal lives of everyone I meet. I see their kids playing, their kitchen being repainted, or even that they are a fan of midwest AAA league baseball. While these details help me humanize and connect with those I serve, their words resound to a greater…
I’ve utilized procrastination for years as a legitimate writing project technique. I know, I know, many people think “procrastination” as a bad habit or some quality to be scrutinized, but in reality it is one of the most useful techniques at tackling difficult tasks.…
Let’s face it, it’s getting harder and harder to engage others in dialogue.  Whether you’re trying to correct racism of a family member over messenger or replying to a stranger on a friend’s political Facebook post, the internet is filled with rhetorical landmines. Empathy has always been an essential tool in employing a good argument or stance. Knowing more about your audience or adversary can be the key to positive change, but lately, that just…