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Communication – The Broken Telephone

The Scribbling Scribes

by Penny Mitchell – Communications that Matter

Broken Telephone is a party game we played in my youth. The purpose is to whisper a message person to person until it is spoken aloud by the last in line. The game makes fun of poor listening and language skills. For it to be effective, the final version of an original sentence should bear some resemblance in structure, but mean something hysterically different.

Invariably the outcome fails to inspire a belly-aching response, because people don’t get the point or follow the rules. Often a smart-alec mucks up the game by inserting a different mBroken telephone - freedigitalimages.netessage or hi-jacking the original completely. Others think the challenge is to speak so that the receiver cannot get the message.

As the self-conscious perfectionist and English lover I was in those days (now less of the former), with sensitive hearing and good diction, I found the game…

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It’s Time to Write What We’ve Time to Read

by Penny Mitchell – Communications that Matter – Co-author of Going Global – Technology made Simple One of the most difficult books to sell online is the one I have written with my friend and fellow author, Sue Trollip, Going... Continue Reading →

Technology – when communication fails by Penny M

I recently gave a presentation on technology to a group of gracious pensioners. My topic was Technology for Bank Pensioners – It’s a Cruise. Unfortunately, I was the one who ended up at sea and heading for a bottle when... Continue Reading →

Is Mother to blame?

Although written on my Scribbling Scribes Blog, this is all about communication.

The Scribbling Scribes

The Power of WordsSword in the mouth

by Penny M

In a world of horrors, created by men with no ‘hearts’, those still blessed with functioning minds cry  for those that lost their heads and more to the evil that lurks behind innocent faces. Justice is sought, but there is none; for no man can give it.

Thinkers worship creation. Yet, when the earth swallows human flesh and spews forth fire from the hell hole within, Mother Nature bears no blame. Those who claim ‘there is no God’ still focus their curses on the one who created the ground they walk on and the air they breathe. It wasn’t Mother.

As creation waits to see Words, sword and dragonif nuclear warfare will be unleashed in futile attempts to control destinies of nations, man has forgotten the creative power in the sword of the tongue they write with.

Lead with healing words and worlds will follow. Turn…

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Social Media, Technology and Kid’s Learning Opportunities

Social Media, Technology and Kid's Learning Opportunities.

Dangers of Online Estate Planning

There are limits to what technology should be allowed to do for you. Sometimes free is not fair. Death calls for careful planning. Consult a professional who cares. See my services tab for more details.

Northern California Center for Estate Planning and Elder Law

The Internet is full of websites that sell downloads and worksheets that will produce generic legal documents. They offer legal documents of all kinds, including things like wills and trusts. Can anyone with a computer create an effective estate plan using DIY tools that are being offered online? Consumer Reports Study The highly respected magazine Consumer Reports was wondering about this question back in 2012. They decided to find an answer. Consumer Reports staffers went online, and they identified three of the most popular purveyors of do-it-yourself legal documents. They created last wills using downloads and worksheets that they got from these three websites. Three prominent legal professors were engaged to examine these do-it-yourself last wills. They came away with some rather telling criticisms. Ultimately, they said that unintended negative consequences could come about if the average layperson was to use one of these do-it-yourself (DIY) solutions to create a last will.
http://www.norcalplanners.com/blog/estate-planning/dangers-online-estate-planning/

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Your Date of Death is not usually on your Calendar – Penny Mitchell

Do you have a Will and a practical plan? Tragic events continue to grab world media attention and shock reasonable people into startling acts, lifestyle changes and prejudices. All victims have one thing in common – they didn’t expect to... Continue Reading →

Did somebody say Cheese?

Shoppers Unite and communicate your rights!

The Scribbling Scribes

by Penny M

Yes, anything from a grimace to a grin will do as long as features are misplaced for a few seconds, minutes, or more, or more … Fortunately cameras are much faster these days for all except group photos.

Cheese no longer makes me smile. The cost has climbed into the eaves of every food store I know.

It’s a festive season, I think, a thought that no longer brings excitement. Have you noticed how the price of many basic necessities climbs towards December (or any holiday for that matter)? In fact, retailers can’t wait to order and display fresh stocks with price hikes from October onwards. Do they think we don’t notice?

People splurge to buy things they might not normally buy throughout the year. This is because it’s traditionally the season of giving, in celebration of the greatest gift of all.??????

But cheese?

An Economics Lecturer…

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