E-Prime (short for English-Prime, sometimes denoted É or E′) is a prescriptive version of the English language that excludes all forms of the verb to be. E-Prime does not allow the conjugations of to be—be, am, is, are, was, were, been, being— the archaic forms of to be (e.g. art, wast, wert), . . . Read more
In interpersonal communication, an I-message or I-statement is an assertion about the feelings, beliefs, values etc. of the person speaking, generally expressed as a sentence beginning with the word “I”, and is contrasted with a “you-message” or “you-statement”, which often begins with the word “you” and focuses on the person . . . Read more
Nonviolent Communication (abbreviated NVC, also called Compassionate Communication or Collaborative Communication) is a communication process developed by Marshall Rosenberg beginning in the 1960s. NVC often functions as a conflict resolution process. It focuses on three aspects of communication: self-empathy (defined as a deep and compassionate awareness of one’s own inner . . . Read more
Quiet Parties (also known as Silent Parties and as Silent Dating parties) are nightclub events where participants socialize by writing notes to each other instead of speaking. The single rule at these events is “no talking.” This format creates a very different kind of interaction, although not necessarily always an . . . Read more
An elevator pitch, elevator speech, or elevator statement is a short summary used to quickly and simply define a person, profession, product, service, organization or event and its value proposition. The name “elevator pitch” reflects the idea that it should be possible to deliver the summary in the time span . . . Read more
The Three Minute Thesis is a research communication competition developed by The University of Queensland. The exercise develops academic, presentation, and research communication skills and supports the development of research students’ capacity to effectively explain their research in three minutes in a language appropriate to a non-specialist audience. One particularity of this . . . Read more
A sudden flurry of activity on the Twitter social network and microblogging service that influences current events. A focused effort of many people using Twitter to influence current events to their favor. A TwitterStorm Press conference is organized on Twitter and where supporters are asked to participate in order to . . . Read more
Interactive online discussion between a distributed audience and a guest speaker. A Twangout integrates the dialogue of Twitter with the live video stream from Google Hangout. While the audience questions are on Twitter (using a hashtag for the event), the answers are given through a live video where the moderator . . . Read more
Simply, a projection of live tweets during a conference or gathering. It can be used to create more interact and feedback from both a group in the same physical space and people following from a distance.
Thunderclap is the a crowd-speaking platform that helps people be heard online by saying something together. If enough people support a campaign, Thunderclap will blast out a timed Facebook Post or Tweet from all the campaign’s supporters, creating a wave of attention.