It’s the weekend before a huge mid-term election in the United States where millions of voters will let their voices be heard.
As I celebrate my 28th year as a communicator in Toastmasters, I am keenly and closely watching and listening to my fellow citizens boldly and bravely expressing their thoughts and opinions about what is happening in their communities.
It takes a lot of courage to openly communicate political preferences and policy priorities but more and more people are doing it in 2022.
It’s been intriguing and entertaining to witness the rapid change taking place at Twitter since Elon Musk bought the company last week. So many opinions are flying back and forth- I find it a fascinating and exciting time.
Free speech and democracy are on everyone’s minds. It will be a roller coaster of emotions and declarations next week and I am looking forward to the open dialogue that hopefully will occur as a result.
We can’t solve problems if we don’t communicate and listen to one another. Courage and humility will be needed in heaping portions as we enter into a new phase of political balance.
The Courage to Communicate is the subtitle to my first book- Strong Words and Simple Truths but this week it is the Headline!
Here are some triads that I wish for everyone in the coming week: