Yesterday, on Smashing The Plateau, Lou Solomon explained the importance of humanizing communication, and how storytelling plays a pivotal role. Storytelling leads to authenticity, and authenticity leads to effective communication.
Below are some of her biggest influences:
1) Brenda Ueland
Her book, If You Want to Write: A Book about Art, Independence and Spirit has grealy influenced me. "Everyone is talented, original, and has something important to say" is an inpsirational philosophy.
2) Brene Brown
Her work on imperfection and vulnerability is simply unparalleled.
3) Coach “T”
He so often said, “I’m listening for brilliance, people,” and in his class, we were brilliant.
4) The speakers who visit Interact Studio
Each one is talented, original, and has something important to say.
5) Sandy Pentland
For the extraordinary work he is doing on Honest Signals and Connection Science at the MIT Human Dynamics Lab.