My Point Exactly

  • Engage Your Brain

    July 23rd, 2017 by Beth Rogers, Founder of Point Taken Consulting
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    In some recent coaching with clients, I have been discussing the structure of the brain and how it affects our responses – and how those responses create the stories we tell ourselves about the world.

    We process our world starting with the most fundamental brain structures of the amygdala and limbic system. These structures are where we answer the gut questions -  “am I safe?” and “am I respected?”. To no one’s…

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  • Two Truths and a Lie

    June 5th, 2017 by Beth Rogers, Founder of Point Taken Consulting
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    In our workshops, sometimes we use an icebreaker called “Two Truths and a Lie”, where participants have to say three things about themselves, one of which is untrue. Then the other participants have to guess which statement is the lie. As trainers, we often wonder which is harder – telling the lie, or picking it out?

    This article reveals interesting research about lying. Turns out, we lie a lot more than we think…

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  • Celebrating 15 years

    May 10th, 2017 by Beth Rogers, Founder of Point Taken Consulting
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    As we hit this major milestone this month, I  am filled with so many emotions. This upcoming moment makes me even more aware of all the milestone celebrations I am surrounded with. From wedding anniversary to graduations, milestones are the moments that remind us to pause, pick up our heads from our day-to-day work, and look back over the long arc of time.

    In the case of Point Taken, it’s a chance for us to take…
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  • Craziest Oscar Moment? 

    February 27th, 2017 by Beth Rogers, Founder of Point Taken Consulting
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    Wow.  Our students often ask about how to handle ‘crazy’, mixed-up mishaps that can occur while they are presenting. And we offer advice, but mostly we offer assurance that these things rarely happen. Well, we all saw that ‘rare’ moment Sunday night, when the winner of the Oscar for Best Picture was mistakenly announced as La La Land when it was actually Moonlight. And this mistake happened live on air, in front…

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  • Differing Opinions

    November 1st, 2016 by Beth Rogers, Founder of Point Taken Consulting
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    One thing that seems to be lost this election season is the ability to disagree without becoming disagreeable. Often, instead of conversing, we shout our opinions at the top of our lungs, with barely a pause to allow the other side to shout theirs back at us.  So, many of us do what seems to be the only sensible thing we can think of: we stop talking about anything that seems controversial.
    We avoid giving…

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