The Fundamentals of Having An Opinion Worth Hearing

Here’s a harsh truth… Your opinions are probably not logical. They’re probably not rational. They’re most likely irrational. And this goes for everyone. I know I’m blind to my own irrationality. It’s just what we humans do. We’re irrational. “Even intellectuals should have learned by now that objective rationality is not the default position of […]

Don’t Be All Mouth & No Ears (Pointers On Political Communication)

What goes on in your head when someone’s talking? Are you digesting what they’re saying? Are you processing what they’re saying, trying to understand the nuances? Are you getting their point? Or, are you collecting your thoughts until it’s your time to talk? Honestly, I’m sure we both do the latter. It’s easier to be […]

How to Communicate Your Beliefs to Others: A Guide to Bridging the Gap Between Knowledge & Dissemination

Sometimes my peers disappoint me. This was one of those times. I was in a van headed to an American Enterprise Institute conference located in DC. The College dean was driving the van, and we were having a pretty good start. Granted, it was 6 in the morning (ugh!). I was a first semester sophomore […]

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