The Value of Learning and Knowing Names in Community Work
“Here’s my promise: I will know your first and last name by the end of the week.” Correctly learning and using the names of people is still one of the easiest and best strategies in community building and community change.
Hearing the Sound of Genuine Participation
A buzzing sound can mean many things. When I was a kid growing up on an Iowa farm, a buzzing sound usually meant bees were near by. There are buzzing sounds that indicate good things are happening. I heard one just like that last week in Buffalo, New York.