It was to be expected. A week highlighting a parallel universe in the United States, and of course, I’m talking about the Republican National Convention. I couldn’t watch it. That frenzied way of speaking and complete repositioning of reality from what is plainly right in front of our faces… well it all just felt a bit mad.
But people believe it, so many people believe it. Insert hand-smacking-own-face emoji…. This widely shared image summed the week up for me.
As most of my family are in and around Melbourne, I’ve been keeping an eye on things over there. The QAnon conspiracy believing crowd seem to have a massive voice, but if you look at the stats my sister, Phillipa, shared this week, you’ll realize they are not the majority. I wish the media would stop giving them so much real estate!!
But it is another reason that I ask everyone who is good, kind and decent, to raise your voice. Speak up for what you believe in. Share your truth. Don’t leave the social media platforms to be dominated by this small demographic. They have an outsized presence on social media, because too many of us are holding back.
If we want to change the global tone of the conversation from ugliness to hope, that is how we do it. We show up, stand up, speak up. It’s the only way we can get our world reunited and hopefully, we can build together out the other side of this crisis.
Have you made any donations this week? Helping out where you can? Please consider these two worthy organizations. The UN Refugee Program and World Food Program. In fact, donate to the World Food Program through this unique link. It’s the charity being supported for the Asia Professional Speakers Convention 2020. Check out Convention to. It’s going to be amazing.
Ace your Annual Performance Review – if you have a performance review coming up, definitely recommend this article, by my friend Andrew Bryant. Great insights and tips.
Looking for a new podcast? I can definitely recommend Kerrie Phipp’s podcast Connect with Confidence. Kerrie has an ability to really draw amazing conversations out of people. I loved doing mine with her.
Congrats to Stephanie and Jan on their wedding!! Looking forward to the celebrations in person – Life During Covid: I Planned A Sustainable Wedding At Home In 3 Weeks
Oh and I published 8 tips for managing email communication better = mini-rant because things are just out of control in email land. Totally out of control.
Content to read
And here’s the content I’ve been reading this last week. Scan the headlines, read the ones that jump out at you, read or watch them all. Knowledge is power, and global knowledge is even more powerful.
Climate Crisis / 6th Mass Extinction
Global warming may kill more than all infectious diseases combined tks Mark Mulkerin
Thailand’s turtle hatchlings finally have the beach to themselves tks Karen Prager
How to decarbonize America — and create 25 million jobs Tks Denise Chai
Aerial footage shows massive flooding in Hurricane Laura aftermath
The RNC’s big Covid-19 lie, refuted in one chart tks Denise Chai
Australia international travel ban: Where does this end? tks Eli Davies
What if Facebook Is the Real ‘Silent Majority’? tks Patrice Robinet
Trump campaign fundraiser Kimberly Guilfoyle on the case for Donald Trump – just weird!!
Melania, Tiffany and Eric Take the RNC Stage | The Daily Social Distancing Show
Business and technology
The CEO moment: Leadership for a new era tks Damien Corbet
Jeff Bezos Becomes The First Person Ever Worth $200 Billion tks Domenica Decrea
Reliable, Affordable Energy for the World tks Francine Varner
Social issues (#BlackLivesMatter) and humanity
Melinda Gates talking about COVID-19, U.S. leadership and women’s empowerment.
Mets, Marlins walk off field in social injustice protest tks Barry Graubart
Passion, humour, history
Let me know which one jumped out at you?
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