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Hacked

It seems that the word “hacked” is high in our minds nowadays as computer systems, passwords, websites, emails, mobile phones, money machines and other technological whizzy things fall prey to people who have very negative intentions.

I have to suspect that something or someone via Yahoo is sniffing around on my blog and some random emails with a “yahoo” in the address have appeared this past week. And other bloggers are reporting similar invasions.

However some more positive hacking has happened here over the weekend. The pesky agapanthus plants have taken a hit. My Dad, who was a keen gardener, would often comment that while he may not have successfully removed a pest plant he “had given it something to seriously think about”.

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I’m hopeful that some of the more desirable shrubs in this spot can now reclaim their patch and offer us enjoyment we have been missing.

Saturday Tip: Communication percentages

I have been continuing to tidy up and sort through my resources. Here is a handout I used a lot in many of the workshops and courses I ran.

7% of communication = words

38% of communication = tone of voice

55% of communication = body language and or facial expression

It will be interesting to learn what findings people make around communication methods used today. Emails, texts and tweets all rely solely on words or symbols alone. It is surprising how well we communicate using these means when 93% of the facets that apparently are so critical to clear and effective communication are missing.

What are your thoughts on all this? Do these percentages need changing perhaps?