After a long day of work, with the remote in my right hand, and dinner on the table, I was flipping through the channels and came upon this channel. The words “Global Warming” were in the caption, the reason for me to halt my remote surfing. The scientist was talking about global warming, an issue I care considerably about. He was highly intelligent and clear. Yet, I found myself zoning out. When this happens I always ask myself, why am I zoning out. Is it because of something on my end? Maybe I’m too hungry to concentrate, overtired, or something else is dominating my mind, or is it the speaker? I conclude it was the speaker. For me, he had enough leverage just on the subject alone to keep my attention, but yet, he wasn’t.
I avoided my kneejerk reaction to change the channel and examined why I had a stronger desire to not listen to him than to listen to him. I watched a bit longer to understand, way.
He seemed to be...
Kathy Nelson, a veteran engineer a client of Bova, and host of her blossoming podcast - Ordinarily Extraordinary - Conversations with women in STEM.
Kathy talks about where she started, where she is now, her fruitful future, all related to the role communication has played in her career and life.