I just wanted to share a reminder that Jim Hall's blog will soon move to a new blog, hosted at Blogger. The new blog will be called Coaching Buttons: Jim Hall's blog. I'll share the URL to the new blog in an upcoming post.
The name references my article about Coaching Buttons and Conversational Gifts. The "coaching button" is something that sticks with your listener. Like the button on a shirt or coat, a "coaching button" doesn't do the whole job, but over time as you use more "coaching buttons" the whole picture comes together. They key is to make those "buttons" easily understood and memorable, able to stand on their own, but part of a larger story.
Interestingly, that link demonstrates one of the reasons I am moving to a new blog. Sometimes, Wordpress messes up my older blog entries, and I periodically need to "republish" an older item to get Wordpress to apply the correct blog theme. It's a pain, since I frequently link back to previous blog posts, only to discover the old post has an empty theme. I'm looking forward to not having to do that at the new blog.