Persuasion Pt 2: Using Framing to Attract People to Your Side
When we think of using effective message framing to persuade, the concept of attraction fits quite well. When we frame issues based on our values, we are setting the boundaries of discussion to appeal to another person’s shared values and attract them to our side.
Critical Race Theory: The Perfect Straw Man
In recent months School Boards across the country have been and continue to be stormed by people who are afraid of two things: mask mandates and Critical Race Theory. The controversy surrounding both of these subjects – one around public health, one around a body of legal scholarship – have been manufactured by people who want one thing: to keep our nation divided.
The GOP: A Ball and Chain on America – A Useful Metaphor
The metaphor of a ball and chain is useful to describe the legacy of the GOP over the last few decades.
How do we refer to today’s Republicans?
Using the word Republican is not as easy as you might think.…
GOP opens latest racist messaging attack
Here is an excellent lesson in using the Stop portion of…
How to detect, resist and counter the flood of fake news
Science News articles on identifying and countering Fake News.
Viewing the Political Landscape
A spectrum is a metaphor for political beliefs. A spectrum suggests…
Voter Suppression vs. Voter Fraud (and, by the way, this is bad framing)
As Republicans unleash a coordinated effort to prevent voting in America, we must be ready to defend this most basic of democratic rights.
How to be an Anti-Anti-Governmentist
Guest Blogger Antonia Scatton on How to be an Anti-Anti-Governmentist
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Using Stories in Your Framing and Messaging, Part 1
I retired recently which created the domino effect of changing insurance companies for each family member. In the aftermath we experienced this scenario.
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Take the leap for a new normal
The time we are going through has a name: liminal space, from the Latin meaning threshold. It is that space between what was and what will be. It is a time to act —and we certainly have the time. Will you help change voter consciousness as we transition to a new normal?
Values vs. Explanatory Frames
In our workshops we make a big deal of using values frames, because they are powerful and we just don't do it enough. But you can also use explanatory frames to make difficult issues easier to understand.