S03E06: Listen Up!

This one is all about how to make friends and influence people (kind of)! Being heard in conservation can be hard. Guest host Jane Henderson shares her experiences of communication misfires and pro tips on how to get through to people. We play a little game in which we try to make negatives into positives, and have a think about what works when talking to colleagues. Also tune in for a Dear Jane about mansplaining, and listen to Kloe testing Aquazol on textiles.

00:39 News in brief
01:33 Being heard in conservation
06:37 Getting psychological with Jane
12:36 Teaching old dogs new tricks (or vice versa)
18:38 When bad things happen
23:37 Turning a negative into a positive
26:17 Personality types and why they matter
28:25 The story of Marco the Bear
32:19 Game: Minus to Plus!
41:41 Review: Kloe tries out Aquazol
47:17 Dear Jane
51:01 Comments, questions, and corrections: the Melinex question

Show Notes:
– Dennis Lee’s talk on contract law for conservators now online: https://icon.org.uk/news/whos-afraid-of-legal-contracts
– Appeal to find boy who smashed a ceramic: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-suffolk-33285819
– Happy ending to smashed ceramic story in Ipswich: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-suffolk-33389896
– Fitzwilliam Chinese vase interactive: http://www.fitzmuseum.cam.ac.uk/research/chinesevases
– Marco the Bear: http://cliftonpark.org.uk/cpm/homepage/26/lion_and_bear
– Aquazol as Used in Conservation Practice by Julie Arslanoglu: https://cool.conservation-us.org/waac/wn/wn26/wn26-1/wn26-105.pdf

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Hosted by Jenny Mathiasson, Kloe Rumsey and Jane Henderson.

Intro and outro music by DDmyzik used under a Creative Commons Attribution license. Additional sound effects and music by Calum Robertson.

Made available under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International license.

A Wooden Dice production, 2018.

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