March 2008 stories (4)

The virtue of home visits

This is a transcript of today's '60 second Science' podcast from Scientific American.

"When it comes to saving lives, a personal touch can sometimes work better than drugs alone. That’s what researchers in Uganda found, in a study published in the journal the Lancet. Scientists studied the efficacy of home visits to AIDS patients in rural areas that aren’t served by clinics. Lay workers with no clinical training visited patients weekly to provide potent anti-AIDS… Continue

Added by Phil on March 25, 2008 at 1:21pm — No Comments

An example of effective communication.

I want to describe a piece of remarkably effective communication. I know that it is effective because just 2 messages have changed my behaviour and I am confident that those 2 messages have changed my behaviour for ever. I've been talking about this with a variety of people over the last few weeks and I've been trying to understand what it means for how the Constellation communicates.

I got the first message from a poster. As far as I can remember it was a simple black text on a… Continue

Added by Phil on March 20, 2008 at 4:03pm — 4 Comments

Why would anyone join the Constellation?

What attracts our friends from all corners to the Constellation? Honestly I don' t know.

But let me put this out as a test: " We attract people because we offer a way to regain some control over our destiny, and because our style is consistent with our message: we are real".

At least that works for me, for now....

What do you think?


Added by Jean-Louis Lamboray on March 18, 2008 at 11:49pm — No Comments

SALT visit with teenagers with a physical handicap in Brussels

I'm getting ready to participate in a SALT visit this morning. It is the third time we visit the Schaller school with teenagers with a physical handicap.
This time it is quite special because we go with a friend of Mimi who is paralyzed. BUT he's a lawyer and he grew up in Congo! Mimi always says that when you talk to him for 5 min, you forget his handicap...

We'll talk about their common dream and make some drawings. I'll post some pictures!

Have a great day!

Added by Laurence Gilliot on March 13, 2008 at 2:00pm — 1 Comment

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