Topic: Ageist – Not Me!
Day: Monday 19 October 2020
Time: 1:50pm-2:30pm AEDT
Most people are more ageist than they realise. At the heart of ageism are our unconscious beliefs and biases. These unconscious beliefs and biases drive our communication and behaviours which are often detrimental to older people. We have no awareness that our habitual way of interacting with older people is causing harm, and sadly, we often falsely believe that we are helping, when the opposite is true.Most people are more ageist than they realise. At the heart of ageism are our unconscious beliefs and biases. These unconscious beliefs and biases drive our communication and behaviours which are often detrimental to older people. We have no awareness that our habitual way of interacting with older people is causing harm, and sadly, we often falsely believe that we are helping, when the opposite is true.Our communication is critical to enabling positive interactions with older people and all too often our habitual style of communication creates people to be disempowered, disrespected and dependent. Our way of communicating, though undoubtedly well intended, is at the heart of unconscious ageist practices and so it is vital that people are given the opportunity to become aware of the detrimental impact they are having in order that they can change their habits!Once people become aware of some simple, yet profound ways that they can change their communication they are able to create interactions where people are respected, empowered and engaged and ultimately enable people to have an amazing experience in those interactions. By implementing some simple changes, we not only will be able to interact with older people in a more positive way, we can also apply these changes across all contexts, both professionally and personally, to create better relationships and better outcomes with everyone!In this thought-provoking presentation Lindsay Tighe will challenge us to become aware of how our unconscious beliefs and biases are creating us to be ageist without realising it. We will see the powerful evidence to convince us of the need to change the way we are communicating and be provided with some very powerful and simple strategies that we can put into place immediately to: counter ageism, demonstrate respect and create empowerment and engagementLindsay always delivers her presentations with an absolute passion in the knowledge that her message is not only profound and inspiring, it is also creating a better world for all!
Lindsay is a highly regarded author, speaker and coach. Her passion is helping people to see that the way they are unconsciously communicating can be detrimental to others and her mission is to teach people some simple strategies to enable them to communicate more effectively to have better relationships and get better results.
She has been delivering her thought provoking and often, life changing, workshops for nearly 20 years and has now enabled 1000’s of people to transform the way they are communicating for the better. She has published 9 books, including one called “I’m Old Not Stupid!” and has also developed an extensive range of resources, including online programs, to support and inspire people to access and implement her teaching.
Lindsay’s website is www.betterquestions.com.au and she regularly writes blogs and posts updates on social media to challenge us all to be better communicators to create a better world.