• Joanne Cantoni-Pudniks

The power of good intentions



Good intentions and powerful presentations

Presenting at an international conference is a service of compassion and charity. A moment that you can embrace your professional development. Time for courage, confidence and gratitude.

Presenters with integrity are honest and have aim. Studies like (Kurt Gray, 2012) show that good intentions increase pleasure in experiences. These emotions influence memory recall of information (Bradley et al., 1992; Cahill & McGaugh, 1995; Kensinger et al., 2002).

Attitudes, discipline and warmth that comes from the heart guide a sincere path to good outcomes. The effect creates a path for the future.

Good attitudes:

  • truthfulness

  • wishes to prevent harm in others

  • enjoying the service of giving to others

  • humility.

Discipline:

  • using statistics and speaking truthfully

  • clear messages

  • statistical analysis easily understood

  • willingness to use skills.

Qualities of warmth:

  • care in use of jargon and unfamiliar mathematical expressions (confusion in the audience can disconnect them from social reality)

  • engaging in emotions, interests, and worldly views towards a common goal

  • plans for a future and hope.

One of the most important elements of a good handshake is being prepared and having purposeful positive intentions. This takes alertness and strength in one's spirit.

Have faith that you are serving others.

References

Bradley, M., Greenwald, M., Petry, C., & Lang, P. (1992). Remembering pictures: pleasure and arousal in memory. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory & Cognition, 18(2). Retrieved from https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/1532823

Cahill, L., & McGaugh, L. (1995). A novel demonstration of enhanced memory associated with emotional arousal. Consciousness and Cognition, 4(4). Retrieved from https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/8750416

Gray, K. (2012). The power of good intentions: Perceived benevolence soothes pain, increases pleasure, and improves taste. Social Psychological and Personality Science, 3(5). Retrieved from http://journals.sagepub.com/doi/abs/10.1177/1948550611433470

Kensinger, E., Brierle, B., Medford, N., Growdon, J., & Corkin, S. (2002). The effect of normal aging and Alzheimer's disease on emotional memory. Emotion, 2(2). Retrieved from https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/12899186


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