What You Will Learn
Explore the differences in communication across social class, learn about the impact of life experiences on communication styles, discover six strategies for online communication across poverty barriers, and obtain concrete tools for building stronger relationships and communicating more effectively with those who live in the crisis of poverty.
How different social classes have unique communication styles and how this limits mobility from one class to another
Six online communication strategies to help communicate across barriers
A vartiety of concrete, usable techniques to help you build stronger relationships
I'm Dr. Beegle
Do you know why these poverty trainings are so powerful?
...beacause I myself was born into generational, migrant labor poverty and have first-hand experience of its limitations and misperceptions. I am the only member of my family who has not been incarcerated. I left school at 15 for marriage and began raising two children while continually fighting poverty. At 25, I was unmarried, had little education or job skills. It was from that low point that I got the support I needed to allow me to work my way out. I earned my GED, AA in Journalism, BA in Communications, a Master’s Degree in Communication and a Doctorate in Educational Leadership. For the past 30 years I have worked with educators, justice professionals, health care providers, social service agencies and other organizations seeking to make a difference for those living in poverty.
Join me in changing how we understand those in poverty and together let's create a world where everyone has the access to their true potential.
WHAT PEOPLE SAY
This opened my mind!! How we talk to people is important; not so much talking to but listening to is how we get to know one another, and may be able to solve some problems among us here in the USA.
Meanings are in People and the interactions with people carry the most power. I am so thankful that Dr. Beegle pointed out that most of what we share with written materials are not necessarily absorbed by those living in poverty or with low literacy levels. I learned that when information is shared verbally, that makes the biggest impact.
Thank you for this training and for explaining theory in a personal and accessible manner. The distinction you drew between oral and print communication styles was helpful for me to consider in my work. Often I find myself leaning towards print culture for the sake of efficiency, and now I better understand how that is leaving people out. I appreciated this training and opportunity to reflect on the work I do very much.