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January 2010 Blog Posts (5)

Time to register for February 10 meeting!

Ok, LA Mediators, the time is NOW!

Our February 10 meeting will have 4 guest speakers, and it promises to be just what the doctor ordered. As a group dedicated to helping each other attain the goal of being a successful, professional mediator, we have a great first substantive meeting for 2010.

Our speakers span a wide swath of users of paid mediation services. We'll have wine and pot luck to sweeten the experience, and I must stress that we have to strictly limit the… Continue

Added by Bob Tessier on January 29, 2010 at 10:45pm — No Comments

Mediation Marketing Minute 2010: Vol. 1

I've been pondering the depth of what I consider the absolute most important ingredient in mediation. I guess it's marketing in a sense, I think it makes alot of the magic, so we're kicking off 2010 Marketing Minute with it. But let's start at the start.

Mediators have three thing they must be as mediators:

Be Present

Be Authentic

Be Of Service

That's it.

But lately the Be Present aspect of this recipe has been on my mind. I just read a… Continue

Added by Bob Tessier on January 16, 2010 at 12:33pm — 1 Comment

LA Mediators Feb. 10 Meeting

Happy Saturday LA Mediators...

It's a nice sunny day, and we're going to have the best year yet at LA Mediators! Thanks to everyone who came by and brought food and drink at my place. Terri and I had a great time, and enjoyed all the fun and laughter. And special thanks to Bob Mayer who helped teach my daughter a drinking song from Cal! Nothing says party like your 19 year old daughter singing a drinking song...She is class of 2012, he is class of 1961. Good to know Berkeley has it's… Continue

Added by Bob Tessier on January 16, 2010 at 11:36am — No Comments

Uncertainty Drives Conflict Resolution

After many years of mediating litigated cases, I find that several threads continually recur. Among the most pervasive are the following:

· Attorneys believe that their analysis of the case is superior to that of their opponent

· Parties believe that the opposing party is insincere in his/her/its position

· Attorneys believe that the opposing witnesses will be surprised by certain evidence when directly confronted by it at trial

· Attorneys believe that they will be… Continue

Added by Alec Wisner on January 8, 2010 at 12:30pm — 2 Comments

Guest Blogger - Learn to Exercise Forgivness for Inner Strength

By Jane Hernishin

January 7, 10:43 AMLas Vegas Spiritual Pathways Examiner

The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is an attribute of the strong.

~Mahatma Gandhi~

Starting off 2010 with the Virtue of Forgiveness can start a theme of healing in your life. The New Year is a time in which new beginnings are created. Reflecting back on the life lessons of 2009 and make a conscious decision to develop new habit, gain a higher level of mastery of this virtue and… Continue

Added by Alec Wisner on January 7, 2010 at 9:19pm — 2 Comments

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