We are surrounded by too much information and this program will explore how this effects our inter-personal relationships.

As we filter incoming information based on how we feel, what’s going on, the deadlines we have, the goals we work toward…we don’t treat conversations between people. Yet, maybe we do because we might think a conversation rambles, has no intention, or even gets into personal information that isn’t relevant and is still shared. Building relationships comes with tact and finesse not bluntness and impatience. Jess Dewell hosts panelists Nora Richardson and Dr. Federico Fioretto to explore when communication changes from intentional to sharing too much information.

Program 102 - Crossing the Line into TMIStarting The Conversation:

  • When does communication change from useful to TMI and how do we find the line separating the two?

Host: Jess Dewell
Panel: Nora Richardson, Dr. Federico Fioretto

What You Will Hear:

A purpose and objective create opportunity to exchange information.

Sharing information is when all parties participate in conversation.

Tips for awareness of our own actions and our nonverbal communication.

Experiences that create shared meaning.

Decisions and communication to make them directly relate to organizational culture.

Life happens and we must switch gears quickly, how compartmentalization fits into effective communication.

Boundaries are a skill to make sure we are not sharing too much information.

3 ways to avoid Double standards, patterns, responses create how we are communicated to (and communicate).

Question our patterns and build different ways to communicate to be the leader.

Respect and self respect. Keep our last shirt and stop sharing an empty cup.

Our responsibility to be transparent.

Notable and Quotable:

Dr. Federico Fioretto: The less information, followed by asking questions, the more efficient we will be in communication.

Nora Richardson: When actually sharing information, there isn’t too much information, as long as both people are contributing to the conversation.

Jess Dewell: We use nonverbal communication to give and receive information.

Dr. Federico Fioretto: Communication is not transmission.

Jess Dewell: Reach out and connect to build shared meaning.

Nora Richardson: Words on paper also have tone.

Dr. Federico Fioretto: Presence is often missing in communication today.

Nora Richardson: Preface a conversation to help others know where we are at.

Jess Dewell: Define the acceptable ways to communicate without judgement and with respect.

Dr. Federico Fioretto: The basic rule of the game is who moves whom.

Nora Richardson: You can only change yourself; act and react with yourself in mind.


  • Whatever the present moment contains, accept it as if you had chosen it. ― Eckhart Tolle
  • Make the present moment your friend. ~Eckhart Tolle

Tags: efficiency, communication, objectives, sharing, information, subjective, show up, mirror neurons, shared meaning, attitude, culture, boundary, presence, discipline, responsibility, awareness, respect