The Right Connections
- 24 avril 2014
- Posted by: ideadmin
- Category: News
Communicating is all about connecting.
And good communication involves having good connections.
Here’s an example from our most recent experience in Arua, Uganda.
The Director of Radio Pacis (Fr Tonino Pasolini mccj), who is a Comboni missionary, connected with his Station Manager (Sherry Meyer), who is connected to just about everybody. She connected with our CREC trainer (Fr Fabrizio Colombo mccj), who is also a Comboni missionary, and he connected with me (Seàn-Patrick Lovett), mostly because he didn’t know who else to connect with. I connected with a filmmaker (Demian Lovett), who also happens to share a strong family connection, and we all flew out to Uganda to connect with over 40 producers, presenters and technical staff of Radio Pacis in Arua, west of the Nile.
If you couldn’t follow all those connections, don’t worry. The point of the story is to
tell you how (to paraphrase Julius Caesar): we came, we saw…and we connected.
The workshops with the Radio Pacis staff took place in two sessions over the
course of a week (March 3rd to 7th) and were multimedia in every sense. Classroom
dynamics alternated with audio-video outdoor exercises and studio productions
that had participants running around in fits of creative frenzy. Time and crisis
management techniques were two of the more unexpected (and particularly valuable)
spin-offs of the sessions as well.
By the way, if you haven’t already watched the promotional videos they produced
and looked at the picture galley we created, now would be a good time to do so.
As usual, the images communicate far more effectively than I ever could. Among
other things you will also see how the Radio Pacis IT staff responded to the
challenge of overhauling their website. Thanks to their talented efforts (and those of
webmaster-wiz-kid “Fab” Colombo), Radio Pacis is now connected to the world.
See for yourself at www.radiopacis.org.
And now, don’t just sit there: leave a comment, express an opinion, tell us what you
think…and stay connected.
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