December 12, 2012

Interlocutors of 2012 (the goats are better for it)

Do you recall what an interlocutor is?

I wrote about it at the beginning of 2012 and here we are, the last post of mine for the year, and I’m back yapping about it again.

Were you an interlocutor in 2012?

I hope so or I’m going to come crashing through whatever technology device you’re using to read this and tattoo the word interlocutor to your forehead. It’s not a one-time thing. (that’s my non-abusive point)

I know of several interlocutors I’d like to pay homage to for their over-the-top demonstration of this important attribute … specifically as it relates to the goats. (that’s code for our kids, Claire, Cole and Cate)

By the end of 2012, each of the goats had established an online presence through blogging sites. I suppose the apple didn’t fall far from the tree on that one.

How cool is it for a 9, 7 and 5 year-old to receive a steady stream of comments, ideas, wisdom and thoughts from these interlocutors based on their blog musings? It’s damn cool!  These people take time out of their own schedule to read and chime in. They share the blog posts with others as well. They are engaging with the goats and in return the goats are extending their own knowledge.

Perhaps more importantly, the goats are gaining confidence in their writing and ability to influence.

You have my gratitude and sincere thanks for your continued demonstration of being a model interlocutor with the goats.

I wonder if others have demonstrated this sort of behaviour in their places of work. If not, they’d be wise to take lessons from these fine folk who regularly acted as interlocutors with the goats over the year 2012:

  • Nancy Miller
  • Denise Daoust
  • Brian Reid
  • Roman Picherack
  • Mike Desjardins
  • Kim Morgan
  • Becky Anderson
  • Mary Hewitt
  • Nicole Till
  • Denise Lamarche
  • Laura Jamieson
  • John McNaughton
  • Alan Wise
  • Danielle Tomlinson

These people are interlocutor rock stars.

This is the last post of the year. Enjoy the break, if you’re lucky enough to have one.

Thanks for dropping by in 2012. I appreciate your visits and comments. See you in 2013 … and for my word of the year in early January.

Hint: it starts with an “A”.

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