Efficient communication in a stressful environment

It’s impressive how Scorekeeping Grand Prix is teaching. I’m not talking about the technical point of view, which is far from being as interesting as many believe it is. Barcelona was Team Sealed. It’s no secret that a few things can go wrong with DCI-R handling teams. Actually, it’s such a no-secret that there’s always a latent fear that the computer could blow the tournament up at any second. I was of course very cautious about any action I was doing and many judges were paying close

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One can’t do it alone — Considerations on Team Leading

When I started WhatsUpDocs, I felt that the ideal rhythm for articles to go live would be one MIPG/MTR/JAR article each Month, 1st and another smaller article each Month, 15th. I’m still convinced that’s quite what it needs. But 6 weeks ago, I failed for the first time to come up with something to add to this blog. After 2 mere months. Impressive, no? I could argue many more or less valid reasons, the main reason being the upcoming GP Paris I’ll be the TO for. Well, in all fairness, I

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Dialogues of the non-deaf

Attending that (awesome) (in many different ways) PT Dublin made me remember that this has been the first week-end in a while where I've often struggled to understand what my interlocutors were telling me, the Irish accent being fairly strong for a non-native speaker. Nicholas Sabin's excellent article on Communication Skills touches many great points but is in my opinion missing one: Both the native-English speaker (we'll call him ES through the article) and the non-native English (NES) speaker

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