Good gossip researcher and speaker Dr. Shawne Duperon has spent the last 10 years studying the phenomenon of gossip. She is a communication scholar and public speaker and examines what causes people to passionately share innovative ideas and solutions that open minds and hearts. She holds a PhD, with an expertise in good gossip! Her case study is Project: Forgive, a non-profit leadership foundation that reaches millions in social media. Dr. Duperon travels around the globe, educating corporations, entrepreneurs, universities and government agencies on those things that leaders to passionately share innovative ideas and solutions that open hearts and minds.
Project Forgive started as a little video by Dr. Duperon to initiate a conversation on forgiveness. That video struck a chord and went viral worldwide, having been seen by tens of thousands. Funds have been raised to produce and release a documentary, which is slated to air this year. Project Forgive is even officially endorsed by Archbishop Desmond Tutu, has been honored with a Nobel Peace Prize nomination and reaches millions of people each month in social media.
The unprecedented response to the video was the catalyst for the Project Forgive Foundation, which is now a 501c3 non-partisan, non-religious leadership foundation committed to educating students and business leaders in mastering skills such as collaboration, integrity, diversity, compassion and forgiveness in the workplace.
Dr. Duperon is also a 6-Time EMMY® Winning communications speaker and media expert. She is rated a top speaker and trainer around the globe and has been featured on major media including CNN, ABC, NBC, CBC and Inc. Magazine.
TUNE IN to this episode to hear Dr. Shawne Duperon talk with Steve and Mary about what Good Gossip is and about her case study, Project: Forgive, a non-profit leadership foundation that reaches millions in social media.
In This Episode
1 – Officially A PhD in Gossip; Noise Is Louder On Social Media; Do Video On Your Business Page, Not Personal Page2 – Evolution Of Project Forgive; Gossip Theory; 90% Of What We Say Is Gossip3 – Shawne Plugs Steve; Premature Askulation; Forgiveness For Bad Happenings; Personal Responsibility