In a meeting at a primary school in Leeds where we are talking about the importance of truthful and believable praise. We’re looking at a process of recording an account of good work and publishing the recording as part of the project.
The idea works we’ll for The Praise Pod – google it for more info. Praise Pod has been developed by a friend of mine, Richard, in Sheffield. The bottom line is that praise is a powerful and transformative activity and we should do more of it.
Praise, though, needs to be honest, believable and relevant otherwise it becomes meaningless puffery – the sort of emotional gushing that is associated with cheap celebrity TV.
But there’s definitely a role for video, TV and radio in affirming good behaviour.