For the first time, YOU can personally moderate the US presidential debates live on social media using LetsKeepItCivil.org. Here’s how to join in.
If you’re concerned about political civility, now you can DO something. During each of the presidential and VP debates LetsKeepItCivil.org will make it simple for you to “call the shots” and keep the plays “in bounds.”
Like a referee in sports, you’ll be able to “blow the whistle” and “call the fouls” by Naming incivility (or better still, the positives) you hear during the debates. Your “calls” will be tweeted on the Twitter #debates2016 and #letskeepitcivil tags. Each call will show the highly-visible yellow caution sign (or white civility sign) with the name of the candidate and what they said, with a link to the full description, something like this*:
Why will this help? Naming incivility is a form of containment. Identifying it shines a light on it, making the invisible visible, revealing its true nature, taking away its power and sting. Suddenly, civility carries more weight and influence because incivility becomes unattractive.
The top 5 moderators in EACH debate (total contributed moderating tweets in our sole and final judgement) will get a cool “I Moderated the Presidential Debates” T-shirt ON US to memorialize your accomplishment and encourage others to join in.
Let’s keep it civil, together!
Kevin Crenshaw is a rapid turnaround CEO, leadership trainer, author, and speaker. His first book is The Neverboss: A Story and Blueprint for High-Performance, Hands-Off Leadership. Kevin and TeamLeap relied on decades of research and practice in work, school, nonprofit, home, and online environments to create LetsKeepItCivil.org. Their mission is to change the way the world sees leadership.
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