Handwriting analysis is a good
business tool, according to certified Graphoanalyst™ Kathleen
Dickinson of Reno, who is scheduled to present a seminar on
effective communications Sept. 17 in Elko.
The seminar will be held from 9
a.m. to 1 p.m. in Room 130 of the Greenhaw Technical Arts Building
at Northern Nevada Community College.
She has owned Dynamic Impressions
since 1988 and her specialty is corporate and individual
productivity enhancement. She said there are more than 100
personality traits and job skills that can be confirmed through
Analyzing handwriting can provide
an understanding of an individual's personality, but it does not
reveal such potentially discriminating characteristics as sex,
age, religion or ethnic background, Dickinson said.
Scientific research has been
validating handwriting analysis for more than 60 years, and it is
taught at the university level in Europe as well as being employed
by many European corporations, according to a press release.
For her seminar, Dickinson will
first help individuals gain an understanding of their own
personalities by learning what their handwriting says about them.
Understanding the self is an important first step to clear
communication, she said.
"Once we begin to better
understand ourselves and those around us, then we can begin to
improve our communications, and effective communication is a major
component of success" Dickinson said.
Second, she will focus on helping
individuals recognize personality traits in others' handwriting,
which can help them tailor their communication techniques to the
needs of the listener.
Dickinson said an example might be
a co-worker who has a very direct communication style. To
communicate effectively with that co-worker, others should come
right to the point.
"As much as we would like it
to be the case, all people do not hear all things the same
way," she said.
Her seminar is being sponsored by
the Nevada Small Business Development Center and NNCC. The fee is
$30. Reservations are available by contacting Tracy Echevrria at
the center, 753-2245.