Finding Common Ground Among Diverse People

Posted by Kristin Arnold on March 9, 2021

My son’s favorite song of all time came on the radio the other day and since then, the refrain of Hanson’s MMMBop has been playing in my head.

So I decided to delve into the Google wormhole to find out what Hanson has been up to for 20+ years.  I stumbled upon a lovely acoustic rendition recorded recently that was possibly better than the original.  But it was a recent  Nightline interview that has stuck with me as well.  Zac Hanson, the youngest of the clan and drummer said….”MMMBop was #1 in 27 countries at the same time.  It means that essentially that the whole developed world was listening to the same song at the same time and declaring it their favorite song at that moment.  It’s like that just doesn’t happen.”

In a world that appears to be more and more fractured, this comment gave me hope.  That there IS common ground to be had.  That diverse people can agree on something they like.


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KRISTIN ARNOLD, MBA, CPF | Master, CSP is a high-stakes meeting facilitator and professional panel moderator.  She’s been facilitating teams of executives and managers in making better decisions and achieving greater results for over 27 years.  She is the author of the award-winning book, Boring to Bravo: Proven Presentation Techniques to Engage, Involve and Inspire Audiences to Action.  Her latest book, 123 Ways to Add Pizazz to a Panel Discussion was published in January 2021.

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