...What you see is the only impact you're going to get from a wind project. Contrast this with other forms of energy - their impact is what you don't see.
...what you see is the only impact you're going to get from a wind project vs. when you look at other forms of energy in these states, their impact is what you don't see.
John Davies returns in this episode, to articulate the technique of contrasting the obscure truth from obvious falsities as they affect the wind industry. Contrast is a companion episode to the previous Acknowledge episode.
Takeaways and Teachable Moments
INTERACT WITH COMMUNITY MEMBERS ONE ON ONE.
DON'T SPEND TIME ON THE OPPOSITION’S NEGATIVES. SPEND YOUR TIME ON YOUR POSITIVES.
USE THEIR NEGATIVES TO CREATE YOUR POSITIVES; THE FOOTPRINT IS SMALL ON THE GROUND.
WE DON'T DISPROVE THEIR NEGATIVES. WE PROVE OUR POSITIVES.
BUILD POSITIVE CONTRASTS; THIS IS ANOTHER CROP TO HARVEST.
HELP THEM IMAGINE THAT THE PROJECT IS ALREADY IN PLACE.
BUILD FOR THEM A VISION OF HOW THEIR COMMUNITY CAN BE BETTER WITH THE PROJECT.
This episode fulfills John’s promise to carry the listener past the first step of the method into a functioning process. Episode 3 is the necessary companion to the previous show Acknowledge. In this episode we move to step two of the Davies Method. Contrast is about giving individual members of a community a frame of reference to what is and isn’t really about the wind industry. The best way to know where something stands is by knowing where it doesn’t stand.
The process of Contrasting is designed to take the credibility you have gained through telling the hard truth up front and provides the now attentive community with real examples of what their world will look like, both with and without the project. This episode talks about dispelling the noise claims put forth by the opposition through providing a calm and clear counter to their hype.