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On average we speak at 225 words per minute. We are capable of hearing 500 words a minute.  I wonder, if we stop trying to make up the difference when people are talking to us, wouldn’t we become better listeners? … Continue reading

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An exchange at the bank

Yes I was there to do a transaction, but the exchange wasn’t about money. It was an exchange of thoughtful words essentially between strangers. The short conversation between the bank teller and myself went like this…. Me: “I would like … Continue reading

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Coincidence or Godcidence

The title of my post is actually a partial quote. I’m using it the title because of the significance to me of the statement. Last night I was one of the fortunate few who was able to get a ticket … Continue reading

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Fighting for a conversation voice

A friend used this expressive phrase the other day with me to describe the dynamics of a group conversation. I wonder, if you have to struggle to be heard, is it worth the effort if no one is prepared to … Continue reading

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Are you listening?

And I mean really listening to what someone is saying! Or, are you thinking how to reply or what to say next? Or, are you distracted by what is going on around you? Or is your attention taken away by … Continue reading

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Creating attention….for yourself

I recently had a printing company design and print my own personal card. It’s the same universal size as any business card but it only contains my personal contact information. The front includes the usual coordinates like cell phone, home … Continue reading

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