Appropriate Listening

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Worse, The “Meet and Greet” from Hell

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Everybody is continuously connected to everybody else on Twitter, on Facebook, on Instagram, on Reddit, e-mailing, texting, faster and faster, with the flood of information jeopardizing meaning. Everybody’s talking at once in a hypnotic, hyper din: the cocktail party from hell.
~Maureen Dowd

The Important Lessons

It makes little difference how many university courses or degrees a person may own. If he cannot use words to move an idea from one point to another, his education is incomplete.
**Norman Cousins

Always a Valid (Usually Appropriate) Response

“I was gratified to be able to answer promptly, and I did. I said I didn’t know.” 

**Mark Twain

Miscommunication

“The single biggest problem in communication is the illusion that it has taken place.”

–George Bernard Shaw

 

Communication at Play

“You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than

in a year of conversation.”

–Plato