November 2, 2015
November 2, 2015
1. Start off in the right place. Everyone has a different background, everyone has a different set of knowledge …
2. Don’t go too far down the rabbit hole.
3. Clarity beats accuracy
4. Explain what you think is cool
Dark and difficult times lie ahead. Soon we must all face the choice between what is right and what is easy.
A. P. W. B. Dumbledore
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
3. Find the “Me too”‘s
4. Pay a unique compliment
10:20 Ask for an opinion.
All of us have opinions. And we all want them to be heard. And everybody wants validation.
7. Name, place, animal, thing
The art of conversation
Why Do We Gossip?
13.7: Cosmos And Culture : NPR
May 17, 2016
By some estimates, around 60 percent of time spend in conversation with other people involves some form of gossip about social relationships or personal experiences.
Making The Case For Face To Face In An Era Of Digital Conversation
September 26, 2015
Sherry Turkle, a professor of Social Studies of Science and Technology at MIT … Her new book is called
Reclaiming Conversation: The Power of Talk in a Digital Age.
Penguin Press, October 2015
She is also the author of the books The Second Self and Alone Together.
I was called to consult at a middle school because the directors and the teachers were concerned about what they felt was a lack of empathy among middle school children which they associated to the presence of technology. The association they made was when they sit together at lunch they don’t talk to each other — they talk with their phones. Face to face conversation is the most human and humanizing thing that we do; it’s where we learn to put ourselves in the place of the other.