View From Another Planet Learning To Talk To Our Children

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Our goal in conscious communication is not to change the other person . . . Our goal is to establish connection. Andrew LeCompte, author, Creating Harmonious Relationships A parent of three attended a workshop I gave on managing conflict. A few days after the workshop, she emailed me to say that she’d had an “opportunity” […]


4 Blocks To Building A Lifelong Relationship With Your Daughter

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As with every generation, mothers and daughters share a special bond. Though one is not quite a woman and one, in many ways, is still no longer a girl – they each bear the qualities of each other. Little girls want to grow up fast, and dear sweet moms want to regain their youth. Mothers […]


Can You Hear Me Now

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When you listen to a customer (or co-worker, spouse, significant other), your brain is constantly making hundreds of assumptions. Each word, inflection, and tone of voice is interpreted, but not always as the speaker intended. Research shows that 2/3rd of all employees feel management isn’t listening.* We all think we know how to listen, yes? […]


Age Doesn T Matter

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Hearing is the main function of our ears. Listening, on the other hand, is using our ears in order for our minds to receive information. Listening skills are important in almost all aspects of work, not to mention leisure. In leisure, we are fond of listening to our favorite songs and poem. Even back when […]


Customer Service The President Murdered Grandma

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It has been said that President Franklin D. Roosevelt was tired of the typical small talk and flattery he received when meeting with adoring guests at various White House receptions. FDR was certain that guests really weren’t listening to what he had to say, so at one particular event President Roosevelt decided he would make […]


Sharpening Your Listening Skills Like A Katana

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Sharpening Your Listening Skills Like a Katana A critical mandate of the leader is to perfect his listening skills. The step here is to modify your basic outlook during interaction. How magnificent the world might be if everyone shifted to superior levels of listening. What about you? As a leader do you have desire to […]


Improve Your Results With Active Listening

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Listening is one of the most common and important things that we do. Recent research on work behaviour suggests that we spend approximately 9% of our time writing, 16% of our time reading, 30% of our time talking and 45% of our time listening. Listening is a fundamental part of the communication process. Regardless of […]


Music Preferences

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Music is a wonderful thing. It can make people laugh, cry or feel happy or sad. It can calm a crying baby, or even motivate a person to exercise. There are all types of music, too: Rock, rhythm and blues, jazz, gospel, and many other genres as well as sub-genres. And everyone listens to some […]


Better Hearing With Listening Devices

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Of all of the ways that people can use listening devices, whether it is for fun, helping to detect problems with plumbing, pest control, covert operations, or keeping tabs on baby, one of the most important reasons for the use of listening devices is to just be able to hear with. That is hearing what […]


Bug Detectors Get Smaller

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As technology becomes more and more sophisticated, virtually every type of electronic device becomes even more miniaturized. This is especially true of the spy technology that is available on the market today. As the various types of spy equipment that is used to listen, record and photograph have gotten phenomenally smaller, so have the devices […]


Penned Up Listening Devices

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Unlike an overzealous reporter, who shoves his microphone into your face in his efforts to get your take on the latest, breaking news story, there is a multitude of reasons why you might just want to keep your listening devices a secret. One of the many ways in which you can do that is by […]


Effective Listening

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All too often we are far more enthusiastic about talking than we are listening. Yet it is so vital if we are to communicate effectively. Most break downs in relationships are caused because people talk at each other without really making contact. Unless someone hears what has been said including the subtext the words have […]


Premature Articulation

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Ask anyone about what makes a good leader and they are sure to put the ability to communicate high on the list of necessary skills. Yet all to often communication is simply seen as the ability to speak. Listening – actively is an incredibly powerful tool at times rather neglected. I stated working with ***** […]


10 Simple Steps To Self Motivation And More Sales

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Every day of your life you are selling yourself, nothing happens until you’re successful at doing that. We’re all in the selling business whether we like it or not. It doesn’t matter whether you’re a lawyer or an accountant, a manager or a politician, an engineer or a doctor. We all spend a great deal […]


Feedback Management

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Conversations can be a tricky business. Sometimes, decoding what is said with what is meant is difficult at best. However, communication is a necessary tool in todays world. And it’s not only speaking that can be difficult, but trying to interpret body language, and other language barriers are just a few of the obstacles barring […]


Audio Books Online History Repeats Itself

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I have tried to convince many friends to listen to audio books online. This really is not any different to reading a regular book, except that someone else’s voice does the reading for you. Apparently the move from the ‘traditional book’ to a compact disc or mp3 has resulted in a large group of skeptical […]


The Frustrations And Rewards Of Parenting Teenagers

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Most parents – whether they admit it or not – react to the onset of their child’s teenage years with either trepidation or absolute dread. We look back to our own teenage years, and wonder how our parents lived through our fads, our raging hormones, our rebellion, and our attitudes. It’s almost as though, overnight, […]