The Art of Conversation isn’t about etiquette, elocution, or knowing how to hold your teacup with your little finger crooked just so. It’s about something simple and profound: connecting.
It is fascinating to me that the corporate world is constantly seeking ways to improve communication. Has communication become another motherhood and apple pie statement – what does it actually mean?
When was the last time you really sat down and held a conversation with your team? What percentage of your communication is done via email or social media?
I recently discovered The Art of Conversation: A Guided Tour of a Neglected Pleasure by Catherine Blyth.
She has two powerful pieces of advice
- Hear what people are really saying as opposed to what they are telling you
- Directness is a privilege of intimacy
Great food for thought! Let me know if you would like to have a chat about it :)