Quote Me – The Art of Conversation

IMG_4833 (1) conversation with Dad

Conversing with Dad

I was nominated by Britchy to participate in this quote challenge on the art of conversation. She knows I need help with the technical aspects of WordPress and what better way than to challenge me in a way that will require links and tags!! Also, in a time when conversations (i.e. effective communication) are more crucial than ever, I’m going to throw in a recommendation along with my quotes.

Rules 3.2.1 Quote Me

  • Thank the selector (challenger)
  • Post 2 quotes for the dedicated topic of the day
  • Select 3 bloggers to take part in Quote Me 3.2.1

Today’s Topic: The Art of Conversation

The quotes I’ve chosen are from a couple of my conversation super heroes:

“The biggest mistake is believing there is one right way to listen, to talk, to have conversation – or a relationship.” Dr. Deborah Tannen, Linguistics expert.

“People are losing the art of conversation because they are always on their phone.” – Dr. Ruth Westheimer as interviewed by Cathryn J. Prince for The Times of Israel.

Having lived all over the US and travelled/lived in other countries, I’ve had my fair share of awkward conversations. In the 80’s I was transferred from the West Coast to a job in the deep South. I could write a whole other blog or two on that experience. Also in the 80’s came a life changing book called “That’s Not What I Meant,” by Deborah Tannen. According to Dr. Tannen, where we grew up, gender, ethnic background, age, personality, etc. affect our conversational styles. It’s an excellent book for having meaningful conversations, wherever you are.

I’m nominating the following. Please note, this is for fun and there are no schedule requirements. Tracey and Lisa are people I’d like to hear more from on WordPress – even if it’s not through Quote Me. Joanne was the first person on WordPress that I didn’t already know to read my first blog (!)

Tracey at tracethemark.

Lisa at The Journey to Find Me

Joanne at My Life Lived Full

 

 

 

 

4 thoughts on “Quote Me – The Art of Conversation

  1. Thanks Tracey for the shout-out … I think it’s pretty cool that I was your first ‘outsider’ 🙂

    The art of conversation is dying. I am encountering an inordinate number of people who don’t understand the concept of give-and-take in a conversation which brings me to one of my favourite quotes … “we have 2 ears and 1 mouth for a reason”. I’ve no idea who said it first 🙂

    Happy Weekend!

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