Specific Communication: A Mandatory Skill?

Most of us know how to speak, but do most of us know how to express what we want to express? Along my journey I witnessed people talking for hours but saying almost nothing and it made me wonder what the whole purpose of that is and how it’s affecting our communication skills. Talking for the sake of… talking It seems that we sometimes talk … Continue reading Specific Communication: A Mandatory Skill?

About Communication… Again – Reblog

   This is such a deep topic and I’ve found some more interesting ideas about communication which I want to share with you. Besides those 4 steps that I mentioned here, Jacques Salome and Sylvie Galland talk about different levels on which we’re expressing ourselves and in their book If Only I’d Listen to Myself they mention five of them: The level of facts;    … Continue reading About Communication… Again – Reblog

About Communication – Reblog

   The more specific I try to be in my speech, the more ambiguity I can notice in how my phrases initially try to come out. It’s interesting how something as common as language can create so many different thoughts and ideas, which can modify our behavior. Because of this, I’m reblogging my post about communication, which keeps helping me in my journey of becoming … Continue reading About Communication – Reblog

A Language Constant: Change

Provided by Betul Erbasi from betulerbasi.com Hey, it is me, Betul (betulerbasi.com)! I am here again to talk about something about languages. This time, let’s talk about language change! Let’s start this time with a guessing game this time. Guess which word the following pronunciation forms stand for (this is called phonetic transcription and we use brackets for it). If you get 8 out of … Continue reading A Language Constant: Change

Is over-communication a bad thing?

   There are people that talk too much, but how relevant are the things they say? We all know that communication isn’t just about the talking, but what if we’re expressing some ideas other people find obvious (like the water being wet)? Is that helpful or harmful?    In theory, I think it’s helpful because it brings some awareness about how similar the two people … Continue reading Is over-communication a bad thing?

A better communication can save the world

   If we really think about it, where do most of the negative feelings come from? What triggers them? In my opinion, it’s a matter of communication. Either if we talk to other people or we talk to ourselves, we need to be specific in our speech so the message is proper transmitted. This increases the chances for it to be proper understood.    But … Continue reading A better communication can save the world

Listening to understand vs Listening to respond

   This communication topic is something that starts to fascinate me. The more I learn about it, the more I realize I am a novice at this. I’ll be paraphrasing Terrell Owens who said that we usually are waiting for the other person to stop talking so we can start expressing ourselves. Oh, it would be so good if we wait for that other person … Continue reading Listening to understand vs Listening to respond