Peter Gibb
Peter Gibb
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Better conversation in a post-Covid world

Better conversation in a post-Covid world

For many of us, the Covid era feels like it's on the wane. 👍 👍 to all those who got their vaccinations as soon as it was possible. We're not out of the woods yet, but we appear to be making good progress (at least in most of the U.S.)  Good conversation was definitely...

Conversation Awareness

Conversation Awareness

Conversational Awareness What is conversational awareness? How do you gain it? And why should you bother? Fair questions to ask. Imagine that you are producing a TV show. If your sound quality is messed up so that your audience can't understand what is being said,...

Awareness – the keys to the kingdom

Awareness – the keys to the kingdom

It starts with Awareness Want the key to unlock the magic of Mindfulness? Awareness. There you have it. So simple. Yes, but tricky. Awareness is like the sun on a cloudy day – now you see it, now you don't. Hard to hold on to. A lot of the principles of mindful...

In Praise of Small Talk

In Praise of Small Talk

What is Small Talk and Why Bother? In praise of small talk. Seems like a strange title for a blog about "Mindful Conversation." Most people think of mindful conversation as being about "deep talk." But don't be too quick to discount small talk. Small talk can actually...

How not to make a sale

How not to make a sale

Mindful awareness of small details yields a huge impact on new relationships. Wendy and I had an appointment with a realtor who had been recommended to us. We had a short phone chat, then met her for the first time at a property site. When we pulled up, she was...

Are newborn babies experts in mindful conversation?

Are newborn babies experts in mindful conversation?

How do you communicate with a newborn? Are newborn babies experts in Mindful Conversation? The simple answer is "Yes and No." Not so simple as it might seem. Of course, the answer is "No." Newborns have no language skills! They don't know a single word. They don't...

Impact of Mindful Conversation

Impact of Mindful Conversation

I've had several people speak to me about the impact of mindful conversation. A friend, who had been visiting with his family, in a passing comment at the top of the stairs, said, "I love how you talk with people. It's different."  "Thank you," I said, and we moved...

How do you begin a conversation?

How do you begin a conversation?

Shifting Gears. You feel it, that moment of transition, when the time is right. You've said "Hello." Now what? How do you begin a conversation? Both what you talk about and how you say it, begin to set the stage for the conversation. Beginning Remarks By the time you...

What to say after you’ve said “Hello.”

What to say after you’ve said “Hello.”

I've been talking about opening a conversation for several blogs. The basic elements are ... well, basic, but that doesn't mean that they're generally used. Not by a long shot. You say you know how to open a conversation? You probably do, but do you practice it? Here...

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