Peter Gibb
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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...

What is Better Conversation?

What is Better Conversation?

The best path to better conversation is to be Mindful. Mindful Conversation does not mean sitting on a mountain top, meditating! In fact, it has very little to do with meditation, although attitudes associated with meditation, such as inner peace and presence in the...

The Art of Small Talk

The Art of Small Talk

Small talk, much-maligned, can easily become a catalyst for a deeper connection. Let the art of small talk be your guide.  Always  keep your antenna up for clues. I consider mastering small talk an important part of mindful conversation. The past few blogs have all...

How to Open a Conversation?

How to Open a Conversation?

When you get in the car, you know to turn on the engine. But when you get in a conversation, do you know how to open a conversation? Do you turn on the engine? Many of us don't. We flounder because of it. The opening of any conversation is (or should be) about...

Mindful Conversation: What do you seek?

Mindful Conversation: What do you seek?

Robert Frost put it this way, "Half the world is composed of people who have something to say and can't, and the half who have nothing to say and keep on saying it." A bit cynical, but perhaps not far from the truth. Another truth is that most of us seek the same two...

Mindful Conversation – The Call for Unity

Mindful Conversation – The Call for Unity

Mindful Conversation and President Biden's Call for Unity The people have voted. Trump is gone. President Biden has rung the liberty bell - a call for Unity. If ever there was a call we should answer, this is it. If ever there...

Mindful Conversation and the D.C. Riots

Mindful Conversation and the D.C. Riots

What does Mindful Conversation have to do with the D.C. riots? The D.C. riots threatened two of our most cherished values: democracy and decency. D & D, for most of us, are sacred beyond question. So how should we respond? How can we heal? By "we," I mean you and...

What kind of listener are you?

What kind of listener are you?

photo credit: pixabay.com What kind of listener are you? According to the results of a survey I've been conducting, about 75% of people consider themselves "above average listeners." According to my actual field research, about 75% of us are abysmal listeners....

What Makes a Conversation Great?

What Makes a Conversation Great?

photo credit: pixabay.com A Failed Conversation Conversation is a master life skill. Yet most of us give it little thought. We blunder along, thinking we are good at it, but my research does not support this conclusion. (My research consists primarily in situating...

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