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...
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...
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...
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...