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...
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...