People spend a significant part of their lives listening and talking, that is the main reason why conversation is regarded to be the most generalised form of talk that concerns both speakers and listeners and it is contemplated to be the essential ingredient in co-operative undertaking (Wardhaugh, 1985). Conversation is informal talk involving two or more people and interviews are a particular type of conversation. Interviews are regarded as meetings at which a journalist asks questions in order to find out the interviewee’s opinion. This is an assignment that analyses a telephone interview, so there is an absence of eye contact, body language or facial expressions that are attributes of a ‘live’
Having a crucial conversation can be difficult; however, it is essential for me to be successful in my project. I think of different ways I could approach the CNA to have this crucial conversation without any conflict and to make sure it goes as smoothly as possible, and handle the conversation in a way that will produce a better outcome. I asked the CNA to let me know when she is ready for her break, so we can take one together because I will like to talk to her about something that will improve our work relationship effectively. We went for a break, and I started the conversation by saying I would like to talk to you about some things I am noticing when we work together, I am not accusing you of anything, I just want us to talk about my observations, and I will listen to what you have to say. I explained to her about the issues in my initial post, when I started the conversation her facial expression
Usually when people are attacking us verbally we’re catching their story that they’ve told themselves. When the violence is caused form a story, often times it isn’t factual but instead is based on their interpretation of facts. This can make agreements meaningless as you can both be fighting over assumptions instead of understanding true motives and persona accounts.
QP provided Maunica with a CBT activity geared towards “how to handle difficult conversation”. QP explained to Maunica that the activity will help to understand how to use the “I message” reframing, de-escalation, tips on ways to handle difficult conversation, and confrontation techniques. QP reviewed with Maunica how to use “I message”. QP discussed with Maunica, how to recognize and understand her own feelings. QP asked Maunica to list some ways she de-escalates conflict situations, at home and in school. QP encouraged Maunica in discussing a recent conflict situation, and how she de-escalate the situation. QP provided Maunica on tips on how she can be more confident and assertive with difficult conversation. QP asked Maunica to list some
Remember the days when most conversations were spent face-to-face, and not through texting or on a social media platform? Our society has changed the way we converse with one another in every way possible. Every thought, opinion, and idea we have we feel the need to broadcast it to the world, either by posting it on Facebook or tweeting it for hundreds of people to read. Is this new way of communication good or bad for our relationships? M.I.T professor, Sherry Turkle, addresses this question in her article, "Stop Googling. Let's Talk." She discusses the positive and negative attributes of the way we're using technology, and how it has overcome most of our relationships. We have abused our privileges of advanced technology by using it to replace our emotional needs we desire as humans.
Crucial conversations are inevitable as we navigate life. I personally have had numerous crucial conversations some were harder to have then I could ever imagine. Which later led me to arguing in my head because I didn’t say the right thing or react the proper way. In our video we watched this week I loved how Joseph Grenny explained a myth we all follow about how telling the truth we will lose a friend or to keep a friend we suppress the truth. If this doesn’t hit the nail on the head I don’t know what will. I have often suppressed the truth or what I want to say in order to keep someone in my life at fear of the unknown reaction that would come back at me. I have also spoken up and wanted to put my foot in my mouth because that person didn’t
What an intriguing reading experience (Courageous Conversations) the topic about race conversations was enlightening to say the least. There were some thought-provoking questions, as well as, compelling points for the need of the conversations. We need to take education seriously for all kids. Moreover; there need to be systems that guarantee results for all stakeholders (especially the students).
He doesn't want to hear any "sad story" from the drug user (or Sonny). Yet, the narrator feels guilty for not wanting to listen to the drug user (or Sonny). He begins to think that if his relationship with Sonny had allowed Sonny to talk and be heard than maybe Sonny would not be using heroin. This thought is expanded when the narrator sees the barmaid. The narrator "sees the little girl" in the barmaid, yet senses her struggling in life and views her as a semiwhore.
Joe Navarro, a former FBI counterintelligence agent and an expert on nonverbal communications and body language, asserts in his essay “Every Body’s Talking” that the body sends messages that are more effective as the words we say, interlocutors react unconsciously to mutual non-verbal messages, and don't realize that they communicate a lot of information without their knowledge. Although Navarro cleverly claims that a disagreement between two interlocutors can occur while the verbal message (words) is positive, and that non-verbal communication and body language add an extra dimension to the message, sometimes in contradiction with it, he fails to consider the cultural aspect. Different postures and gestures have different meanings in different cultures. This can be a drawback to use non-verbal communication. Insufficient samples also weaken this argument. In fact, people observed by Navarro cannot represent the entire globe’s population. The argument I have against his statement is that it is erroneous to claim that no one can keep a secret since if the lips are silent, the body is speaking.
Throughout the semester my partner and I have learned more about each other such as our history and our plans for the future. We have also discovered how each of us like to communicate differently. The main things I have noticed is that every conversation is unique and they are not all going to need my advice or strong probing. By watching others, I have noticed this same trend. Each week tactics are changing depending on the situation.
Lucianne Walkovicz used several examples of her own advice from her article “A Non Talk on Giving Talks” in her talk about starlight. Her use of empathy in telling the audience her story of her first sight of starlight as well as using images intended to evoke emotion captivated her audience not only in the beginning but also throughout her talk. In her article “A Non Talk on Giving Talks” she stresses to not make wordy slides, for this causes the audience to choose between listening to the speaker and reading the slide. During her presentation, she did not use words but instead used images to keep the audience’s attention while she spoke. Another rule she stressed in her article was to not use flashy slides or lots of animations. None of
I enjoyed reading this chapter. I also like that the message written was easy to read and understand. I didn’t have to worry about reading the chapter twice unlike the other chapters. As a native-Spanish speaker at times it’s hard for me to not only read and understand but also to focus on the reading.
Given that this was my first attempt at a therapeutic dialog, I feel that I have a good grasp on how to effectively speak to patients. Often in my every day, life I tend to belittle others feelings by saying “everything will be okay” and I made sure to avoid that in this conversation. One thing that I definitely need to work on is becoming more comfortable with periods of silence. Also, I recognize that this was not a complete therapeutic exchange because I did not have a termination phase of the interaction. I would have better served this patient by discussing a plan for coping with anxiety in the future. Overall, I was relaxed and genuine during this conversation and I feel that both the patient and I benefited from this
On October 4th I attended one of the Courageous Conversation Series and this one in particular was about ways in how to participate in protesting. This was presented by a professor in the sociology department on campus, Paul Prew. I feel as if people were nervous to ask questions because people were of different races and felt as if they would offend people.
“When we talk ... about the subject of housing, we are talking about an elemental human need – the need for shelter, for physical and emotional comfort in that shelter. When we talk about people’s basic needs – the requirements for survival – society and the government obviously have an obligation to assure that these basic needs of shelter are met”. This speaks to me because this quote was from the minister or Urban Affairs in 1973, which no longer exists. The article states that if this philosophy continued homelessness would not be a social issue. Which makes the reader realize that the government only works in a way to benefit them, and those “who haves” through laws and regulations.