TALKABOUT – THE ART OF GOOD COMMUNICATION
Good communication is a skill to be desired by all of us. The reality is that communication is essential for good interpersonal relationships and a breakdown in communication often leads to a breakdown of relationship. Do we always say what we mean? Do we always mean what we say? Do we regard what the other person says to be at least as important as what we say? Do we listen enough? What things do we find difficult to communicate?
It is time well spent to discuss what it means to communicate effectively and whether we truly value good communication in our cultures and in our daily lives.
Questions we might discuss are:
- What does ‘communicating well’ mean to you?
- Are there some communicative behaviours which are considered rude in your culture?
- In your culture, are family members encouraged to talk to each other about everything? Are there subjects that should not be talked about, or are not talked about?
- Here in the UK we often refer to the ‘Generation Gap’, which is both a reason for and a consequence of awkward communication. Is this also a problem in your culture?
- Language is not just words; it is an expression of belief and values. If we are to truly understand people, what else do we need to know apart from the words they are speaking?
- It has been said, “Good communication is as stimulating as black coffee, and just as hard to sleep after.” What subjects do you really love to talk about with other people?
- What are the consequences of poor international communication?
Come and join our Talk About on Monday 23 November at 7.30 pm, share your idea and make friends.
The Zoom ID and passcode are:
ID: 981 9526 9164