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Communication

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  • Culture is the sum total of the everyday conversations that occur in families, businesses, cities and countries.
  • Changing culture means changing what we say and do.Β 
  • Most people do not change simply because someone tells them to, so it is good to avoid endless discussions about changing, and instead focus on living those values.
  • To change the culture, one needs daring and courage and needs an extensive hands-on approach.
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Communication

Talking meditation means slowing down the pace at which we speak to deeply take in the message that the other person is offering, and to be with it for a moment before responding.

In this way, the other person knows that we are paying close attention to their communication and are showing them the respect that they are due. We can form our response into a beautiful gift before sending back our next statements.

What Is Talking Meditation?

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Handling a technical breakdown gracefully

The world we live in is controlled by technology, such as live streaming, virtual backgrounds, teleconferencing apps. While this is remarkable, it also comes with the potential for unexpected problems.

In the virtual world, we will face sudden mishaps at the most inopportune moments. When this happens to you, you'll need to know how to handle it gracefully, especially if it happens at work.

Your Screen Froze Again β€” In the Middle of an Important Meeting

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When communicating on Slack or WhatApp, we don't have to respond instantly. Our quick responses are seldom the best. Our response may even change if we are in a different mood.

If you're dealing with someone who's used to quick responses, instead of responding instantly, let them know you'll respond soon. The results of your communication may surprise you.

Why Brilliant Minds Embrace the Rule of Awkward Silence | Inc.com

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We won't change our mind about something important because someone wrote a scathing comment. Instead, we may feel hurt and angry.

If you want someone to change their view, you usually need to share your perspective in a way that is not charged with negative emotions. If you don't think your comment will bring any good to you or them, don't comment.

How to Stop Getting Into Pointless Arguments Online

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