This is Walk the Way, brought to you by Q Place, I’m Jeff Klein. And I’m Pam Klein.
When it comes to the subject of becoming better listeners, we should all just put down our smartphones.
Sherry Turkle writes this in her book, Reclaiming Conversation.
“Remember the power of your phone…It’s a psychologically potent device that changes not just what you do but who you are. Don’t automatically walk into every situation with a device in hand: When going to our phones is an option, we find it hard to turn back to each other, even when efficiency or politeness would suggest we do just that. The mere presence of a phone signals that your attention is divided, even if you don’t intend it to be. It will limit the conversation in many ways: how you’ll listen, what will be discussed, the degree of connection you’ll feel. Rich conversations have difficulty competing with even a silent phone. To clear a path for conversation…put away your phone.”
Up for the challenge?
Let’s talk about it on facebook.com/walktheway.
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