This story is attributed to the famous philosopher Socrate but the source is not that sure. It is also known as the Triple Filter Test. This anecdote teaches us not to pay attention to rumours and untrue, hurtful, and useless messages. It can be referred to regular gossip. However, it can also be applied to … More The Three Sieves Test
“How’s at work?” it is a question that is often asked to us by our loved ones and when we answer, we probably think about the difficulties we face or the discomfort/distress we feel towards our work. If this is your case, don’t worry because you are not alone. The work environment has changed a … More How to Find Your Inner Motivation at Work
What is active listening? Do you like music? How do you listen to your favourite music? When I was a teenager, I used to learn by heart the lyrics of my favourite songs. Still today I try to do it. I can easily learn the lyrics if I listen carefully to the song and if … More Active Listening
Hi everyone, I want to talk about some acts of kindness today. Recently, I have been observing some small things that make people happy and this made me think that being kind may not be hard after all. The acts of kindness that I want to talk about today all involve reminding them that you … More Just be kind; It is not difficult
Hi everyone, Let’s talk about how talking is essential in life today. I am Turkish. I am culturally inclined to talk. We talk all the time. You can put two Turkish people who don’t know each other in the same room and they will find a lot of things to talk about. I can talk … More The Benefits of Talking
Most of us know how to speak, but do most of us know how to express what we want to express? Along my journey I witnessed people talking for hours but saying almost nothing and it made me wonder what the whole purpose of that is and how it’s affecting our communication skills. Talking for … More Specific Communication: A Mandatory Skill?
This is such a deep topic and I’ve found some more interesting ideas about communication which I want to share with you. Besides those 4 steps that I mentioned here, Jacques Salome and Sylvie Galland talk about different levels on which we’re expressing ourselves and in their book If Only I’d Listen to Myself … More About Communication… Again – Reblog
Hi there! It has been a few weeks since I wrote here. I had to take a break because we were in the last month of the semester. So, it was as busy as it can get. In the meantime, though, I was able to contemplate on a few things. So, I will write about … More Communication
How often do you think about how helpful reading really is? I’m sure you feel good when you read something that resonates with you, but do you ever wonder why? Don’t be surprised, but I have a list for you. If you think you don’t have enough time to read, maybe this list will help … More 7 Reasons Why Daily Reading is Helpful
Have you ever given an advice and the person that received it did nothing with it? How did you felt when that happened? Even though people need advices, they’re not always prepared to receive it because they’re not prepared to act upon it. Maybe they can’t or maybe they don’t want to do … More Not everybody takes advices!
The more specific I try to be in my speech, the more ambiguity I can notice in how my phrases initially try to come out. It’s interesting how something as common as language can create so many different thoughts and ideas, which can modify our behavior. Because of this, I’m reblogging my post about … More About Communication – Reblog
If you think about a particular emotion, how many words can you use to express it? How many words do you know to express a different side of an emotion? There are more than you might think. I recently stumbled across a list of feelings with the associated words, and the list is … More The Language of Emotions
Provided by Betul Erbasi from betulerbasi.com Hey, it is me, Betul (betulerbasi.com)! I am here again to talk about something about languages. This time, let’s talk about language change! Let’s start this time with a guessing game this time. Guess which word the following pronunciation forms stand for (this is called phonetic transcription and we … More A Language Constant: Change
Provided by Philosophy through Photography *originally posted on Philosophy through Photography The tongue is a fantastic organ! You Use it for speech, taste and decorative/culture ( tongue piercing). It’s a strong arsenal in your body. Tongue is a blessing and also your nemesis. It can make the difference between life & death, joy & sorrow. … More Tongue-tasteic!
There are people that talk too much, but how relevant are the things they say? We all know that communication isn’t just about the talking, but what if we’re expressing some ideas other people find obvious (like the water being wet)? Is that helpful or harmful? In theory, I think it’s helpful because … More Is over-communication a bad thing?
If we really think about it, where do most of the negative feelings come from? What triggers them? In my opinion, it’s a matter of communication. Either if we talk to other people or we talk to ourselves, we need to be specific in our speech so the message is proper transmitted. This increases … More A better communication can save the world
These two feelings are related and they can appear in the same time, but they are not the same even though it seems that we sometimes use one to express the other. It’s not so much a big of a deal to use one to express the other, but being able to differentiate between … More Jealousy vs Envy
Good morning everybody! Yesterday I had my first online video dialogue with someone. Dr Keith Beasley from Conscious Evolution Today invited me to have a conversation about communication (and not only) and even though it felt terrifying in the first place, it turned out to be an awesome experience! Here it is (reblogged from Conscious … More My first dialogue – Video
Have you ever wondered what’s the reason for these silent moments we encounter while talking to someone? It’s like someone hits pause on our brain and all we can think of is What should I say now? And it’s probably the same for that person too since it takes two to have a conversation. … More The awkward silent moments in our conversations
This communication topic is something that starts to fascinate me. The more I learn about it, the more I realize I am a novice at this. I’ll be paraphrasing Terrell Owens who said that we usually are waiting for the other person to stop talking so we can start expressing ourselves. Oh, it would … More Listening to understand vs Listening to respond