Small talk feels flimsy to me when there are too many names, too many faces, too many emotional vibes, too many nonverbal cues, too many details to process.
What is it about small talk that makes us so uncomfortable? Is small talk even necessary?
Family is where we first connect with others and find our voice.
The conversational style of your family—both around the table and throughout the home—during your childhood had a profound impact upon your approach to conversation today.
We cannot afford to keep silent, and we cannot underestimate the power of our words.
Persuasion has been MIA since August—now we’re back! Check out our new format that affirms our vision for good conversations happening wherever you may be.
Is this stress about a draining battery necessary? Have we simply grown too dependent on (or addicted to) our devices? Are the people who place power outlet stickers truly evil?
In this ounce of Persuasion fast chat, Erin and Hannah gush over the heavenly sight of aisles upon aisles of school supplies and how their annual appearance marks the most wonderful time of year for many who are no longer students.
Professor and CaPC EiC Alan Noble joins the conversation to examine why our rather loud social discourse is rarely effective in advancing understanding or reducing conflict.
In this ounce of Persuasion fast chat, Erin and Hannah chat (spoiler free) about key story lines from the two films, how they affirm and value the unique role of the individual while inspiring the individual to be part of the team.