Six Conversational Habits to Ditch Today

April 15, 2009 by  
Filed under Happening Space

Are you guilty of poor conversational skills? Like interrupting others in mid-sentence? Or pooh-poohing compliments? Or worse

Yes or No? by Malias on Flickr

Yes or No? by Malias on Flickr

I’d say there are at least six terrible conversational habits that we should jettison as we aim for better communication and connection with others… and this fabulous post is a great place to start…

“There’s something to be said for slow and steady progress…   And there’s something to be said for strong, decisive, sweeping action. When it comes to bad, self-defeating habits, there’s no time like today to drop ‘em like they’re hot.  I’ve been more aware lately of the annoying conversational habits of other people.  Worse than that, I’ve then been noticing myself repeating those things.  Cutting out these nasty habits make it simpler to get to the heart of communication, so why not start today?”

From Six Conversational Habits to Ditch Today at

Which one will you concentrate on this week?

(I’m still working on accepting compliments gracefully… throw some my way to help me practice, huh? ; -)


2 Responses to “Six Conversational Habits to Ditch Today”
  1. Annie says:

    Here’s a compliment for you Karen
    You are a marvellous supportive friend, a calming influence, and a spiritual helper.
    How’d you like them apples?!

  2. Dahlia says:

    People should read this.