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Trading In The Costs Of The Quiet For The Riches Of Dialogue
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About This Show:
Anastasia and her new “sidekick,” Kim Beckett, introduce the show’s topic of the day, Trading In The Costs Of The Quiet For The Riches Of Dialogue. They begin here to lay a foundation for the series ahead, “Conversations With Anastasia On The Art Of Dialogue.”
Listeners (and blog site readers) are invited to “takeaway” their personal, thoughtful reflections from the broadcast discussion as an opportunity for applying the principles and practices presented on the show, as well as stories shared , to enhance their own artfulness in the area of dialogue/conversation.
- Begin by listening straight through, at least one time, to the podcast of Trading In The Costs Of The Quiet For The Riches Of Dialogue;
- Repeat as often as you find valuable, seeking with each repeat to listen for deeper and deeper layers of meaning;
- Use a working journal for this project that can be set up especially for your journey of listening to The Anastasia The Storyteller Radio Show for how it can support your growth and development, personally and in your closest relationships, and as a part of helping to better unify our local and national communities;
- With your first learning task of listening to the podcast, ask yourself what feelings the program evokes in you. For example, what items or issues suggested by either Anastasia or Kim reflect your own experiences or concerns?
Begin, with quiet reflection, to ask your self some of the following questions, derived from this show's discussion. (Answer one or more of these, as you wish. And, don't hestitate to revisit the questions and your answers again and again.)
- What have you found to be the costs, if any, of quiet in your life?
- How do you think developing artfulness in dialogue can enhance your life?
In this step we begin to consider the various roles talking plays in our lives and the lives of others with whom we converse.
Ask yourself and your closest associates to identify which of the following best represent your primary motivations for talking with others. You may find some surprises! I did!
Rate each of the following on a scale of 1- 5; one being your weakest motive for this item and five being your strongest.
What motivates me to speak?
- Self-expression – love, sorrow, anger, fear, creativity;
- Connecting with others;
- Influencing others;
- Time structure;
- Extroverts – gain energy;
- Sharing—recreation, entertainment, closeness, intimacy, prayer, spirituality;
- Exchanging ideas;
- Learning from others - personal growth;
- Problem solving;
- Giving support and encouragement, doing service;
- Teaching – informing;
- Inspiring -- giving and receiving;
Contrast the two groups (your highest and lowest scored items). What do your overall scores show you? What do the contrasts show you?
Share your results with your friends and family, school mates and/or business associates?
What has this exercise shown you about the part talking plays in your life?
What has it shown those that you shared it with?
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