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The Classic Pamela Positive: What’s in a Conversation…Who Will You “Turn Towards” Today?

 

The word to conversehas morphed to mean using words or talking.

But what it meant at inception was to “turn towards one another.”

 

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First, it was designed to delve more deeply into a truth of some sort. To learn more, explore, care. It was also to find commonalities amongst people.

Yet even more importantly, it means we turn to one another with our full attention. With care, with sincere interest, even a them-onlyfocus. To converse, then, is actually one of the greatest signs of respect we can provide someone.

 

Two Woman Doing Exercise

 

Who will you turn towardstoday?

Turning Towards You,

Pamela


Fig¹. Photo by Bewakoof.com Official on Unsplash  Fig². Photo by Luis Quintero on Pexels

The Classic Pamela Positive: What’s In a Conversation…Who Will You “Turn Towards” Today?

 

 

The word to conversehas morphed to mean using words or talking.

But what it meant at inception was to turn towards one another.

 

 

bewakoof-com-official-205686-unsplash.jpg

 

 

First, it was designed to delve more deeply into a truth of some sort.  To learn more, explore, care.  It was also to find commonalities amongst people.

 

Yet even more importantly, it means we turn to one another with our full attention. With care, with sincere interest, even a them-onlyfocus.  To converse, then, is actually one of the greatest signs of respect we can provide someone.

 

 

red crew-neck shirt

 

 

Who will you turn towardstoday?

Turning Towards You,

Pamela

 

 


Citations:

Fig¹. Bewakoof.com Official on Unsplash

Fig². Priscilla Du Preez on Unsplash

The Classic Pamela Positive: What’s In a Conversation…Who Will You “Turn Towards” Today?

 

The word to conversehas morphed to mean using words or talking.

 

But what it meant at inception was to turn towards one another.

 

 

bewakoof-com-official-205686-unsplash.jpg

 

 

First, it was designed to delve more deeply into a truth of some sort.  To learn more, explore, care.  It was also to find commonalities amongst people.

 

Yet even more importantly, it means we turn to one another with our full attention. With care, with sincere interest, even a them-onlyfocus.  To converse, then, is actually one of the greatest signs of respect we can provide someone.

 

 

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Who will you turn towardstoday?

 

Turning Towards You,

Pamela

 

 

The Classic Pamela Positive: What’s In a Conversation…Who Will You “Turn Towards” Today?

 

The word to conversehas morphed to mean using words or talking.

 

But what it meant at inception was to turn towards one another.

 

 

bewakoof-com-official-205686-unsplash.jpg

 

 

First, it was designed to delve more deeply into a truth of some sort.  To learn more, explore, care.  It was also to find commonalities amongst people.

 

Yet even more importantly, it means we turn to one another with our full attention. With care, with sincere interest, even a them-onlyfocus.  To converse, then, is actually one of the greatest signs of respect we can provide someone.

 

 

rawpixel-395552-unsplash.jpg

 

 

Who will you turn towardstoday?

Classic Pamela Positive: Communicate With More Than Words

A photo by Dogancan Ozturan. unsplash.com/photos/94taEmdowRw

It is so amazing to me that when we communicate, the words really ‘come in third place.’

What’s first and second? First is the tone. If we are abrasive, affrontive, sarcastic then it doesn’t open up the conversation and action for change. Calm, proactive, inclusive, even — “slow” — conversations help provide dynamic change. It sounds as if it is an oxymoron. But allowing the participants to breathe in the interaction helps bring about the best and most inclusive solutions for all parties.

Second then is body language and what we communicate; third come the words.

Classic Pamela Positive: Communicate With More Than Words

A photo by Dogancan Ozturan. unsplash.com/photos/94taEmdowRw

It is so amazing to me that when we communicate, the words really ‘come in third place.’

What’s first and second? First is the tone. If we are abrasive, affrontive, sarcastic then it doesn’t open up the conversation and action for change. Calm, proactive, inclusive, even — “slow” — conversations help provide dynamic change. It sounds as if it is an oxymoron. But allowing the participants to breathe in the interaction helps bring about the best and most inclusive solutions for all parties.

Second then is body language and what we communicate; third come the words.

Love for the Team

 

team-lunch

Yesterday, I brought in Chinese food for the UniversalGiving team. It was so nice to have the team together and to bond over good food and good conversation. I’m so grateful for all of the work that each and every team member does to contribute to our mission, our values, and our community.