The single biggest problem in communication is the illusion that it has taken place
– George Bernard Shaw
Hello and welcome!
Thanks for visiting and I hope you’ll be a regular guest (and contributor) as we explore the many facets of communication. My aim is to open the discussion on how we communicate with each other in various contexts.
Of course there’ll be references to the recent past (I remember a time before mobile phones, before what was commonly referred to as the information superhighway) as well as a more distant time.
However we can’t escape this digital world we’ve made for ourselves (unless you’ve signed up for a Virgin Galactic space flight – and that will only last two hours!), so naturally the discussion will include our engagement— in all its forms, with the world.
I’m no expert in the technicalities of digital media, the how-tos which take up so much of the online space, so I leave that for others. I hope instead to initiate a dialogue about our interpersonal communication—and ways we can improve our communication with and without these digital tools. The intention is to enrich our relationships and find pleasure in our interactions.
I look forward to robust discussion, your good ideas and constructive criticism (which can only occur with your participation!) on how to communicate.
Please bear with me initially as I find my way, grapple with the technical stuff, and come to grips with the immediacy of communication in our technologically connected world.Lets engage!
Photo: John Haslam