You've probably heard me say time and time again that we are involved in the people and communication business.
Below are two interesting examples of how communication can backfire ...
Yesterday afternoon my wife and I were sitting with two people involved in very interesting conversations. I'm not exaggerating this one iota ... one of the two people we were talking to virtually spent the entire 30 minutes texting while the 4 of us were supposed to be conversing about a particular topic. Every once in a while he would look up and kind of nod as if he was involved, and when I glanced over he would be smiling or chuckling about a text he was receiving and then immediately texting back. The best part about it was ... when the meeting was done; he smiled and said "Gee, great conversation!" He actually had no idea what we were talking about because he was too busy in his own little world.
Then today at lunch between seminars we were doing, my wife and I sat in a very nice restaurant and two couples sat down at the table next to us. While the two wives were conversing, both of the men spent 75% of the time on their cell phones, receiving and answering text messages.
Here's the good news ... people think that they're communicating. Here's a thought ... how many people have you actually had a real-life conversation with so far this week? You don't have to send me the answer ... just make sure you're in human conversations.
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