Everyone talks, some just enough and others just a little too much! However, talking is a natural act and we tend to take it for granted. Some people talk way too much – the kind of people you sometimes try to avoid, because they don’t make sense or because they are so annoying. Other people will say two words to you the whole day – the kind of people you avoid because they are boring and have nothing to say.
Well it is okay to talk. Guess it is just better to think first before you start talking. Remember, words are powerful. They can allow worthwhile information, or either lies, or either unimportant information.
When doing a group assignment, usually some members will have a lot to say. “We should do this and that.” “We should definitely have this in the assignment.” But whenever it needs to be done, then they don’t know what to do. They have so much to say about it, but they don’t really know what they are saying. So, rather practice it than talking a lot and you don’t actually know what you are talking about.
The general rule for talking is that we talk to serve others not ourselves. When talking we should be offering something to the other person such as humour, information, consolation, entertainment… basically anything so long as it is worthwhile for the other person.
Editor: Roelien Zwart
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