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David Giacalone

Nicely said, Sarnia. Every human being should be learning these keys to good communication. I especially hope law schools are teaching these principles to law students (perhaps in a mediation-negotiation class). Even in print, we need to be better at "listening" and not just waiting for a chance to make our own points.

As I mediator I can attest that "reframing issues" and finding the common goals of the disputants can often lead to positive results.

This website is an exception, probably because of the tone taken by its Editor, but most weblogs that have a political or ideological perspective seem to attract angry Comments, and I'm pretty sure no minds are ever changed. I was disheartened this week, when I exchanged emails about the election with a 21-year-old who I have known since he was 5. When I suggested that ugly rhetoric was not effective (just as when I had told him two months ago that working to impeach Bush would turn off his audience) he replied " I disagree that there should be more politeness in the left's scrutiny and allegations over the next four years -- Bush et. al. have it coming." I'm going to send him a link to this essay.

TPB, Esq.

Wow. This could be retitled "General tips on effective negotiation" and woudl be equally effective. Good stuff.

OLS

Incidentally, my third thought was "Ouzo? Why ouzo?"

That was my first thought.

Which just proves that I really am this trivial. ;o)

- OLS

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