27 Feb 2008

THURSDAY THIRTEEN



13 Quotes about "Communication"

1. What is the shortest word in the English language that contains the letters: abcdef? Answer: feedback. Don't forget that feedback is one of the essential elements of good communication.

2. The most important thing in communication is to hear what isn't being said.

3. Effective communication is 20% what you know and 80% how you feel about what you know

4. When all other means of communication fail, try words

5. What is the shortest word in the English language that contains the letters: abcdef? Answer: feedback. Don't forget that feedback is one of the essential elements of good communication.

6. Good communication is as stimulating as black coffee, and just as hard to sleep after.

7. "I am" is reportedly the shortest sentence in the English language. Could it be that "I do" is the longest sentence?

8. If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader.

9. Great Britain and the United States are nations separated by a common language.

10. Communication is depositing a part of yourself in another person.

11. Men and women belong to different species and communications between them is still in its infancy.

12. Words should be used as tools of communication and not as a substitute for action

13. “The more elaborate our means of communication, the less we communicate




22 comments:

jennifer said...

first of the kitty cleaning it's personal little self had me gigling immediately. Gattina, you are too much! I like that about you HAH!
I liked your thirteen and I have a question. How do you participate in the Thursday 13? Are all of them supposed to be communication or do you research your own thing and do it?

Picturing of Life said...

Great list about communication :D

Will you visit mine :D Thanks

jennifer said...

Hey Gattina, I did it and I linked to you! thanks - Jen

pussreboots said...

Great list as always. Happy TT.

marcia said...

Well said!:>

Mar said...

I love nnr 4, when all other means of communication fail, try words!
Why did you repeat nr 1 and nr 5? this is my feedback, so you know I read the list, lol.
Happy TT!

Hootin' Anni said...

#13 is something my hubby would have come up with in our conversations here.

If you haven't stopped by my T-13 yet, I have made thirteen new headers for everyone who wants them...just click on 'em and save 'em for yourself if you'd like!! Happy Thursday.

the teach said...

Funny cartoon!

storyteller said...

These are all wonderful and appropriate communication quotes! Thanks for sharing and for visiting my WW at Small Reflections. I’ve had trouble connecting with your site in the past, but the last two days have been simple … so whatever the problem was seems to have taken care of itself and I’m relieved.
Hugs and blessings,

Hootin' Anni said...

Gattina....here in the USA in the potato chip and snack aisle in the grocery stores, we have boxes of microwave popcorn. Already ready for you to just pop it in the microwave oven. In the box, there are small bags that are microwave ready. Just pop it in the oven set it for about 2 minutes and you have about 3 cups of popcorn.

Here's a link. Microwave Popcorn

You may not have the item in your country. But it's worth a try to see if you can find it in your local stores.

tips and tricks said...

Great list. I like your #12. I believe in that.

Mine's a little crappy.

Hootin' Anni said...

You're welcome....hope you can find it. This microwaved popcorn is 'dry' popped...no oils, no frying. Supposed to be a great 'health food' for snacking.

colleen said...

Is number 5 feedback for number 1? Number 7 is funny! At a training recently for working with people with mental disabilities, we learned that body language communicates more than words do. Also, I'm remember one of writing mentors, John Holt, saying (paraphrased): a writer's first job is to be understood. The harder something is to understand does not mean it's more important.

Sandy Carlson said...

So many times No. 2 has gotten me into big trouble! Great list, Gattina. A keeper to be sure. God bless.

claudie said...

Only veritas about communication.
Communication is always very nice around a good tea or coffee and sweeties!

Maribeth said...

How little words can say, and yet how much! Great list!!!

Lisa said...

communcation is definately key!
i liked this post...
enjoyed your blog today.
Blessings... :o)Lisa

TorAa said...

Excellent TT. But I do have some comments or corrections:

#9: Not far from the Truth because "The United States" is incorporated in England and most lawyers in the U.S. are members of the B.A.R. Association. B.A.R. stands for British Accreditation Regency and thus makes them loyal to the Crown of England. Very scary stuff that most Americans do not know. (From one of my US Cousins)
#13: False. There have never been so much communication among people as after the internet WWW (and now Web 2.0) and SMS.

I think my #2 will please you. LOL

Nicholas said...

I recognize #9. It was first said by George Bernard Shaw!

julia said...

I love the quote about the leader. Interesting idea for a T13, Gattina. All bloggers love to communicate and of course enjoy getting feedback. Hope Belgium isn't as snowy as it is for Canada this weekend.

Tasina said...

Really good list. "I do" hahaha.

Tink said...

Did you do 1 again to see if we are reading everything? ;-)
Thanks for visiting my TT trees slideshow!