Baseball communication

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(Originally printed in 2012)

Recently, while talking with a relative, her response was a blank stare. It was as if I had lapsed into a language she didn’t speak or understand. I didn’t realize it at the time, but I must have thrown her a “curve.”

I learned communication is like baseball. What is key: “Expectations about shared understanding, opposing objectives, and a common knowledge of what is fair and acceptable conduct.” Read what Alva Noë learned in National Public Radio’s “Talking Baseball Can Be A Game of Communication”:

http://www.npr.org/blogs/13.7/2011/04/09/135247863/the-communication-game.

 

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