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Friday, August 12, 2011

Relationship through Technology - Unplug

Sometimes the best way to develop a relationship is by getting rid of the technology altogether. You can make hundreds of friends on Facebook and keep in touch with dozens of people at once through texting, but at the end, those relationships can only go as deep as words on a screen can take them - and that's not very deep.

So much of human communication transcends words. Our tone and body language communicate far more than our simple words. Touch, eye contact and posture say more and work better to develop relationships than any number of text messages ever could.

Use the tools of technology to get face-to-face with people. Set up times to meet where you can let the relationship flourish. Use technology in public places where you will get the chance to see people face-to-face and connect with them.

If you'll excuse me, I need to head down to the coffee shop.

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