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You don’t need a full drum set to start drumming February 23, 2011

Posted by Talking Drum in Drumming.
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You don’t need a full drum set to start drumming and get the value.

Drumming connects us with a primal part of our being. The rhythm and resonance of a drum allows for a unique emotional release—and it’s more satisfying than complaining!

Talking Drum Recommends “The Squeaky Wheel” February 6, 2011

Posted by Talking Drum in Reading List.
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There’s a right way and a wrong way to complain. Talking Drum is a platform created around the right way to do it. We recommend The Squeaky Wheel: Complaining the Right Way to Get Results, Improve Your Relationships, and Enhance Self-Esteem, a book by Dr. Guy Winch.

Winch is an effective coach on how to complain the right way.

Why Listening Matters January 14, 2011

Posted by Talking Drum in Listening.
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People complain when they feel like nobody is listening to them. In fact the more certain they are that nobody is listening, the more frustrated they become. That’s why one of the basic rules of communication for dealing with angry or frustrated people is to repeat their complaint back to them. You do this in a way that helps them understand you’re listening.

It’s such a simple first step and one that we would all benefit from practicing more often when things begin to breakdown.