Wednesday, December 09, 2015

A Lesson in Loudness

I am finding out from professional experience that a meaningful stare or a few quiet but forceful words can be so much more effective with students than a raised voice and sarcastic jibes. Disapproval that seeks to reform without alienating is best achieved through a few strong words in a disappointed but hushed tone. On the contrary, turning up the vocal volume can cause the addressee to anticipate hatred/ negativity and cause him/ her to mentally distance himself/ herself from the speech to follow before it has even been articulated.

Now, if only I manage to practise what I preach in personal life as well!

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