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The Mess of Discussion and the Magic of Dialogue

Tuesday, January 2, 2018

Discussion and dialogue are not the same; understanding that will improve how you communicate with others.

There is a great deal of misconception about the nature and meaning of the two words in the title of this article. Both are forms of communication, both are relatively common words, and both start with the letter D. While Thesaurus.com does list the two words as synonyms, simply seeing them that way is part of the misconception. Before we can explore the mess of discussion and the magic of


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