More and More Every Day
2.49. Confidence, Nerves, and Silences
May 27, 2021
It's the second season of the More and More Every Day Podcast. Join us every day for short (10 minute) episodes to talk all things oral history and challenge yourself with a daily oral history prompt.
Today's prompt: Today’s challenge, therefore, is two-fold. Listen to or watch an interview you’ve previously recorded and evaluate your use of silences. Next, take a look at Sander’s suggestions linked in the show notes, select one, and give it a try.
- Donald Miller, A Million Miles in a Thousand Years (2009).
- Refer back to our previous episode, 2.10. Two Seconds of Silence
- Oral History Review, https://oralhistoryreview.org/tag/silence/
- Emma Kluge, “The Art of Silence: what I've learnt from doing oral histories” 2018. https://www.emmakluge.com/blog/2018/2/21/the-art-of-silence-what-ive-learnt-from-doing-oral-histories
- Namkje Koudenburg, Tom Postmes, Ernestine H. Gordijn, “Disrupting the flow: How brief silences in group conversations affect social needs,” Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, Volume 47, Issue 2, (2011). https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jesp.2010.12.006.
- Viktor Sanders, “How to Be Comfortable With Silence in a Conversation.” Social Pro (2021). https://socialpronow.com/blog/dont-be-afraid-of-the-silence/#:~:text=Know%20that%20silence%20has%20a%20purpose%20in%20all%20conversations&text=When%20you%20talk%20about%20important,feel%20comfortable%20with%20each%20other.
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