Old movies

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Real Estate Agent with Realty One Group # S.0190863

I have become fed up with newer modern violent and brainless movies. And so, I am training my Amazon Prime not to show them to me. How do you do that? By searching specifically for movies that are over 40 years old. The more you watch old movies, the less that they show you that there are new movies filled with mindless violence.

 

So, over the weekend, I was watching George Segal and Barbara Streisand in The Owl and The Pussycat. One of the arguments in the movie was a line the writer placed in to his novel, “The sun spat morning into his face”.  Now even though there was an argument for the sake of the plot, it really was quite the visual. Morning can arrive gently like a slight breeze. However, in this case, it arrived abruptly and shockingly.

 

This got me to thinking. Not just how I prefer older movies, it also got me to think about how I communicate.

 

As professional communicators, it is our job to experiment with different ways to get our point across. How do we communicate clearly, and concisely? How do we create a visual picture with our words that is moving to the recipient? That is what the best among us have done.

 

What can you do this week to find a better way to communicate?

Comments (28)

Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Hello Rocky - your mention of old movies and then sharing your recent experience made me think of George Segal who recently passed away.  He achieved some great moments as part of entertainment history.  And that combines nicely with the old as well as the present.  

Apr 13, 2021 05:46 AM
Rocky Dickerson
Realty One Group - Las Vegas, NV
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Good morning Elyse! Yes old movies and old TV shows for free on Prime

Apr 13, 2021 06:04 AM
Rocky Dickerson
Realty One Group - Las Vegas, NV
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Good morning Sheila! Yes, when movies didn't require 100 million dollar CGI budgets

Apr 13, 2021 06:05 AM
Rocky Dickerson
Realty One Group - Las Vegas, NV
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Good morning Nina! Just like old TV shows, there is a higher quality to old movies

Apr 13, 2021 06:06 AM
Rocky Dickerson
Realty One Group - Las Vegas, NV
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Good morning Wayne. Yes, when actors kept their mouths shut after they got off stage

Apr 13, 2021 06:07 AM
Rocky Dickerson
Realty One Group - Las Vegas, NV
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Good morning Kat! The quality of movies that relied on plots and actual acting has been forgotten

Apr 13, 2021 06:08 AM
Rocky Dickerson
Realty One Group - Las Vegas, NV
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Good morning Bill! Thank you for the comment today. Enjoy your taco

Apr 13, 2021 06:08 AM
Rocky Dickerson
Realty One Group - Las Vegas, NV
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Good morning Ed! Yes, when we get techinical, we can lose sight of the intuitive

Apr 13, 2021 06:10 AM
Rocky Dickerson
Realty One Group - Las Vegas, NV
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Good morning Brian. You may enjoy "Courageous" if you haven't seen it

Apr 13, 2021 06:10 AM
Rocky Dickerson
Realty One Group - Las Vegas, NV
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Good morning Michael! Yes, I also recently saw "California Split" with Segal and Elliot Gould

Apr 13, 2021 06:11 AM
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Some of us need to work on our listening skills.

Take care, be safe and have a great day.

Apr 13, 2021 07:08 AM
Rocky Dickerson
Realty One Group - Las Vegas, NV
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Good morning Roy. Yes I hope to keep improving on that

Apr 13, 2021 08:50 AM
Andrea Bedard
Thompson Company, REALTORS® 240.593.2860 - Silver Spring, MD
Fluent in German and Real Estate * M.A. ABR ASP

I agree with Kat, the most effective communication is the "live" one, in person or by a real person. I always cringe when I see the same article, branded to individuals or teams, shared on social media channels, and wonder whether or not consumers catch on to it? It may get attention for a brief moment, but not enough in my opinion. Authenticity matters a great deal. 

Apr 13, 2021 10:59 AM
Rocky Dickerson
Realty One Group - Las Vegas, NV
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Good afterrnoon Andrea! Yes, in person is always best and the better we hone and refine the output, the faster we can aid the consumer.

Apr 13, 2021 11:17 AM
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Hi Rocky- I'm in your camp!  And I absolutely love Audrey Hepburn...I could listen to her lyrical speech all day long. I have seen many old movies a dozen or more times. And I used to know what was nominated for Oscars and I used to watch them. Not any more. 

I am constantly working on how I communicate. 

 

Apr 13, 2021 12:31 PM
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Rocky thinking about this, I would say most of the communication I experience could best be described as partly cloudy.

Apr 13, 2021 02:32 PM
Rocky Dickerson
Realty One Group - Las Vegas, NV
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Good morning Kathy! Just ran across The Fortune last night with Nicholson and Beatty there are countless older treasures in Prime

Apr 14, 2021 05:43 AM
Rocky Dickerson
Realty One Group - Las Vegas, NV
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Good morning George! Yes partly cloudy and foggy at times.

Apr 14, 2021 05:44 AM
Hannah Williams
HomeStarr Realty - Philadelphia, PA
Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-820-3376

Rocky 

You may also Stream some of the FREE Services such as TUBI  and find some Great Classics there also. My Fair Lady was featured as well as the Bird Man of Alcatraz. Hopefully, we all communicate with honesty. No matter what that is my style  

Apr 16, 2021 11:21 AM
Rocky Dickerson
Realty One Group - Las Vegas, NV
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I do like the old movies from a much simpler time - love those

Apr 16, 2021 11:54 AM

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