Movie Lessons: The Incredibles

“You sly dog, you got me monologuing”

Today’s movie lesson comes from “The Incredibles“. It is by far one of the best animated films I have seen and certainly one adults can relate to. I know some adults who even wear “Incredibles” pajamas (you know who your are).

One of my favorite scenes is the one where Syndrome gets caught monologuing (about 1:20 in to the video). There is a great lesson here.

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How often do we talk and drone on about ourselves when we should be listening to or conversing with our audience?

A monologue is a prolonged talk or discourse by a single speaker, especially one dominating or monopolizing a conversation. This is dangerous if you are attempting to connect with another human being.

The opposite of this is dialogue, which is a conversation between two or more persons.

Think about your daily interactions online and offline. Minimize the monologuing and maximize the dialogue.

Do you find yourself dominating and monopolizing your conversations or do you exchange ideas and converse?


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