Wooden Talking Stick
This simple stick could turn out to be the most powerful communication tool you own.
Traditionally used as an instrument of democracy, a talking stick is used by many aboriginal tribes in council circles where the stick is passed from member to member, until everyone's view has been heard. Whoever holds the stick has the right to speak without interruption.
A great tool whenever there is an undercurrent of misunderstanding, fear or intolerance. It reassures speakers they will not be interrupted and encourages listeners to exercise empathy and patience.