The Talking Stick is a brilliant tool designed to make group, family, or classroom discussions more productive and less tense. Whoever holds the stick is the only one allowed to speak while all others must listen attentively.
This practice was used early on by Native Americans. In tribal councils, the talking stick was passed around from member to member allowing only the person holding the stick to speak. This enabled all those present at a council meeting to be heard. Talking sticks have proved to be exceedingly useful during current implementations at home and in businesses across the globe.
The Talking Stick is made with symbolic leathers, fur, peacock feathers, and beads. The beads are tiger eye and jade pony beads.