Our second blog on listening skills shared the four words that will increase your ability to really hear what others are saying.
Your third Speak For Yourself® “How To Be a Better Listener” tip requires only three words.
Tell me more.
You’ve opened your mind to listen nonjudgmentally, and closed your mouth so that your stockholder/board member/EVP/friend can have the floor. This person talks. When he stops talking you say, “Tell me more.”
You have given your colleague the powerful gift of your undivided attention.
One of the seven critical lessons for running a Fortune 50 company in the 21st century, according to Indra Nooyi, Chairman and CEO of PepsiCo, is to “listen carefully”. She writes, “Listening is perhaps the most important part of persuasion. We should listen to the wisdom all around us.”
And the best method to listen to the wisdom all around you is to say, “Tell me more.”
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© Karen Cortell Reisman, M.S., author of 3 books and President of Speak For Yourself®, works with decision makers on how to speak with gravitas. It’s all in how you speak for yourself. Karen also speaks about her cousin, Albert Einstein, in a message about hope, resilience and brassieres.
Read more at www.SpeakForYourself.com/blog.
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