When the need to be heard is greater than the need to hear, communication has hit pause.
Talking more is communicating less.
That’s why meetings are dreaded except by those doing all the talking and why few can remember a lecture of any kind in which they have not first become engaged in the conversation.
Asking questions is the secret.
Listening to the responses will prompt more questions.
Not weighing in on your reaction to what you’re hearing is a top skill level.
And how do you know if you are becoming a better communicator?
How much of what you have just heard can you accurately remember?
The bar is low as we live in a talking culture so victory easily goes to the next person who tries.
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