Explaining a point of view, getting an argument across, and detailing our thinking, are all valid reasons for talking to anyone. However, let’s not stop there. Remembering good conversations begin with great listening adds additional value to interpersonal exchanges.
Remembering good conversations begin with great listening gives us the chance to connect with those in front of us. By showing interest in their words, and demonstrating our active listening with questions, gestures, and even facial expressions, we are building the base for a good conversation.
And if, in turn, they choose to listen to us then we have more probability of being able to set out our thoughts without them being interrupted or ignored.
Without getting into the area of listening to pauses, paying close attention to words spoken and indeed not spoken, plus sensitivity regarding the passion and energy behind any gestures used, the idea of remembering good conversations begin with great listening is one worthy of further exploration.
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