Tuesday, February 08, 2011

We talk too much

I have noticed that in a conversation, many of us (never me of course) talk too much. We are so eager to share our point of view, or what we know that we do not pause to listen to others. I know people who will not remember what others say after a conversation because they are so focused on what they said. If we do not stop talking to listen, then we will never learn anything. If we talk all the time we lose control of the conversation - no one can listen intently for more than a few minutes, so when someone else talks too long, their mind wanders and the speaker is communicating less. Most of us need to learn to speak briefly and listen better. We would be more effective in our business and personal lives.