Getting people to listen

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Are you surrounded by people who want to talk about themselves and few, if any, who are truly good listeners? It’s time to change your behavior.
• Model the behavior you would like to inspire in others
• Be interested in others—listen, make a connection, refrain from interrupting, work at understanding instead of planning your rebuttal
• Save the elevator speech and share something of interest to your audience
• Be yourself instead of having to be “the expert” all the time
• Listen twice as much as you speak (why do you think you have two ears and one mouth?)

If you are a blogger—not just a networker—you’ll want to check out Jeff Goins’ post about “What You Have To Do Before People Will Listen To You.”

What else would you add?

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