In his book “Meeting Matters”, Paul Axtell asks the following question: What is it like for others to be in a conversation with you?
Ouch! What a great question!
I contend that if you spend consider this question that you will gain valuable insights that will greatly improve the way you communicate.
Consider some of the possible answers to this question:
- He listens for about 10 seconds and then he’s formulating his answer.
- She’s on a really tight schedule and you can tell she wants me to speed things up.
- I wish he would put down his smartphone and give me his complete attention.
What is it like for others to be in a conversation with you?
All the best to you,