Thursday, March 16, 2006

Your next conversation: 6 Things that will make it different

The next time you have a conversation with someone that lasts more than one minute, challenge yourself to make these minor changes and watch how the person responds to you compared to previous conversations. 1) Listen 50% more 2) Ask twice as many questions 3) Hold eye contact 50% more 4) Make slight contact, or hold contact slightly longer. (Better hand shake maybe) 5) Show sincere sympathy or enthusiasm for something they say 6) Ask them if there is anything you could help out with If football is a game of inches, meaningful conversations are a game of nuances.