Posts Tagged ‘sympathetic listener’

Encourage Others To Talk About Themselves

Listen intently because you are genuinely interested.

When you encourage people to talk about themselves and their problems, you may be perceived as a good listener.

“There is no mystery about successful business intercourse … Exclusive attention to the person who is speaking to you is very important.  Nothing else is so flattering as that.”                  – Charles W. Eliot

The relationships with your friends and family will also benefit from atttentive listening.   It happens all the time … “Honey, I took the garbage out.”  Thirty minutes afterwards you’re asking … “Did you take the garbage out?”  When we’re busy doing something, we often don’t pay attention to the people around us. …

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