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Sorry, I wasn’t listening: 5 ways to model better listening skills

Listening

I have a confession to make when it comes to listening skills. I’m an interrupter. When I already know what someone is trying to say, or finish saying, or I have a point to make, I just cut right in. I know I shouldn’t do it. I know it’s rude. It drives me crazy when other people do it, so why do I? Most of us aren’t very good listeners. It may not be interrupting for you, but I’m guessing there is some bad habit you bring to the listening side of your communication. I think it’s safe to say

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Train Your Brain: It’s All in a Name

Betty Lochner networking

This week I watched as a colleague painfully tried to avoid someone because they couldn’t remember their name. Then, she beat herself up over not remembering their name.  And, the worse part was that she didn’t get to connect with someone who she wanted to connect with. Has that ever happened to you?  Do you suffer from the bad name rememberer syndrome?  You are not alone. Most of us find that when we meet someone we quickly forget their name. Sometimes instantly. The power of knowing a name and using it is huge. Names are what makes a relationship personal.  It says:

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