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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 modeling good listening skills.  I’m an interrupter. When I already know what someone is trying to say, or finish saying, isn’t it way more efficient to just cut right in so we can move on? 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?   And, I know it drives others crazy as well.  My husband and I spend way too much time re-creating conversations that only got half heard due to distractions, interruptions or one

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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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