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Want to know how to engage people with your ideas? In this episode, Phil Cooke https://philcooke.com shares five active listening skills to help you gain respect when leading a team or entering a pitch meeting. These communication strategies will level up your people skills and help you become the most fascinating person in the room.
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*More About This Episode* Active Listening Skills: How to Become the Most Fascinating Person in the Room
Leadership is about communicating your ideas well. Incorporating these active listening skills into your communication strategy can help you become the kind of person people are drawn to. It’s the best way to get your ideas heard.
1. Learn to speak in shorter chunks. Then stop and let the other person respond! Don’t dominate the conversation. Stick to the topic. Keep it short, keep it relevant. Almost always, less is more.
2. Don’t dominate the conversation. Conversation is a two-way street.
3. Don’t lecture. Nobody wants to be lectured to!
4. Ask about them. People want to share about themselves! Use people’s names and take opportunities to express interest in their lives when it’s appropriate to establish a rapport.
5. Learn to read other people. Be aware of the response or reaction of the others in the room and change your strategy if the moment calls for it.
Active listening and good people skills are just as important—if not more—than the skills it takes to do your job. For more, read my blog here: How to Instantly Gain Respect and Become the Most Fascinating Person in the Room
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