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  • Speaking is probably the easiest thing you can do, but to speak in a way that people

  • would want to listen to, is definitely one of the hardest things to do.

  • In fact, speaking is the reason why we have problems in the first place,

  • starting from a simple conflict in the family that might end up with a break up and tear apart the entire family

  • to argument between politicians that might end up with a war.

  • That's why mastering the art of communication is probably the best thing you can do!

  • So, let's talk about the 2 rules that if you follow, people will certainly listen to you!

  • First of all, choose the right time and the right place.

  • How often do you talk about serious topics in the kitchen during dinner

  • when everyone had a long day and all they want is to relax.

  • Or criticise a friend in front of others when you are chilling out there!

  • Speaking is so easy that we do not consider it as a special activity that we have to plan and prepare for,

  • and that's why we mostly end up doing it in the wrong time and the wrong place!

  • When someone is angry or had a bad day, it's not the time to criticise them

  • because that will only lead to an argument and won't result in anything good.

  • Next time, you want to pull out a joke or raise an important question, ask yourself

  • if NOW is the right time to do that?!

  • Secondly, know what are you saying and why, and there are 3 steps for it.

  • First, what the other person should know after the conversation and why?

  • If you can't summarise your message into a single sentence, then you shouldn't start the conversation in the first place

  • because the person you are talking to, most probably will misunderstand you!

  • Secondly, what should he feel after the conversation?

  • What kind of emotions do you want him to experience?

  • Do you want him to feel sad, happy, angry, inspired?

  • Have you ever considered this before talking to someone? If you want your message to be understood clearly,

  • you have to be very careful with his or her emotions!

  • Thirdly, what action do you want him to take after the conversation?

  • Help you out, change his behaviour or you simply want him to read a book for example?

  • The problem is that, we often throw out words without a specific purpose, so they ruin the entire conversation.

  • By applying these 2 rules, you will find more people listening to you.

  • You will avoid countless number of unnecessary arguments and conflicts.

  • Thanks for watching and I will see in the next one!

Speaking is probably the easiest thing you can do, but to speak in a way that people

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How To Talk So That People Want To Listen

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    Liang Chen posted on 2018/09/14
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