0075: Three Things To Do Instead Of Interrupting Someone



Show notes:

Hey there, hero!

In a recent episode, we talked about patience. About allowing a partner to speak. About listening “louder.”

And I got some requests for suggestions on what to do instead of jumping in with “feedback” or “advice” or “support.”

I’ve got three things that will make you so popular as a conversationalist, you’ll need to hire someone to help you enjoy all your popularity.

Once you’ve heard or watched the podcast episode…did those help? Do you have any little tactics you use to be a better listener? Let me know in the comments below.

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  1. Great advice! This makes me think of how my brother-in-law is all but ignored by my in-laws during dinner conversations. They should watch this video for his sake.

  2. Great advice, David. I’ve also found that 1) putting your smartphone away helps to show that you are paying attention and not distractible and 2) making the occasional note shows that you’ve found something that’s useful or that you want to explore when the person is done speaking.

    It’s great that you’re staying with this subject. Thank you.

  3. I love this podcast David! I tend to find myself not engaging enough. Thanks for sharing your 3 things to do instead of interrupting. I will employ these tactics and be a better active listener. It makes sense. Patience and interest will always be appreciated. As a bonus, the speaker will probably remember you as well!