Getting people to listen

Have you ever had something important to say and before you get to the main point people switch off?
What about people being confused by what you say?
Do you take a long time to get to the point?

I can be a bit of a talker, however at times I have to deliver an important message. I have four quick points on how I deliver important messages. I have listed these in the article “Getting People to Listen by Saying Less”.

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About Attila Ovari

Attila Ovari is passionate about life and thrives on empowering others, in particular when it comes to leadership. Attila has in excess of 17 years of experience in the private, government, not for profit and volunteer sectors. He also has formal qualifications in business, management, training and legal services. He is currently study towards his Masters of Business Administration. Attila’s sense of adventure has taken him around the world. His passion for travel includes a number of community projects in developing nations and he has conducted business on four contingents around the globe. Attila has a passion for speaking, writing, training, coaching and consulting individuals, teams and organisations to achieve greatness. Attila writes at his personal blog, where you will find his contact details.

Posted on Friday, 14 Dec 2012, in Business, Personal and tagged , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 12 Comments.

  1. This is extremely difficult. I find that I have good days and bad days: days on which I can speak clearly and briefly and well, and days when I can’t seem to use words effectively.

  2. Your post reminds me of an episode of The Golden Girls (old US sit-com). One of the ladies is rambling on and on. Her friend teases her, “Are you going to keep circling the airport or land that plane already!?”

  3. Hi and thank you for stopping by my blog! I am sometimes wordy myself. I need to work on that. Thanks for the tips!

  4. listening takes practice. it is much easier to talk, but so rude and unfeeling to not listen

  5. This is so true! I have a tendency to say a lot sometimes, go off on tangents and steer away from the topic. Some people are really good at telling jokes for example. It takes skill to delivery the punchline in a way that the audience is still interested to hear it before diverting attention to something else. Thanks for link to the article, I’ll definitely check it out.

  6. My wife is a talker, it drives me nuts waiting for her to get to the meat and potatoes. Good point.

  7. Every time I talk with my wife. I tend to talk too quickly and leave out details while she rambles on adding too many details. It’s amazing we still manage to understand each other most days.

  8. interesting read. definitely bookmarked in my time of need.

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