Networking HQ BLOG with Larry James

Friday, February 8, 2013

When Listening Isn’t Enough

Filed under: Listening,Networking Tip — Larry James @ 7:30 am
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Scott Ginsberg, Guest Author

Any idiot can take notes.

But if you want your voice to reverberate through people’s bones, if you want to make an impression that matters, you have to be more than a listener.

listenUPBe a translator, a courageous interpreter of the world’s vagaries, adding facets, angles, new dimensions and refractions of light.

Be a craftsman, using the source code as inspiration to create your own form of art that fires inspiration into people.

Be an imaginator, going beyond the literal to add insight that has meaning that lives on after the moment.

Be a visionary, metaphorically disorganizing the common sense of ideas and reorganizing them into uncommon combinations.

Be a noticer, discerning recurring motifs and unspoken patterns that reveal the invisible curriculum of the conversation.

You will be missed when you’re gone.

Larry’s Note: Listening is an important skill that networkers must learn. Listen more than you talk. And when you listen, put your power of perception to work and pass on – in an interesting and informative way – what you have learned. It’s all about helping others!


Copyright © 2013 – Scott Ginsberg. Scott Ginsberg is a professional speaker, “the world’s foremost field expert on nametags” and the author of “HELLO my name is Scott” and “The Power of Approachability.” He speaks to companies and associations who want to become UNFORGETTABLE communicators – one conversation at a time. He’s “That Guy with the Name Tag.” Visit his BLOG.

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