In this video, Entrepreneur Network partner Brian Tracy dives into why listening — rather than talking — is integral to improving communication skills.
Tracy notes that many people are not exercising listening skills when they say they are. Instead, they are formulating responses. The best conversationalists are those that make the people they are talking to feel like they are the only people in the world.
Effective communication has three elements, explains Tracy. You must face the person, lean a little forward and communicate to your conversation partner that you are hanging on their words. Good communicators — and thus, listeners — will throw in some nods, smiles and other active indicators to show they are listening.
Click the video to hear more conversation tips from Tracy.
Entrepreneur Network is a premium video network providing entertainment, education and inspiration from successful entrepreneurs and thought leaders. We provide expertise and opportunities to accelerate brand growth and effectively monetize video and audio content distributed across all digital platforms for the business genre.
EN is partnered with hundreds of top YouTube channels in the business vertical. Watch video from our network partners on demand on Roku, Apple TV and the Entrepreneur App available on iOS and Android devices.