When you are speaking to people, give them 100% of your attention, and I mean
There is nothing more annoying or obvious to people than you having your own agenda and only waiting for the other person to take a breath so that you can jump in to get your point across or to turn the conversation around to yourself. Develop your listening skills; most people are not truly good listeners. I have found that you gain much more from being a great listener than being a great talker. Be interested in other people and what their point of view is. Ask lots of open-ended questions. Dale Carnegie once said, "To be interesting to other people, you have to be interested in them first". Wise and true words from a great and wise person.
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