Monday, June 21, 2010

Meeting skills: Listen better by losing the fidgets.

We know that gesturing--or at least making sure your hands aren't immobilized--helps you avoid verbal stumbles and produce smoother speech.  Now here's an article suggesting you do the opposite when it's your turn to listen: Stop fidgeting so you can focus.  It's just one of several ways the author (a confessed pen-clicker) has found to help him listen, and appear to be listening, when others are speaking.  Check out these tips on how to listen to audience questions to add to your skill base, then observe how and what you do in your next meeting.

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