Listening

John Maxwell says “Most people overvalue talking and undervalue listening, even those in people-related jobs such as sales. But the truth is effective communication is not persuasion. It’s listening … listen twice as much as you speak.” Too many people love the sound of their own voice with no one interested at all. God has given us two ears and one mouth so we could listen more and speak less.

3 thoughts on “Listening

  1. chrisdaoanis

    Thanks, Sir Francis, for this great quick reminder to listen more and speak less. It is in listening that we know more of the other person and “serve” them more.

  2. Zara

    Yes, it’s true! Listening is much more important than speaking. One has to listen twice as much as speaking. It’s an essential ingredient to a lasting relationship. =)

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