Motivational Power Quote
The Strength is in the Silence
"Silence is a source of great strength."
As I see it. . . . . . . .
The strength is in the silence
There will be times that we're prepared to speak and where it would be to our best interest to remain silence and listen.
The person that has the most in control of a conversation is the person who gathers the most useful information.
That information is collected by asking good questions and practicing the 80 - 20 of proactive listening. Proactive listening is to listen 80% of the time with interest and to speak and ask good questions 20 % of the time.
When we are speaking we are not learning or gathering information. When we are asking good questions and listening we are gathering new and useful information and accumulating new knowledge. Both of which can become very helpful in knowing and understanding the other person.
The person that's committed to proactive communication becomes a person of influence in the conversation as result of their listening skills. They will draw the other person into the communication by allowing the person to speak and by showing interest in the other person and what they,re saying.
The strength is in the silence and knowing when to speak.
©2011 Lou Ludwig, Sales and Management Consultant Success Coach, Speaker, Trainer and Author