When You Speak . . . . Speak Clearly and Listen
“Speak clearly, if you speak at all; carve every word
before you let them fall.”
Oliver Wendell Holmes 1809 - 1884, America Physician,
Poet, Professor, Lecturer, Author
As I see it . . . . . . .
When you speak . . . . Speak clearly and listen
For those who speak clearly will be understood . . . .
Those that listen will understand . . . .
When you’re listening you’re fully engaging the speaker.
A proactive listener will draw the other person into the conversation with their listening skills. The more you listen. . . . the more information you will gather and the better you will understand what the speaker is saying.
Information and knowledge does not come from speaking . . . . it comes as a result of listening with the goal to hear and fully understand the speaker.
When you speak . . . . speak clearly . . . . and speak with a purpose.
Ask questions that will draw a person into the conversation . . . . and listen to their response. In their response is a wealth of information that you will only hear when you’re fully listening.
The listeners are the most effective negotiators, the most successful sales professionals . . . . and develop the most successful and lasting relationships.
When you speak . . . . Speak clearly and listen . . . . choose your words carefully and listen with the intention of understanding
©2013 Lou Ludwig Motivational Power Quote, Sales and Management Consultant, Success Coach, Speaker, Trainer and Author