How to Avoid Non-stop Verbal Leakage
We all know an acquaintance or colleague that always desires to be heard, often overrunning everyone else's conversation with consistent dialogue. It's true that extroverts have more to say than introverts!
In business though, it's important to remain quiet when clients discuss their wants and needs. Those who refuse, appear to be self-important know-it-all's, who verbally purge their way through most everything.
Showing a compulsive side in business dealings does not bode well for the following reasons:
1. Buyers and sellers deserve a good listening ear, rather than demanding to be heard above all and anything else.
2. There is little negotiation power by incessant talking when the other side of the transaction has an opportunity to present.
3. Controlling situations by excessively using words rather than a show of respect, indicates a lack of internal, deeper thinking.
My advice: Avoid verbal leakage from spilling over and into every, in-person or, phone conversation. That often turns into a huge time suck. Texting and e-mails might be a better way to effectively communicate.
Learn to walk away from such behavior or cut them short by holding tight to boundaries. Exit the conversation after allowing a few minutes time, then explain you have an appointment and must prepare.
Otherwise it may soon be discovered that...
Some mouths are like fast running, spring streams that never stop and there is no way of shutting them off!