What To Say When You Want Someone To Listen

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Making sure your voice is heard

Getting someone to listen to you properly means ensuring that they focus all their attention on you. So you need to choose your moment carefully. Here's how to secure full engagement and communicate effectively.

Summary of learning messages

  • Get the other person’s undivided attention
    You are wasting your breath if the other person is preoccupied

  • Choose your moment carefully
    Don’t expect the other person to drop what they are doing

  • Agree a time to talk
    Get commitment to ensure your conversation is worthwhile

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