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10 Ways to Stop Talking Too Much
Whether you think of yourself as Chatty Charlie, Reserved Rebecca or someone in between, chances are you have experienced the power of saying more with less. If you've ever worked in an office where someone stage-whispered "layoffs are coming" across the cubicle farm, you've felt the panic that rises from three words. You may have made a thoughtful, impassioned pitch to an investor who responded, "I'll pass," and the impact of those two words still sting today. Or you may still be celebrating a recent "you're hired! If Rudyard Kipling was correct that "Words are, of course, the most powerful drug used by mankind," then many of us are addicted. And most of us, regardless of gender, do more telling, advising, convincing, explaining, directing, and divulging than we should. All of that talking is costing us time, productivity and energy.
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You may not even realize that the other person is politely trying to get a word in, or subtly signaling that they need to be elsewhere possibly, anywhere else if you have been really boring. There are three stages of speaking to other people. But then you unconsciously discover that the more you talk, the more you feel relief. Ahh, so wonderful and tension-relieving for you… but not so much fun for the receiver. The third stage occurs after you have lost track of what you were saying and begin to realize you might need to reel the other person back in. If during the third stage of this monologue poorly disguised as a conversation you unconsciously sense that the other person is getting a bit fidgety, guess what happens then?
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