Ask Questions

So here is a little tip I was teaching my kid and I thought you guys might like it too.

People love to talk about themselves.  

They really do.

They want to be heard.

I can't tell you how many parties I have gone to and just sat with someone and asked them questions about their life.

This could be a person I have nothing in common with, and yet I am fascinated by their answers.

Predictably, they will tell me how good it was to talk to me.

I have not told them one thing about myself.

But I have heard them.

I have shown interest in what interests them.

I have shown them that what they have to say matters.

So I don't need to tell them about me.

I have shown them.