Friday, October 14, 2011

Tip Of The Day: Oh, Really?

If you have a lot of conversations, you know that there are times when you want the other person to keep talking. Next time you're in that situation, try this.

When they pause after telling you something, just say, "Oh, really?" Usually, your partner will pick up right where they left off.

Don't make this a mechanical, by-rote exercise. Any short, noncommittal question can substitute for "Oh, really?" You can use "Is that right?" or "No kidding?" or just "Really?" or anything that's comfortable and works.

Thanks to Wally Bock's Three Star Leadership Blog

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