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The Power of Asking Questions

Best communicator…many of us assume we are such a great communicators…is that so ..?

I foud out that I am a great communicator at times… and not so good in another meeting or conversation. It takes time and training…do we really know that the person we talk to knows what we ment…

What it actually is – it is not a person who speaks such an educated and sohfisticated language that we need to focus to get the main point to the story. It is not a person who talks a lot and doesn’t ask us for our opinion. It is not a person who assumes he knows all the answers and is not open to hear suggestions… you get the point by now I think…

At times I find myself drifting away in the conversation .. so absorbed in telling my story… yes… it is an interesting story for sure .. but to me … is it to really to my audience? So we need to make it a conversation, remember to practice the key rules of the game…

Asking questions during the conversation is so powerful. There are many benefits, but here I will list just few…

– gets other person talking

– creates friendships and relationships

– allows to control the conversation

– allows us to find out if the person is interested in what we have to say

And for those who are in sales …  listen carefully

– lets person do the selling

– let us determine if he/her is interested in our service or product at all

– let us overcome objections

– we can make our presentation better by addressing persons needs and explaining the expected benefits

WOW … so what do we ask ….so how about every time you meet new people .. make sure you learn about them .. If they ask you question, reply but in the end ask another question so they have the chance to talk.

How are we spending our time tells us what is most important to us.

Time Management – again?

Time Management is really life management.  You can’t save the time.

So.. what we can do?

  1. Reallocate the time.
  2. Assess values of what you do.
  3. Think before you act.

What is the best look at how we can use time?

1. You can reallocate time from the area of low value to the area of high vale.

Procrastination is a ‘Thief of dreams

2. Look how  you spend your time, and you will know what is important to you

In essence the time management is for you to discipline yourself to see clear priorities and then stick to those priorities.

3. Think before you act.

Lack of discipline is time management is causing us to spend more time on tasks of lower values, and if this is done repeatedly eventually becomes a bad habit.


The greatest danger for mo…

The greatest danger for most of us is,
not that our aim is too high and we miss it,
but that it is too low and we reach it.
Michael Angelo

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