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Mar 3, 2024

"In the best conversations, you don't even remember what you talked about, only how it felt." --John Green

4 Habits of Effective Communicators

"Have you ever met someone who is exceptionally easy to talk to? Someone who simply through good conversation gets you to open up? Makes you feel smarter, more interesting or just understood? These are all common traits of "supercommunicators" people who are consistently able to create authentic connections with others just by listening and talking." Journalist and author Charles Duhigg outlines 4 key skills effective communicators do well: First, they respond according to the type of conversation, which often fall into three categories: practical (around sharing information or advice), emotional (which often asks for simple listening), and social (relating to how we see others or vice versa). The second practice is to show that you are listening -- not just with gestures, but in genuinely following along. Thirdly, they ask questions. Supercommunicators ask 10-20 more questions than others. And finally, they aim not to impress or wait for their turn to speak, but to truly understand.

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