People love to talk, tell their life story, or some random story about this and that. Now at the right time, that is fine. It’s human nature to discuss our lives to have a shared experience with everyone around us. Just sometimes we may over share or talk and talk without letting the other get a word in edgewise. We can all do this at times, which is fine here and there, but this is to the ones who focus all about them and not much about anyone else.

The thing is everyone loves to talk and talk about themselves. Truth is, everyone just wants to feel important and there is nothing wrong with that. Though at times, you truly just need to sit back and listen to what the other has to say. Repeat what they say back to them to show you understand their life drama. In the end this makes the person on the other end happy and feel better about themselves. Sounds like a great fix right? Just not talk and listen…wrong, there’s a little more to it.

For the people who are talking too much, why not instead of hogging the conversation, how about talk here and there to open the floor up for a conversation. Listen to their response and respond to how you feel about it. Don’t interrupt them or change the subject that is more important to you. A conversation is for everyone who is involved, who all have their own view-points on the subject at hand. When you close your mouth to listen, you will learn something new even if you disagree.

Another thing is if you have three or more people in a conversation, do not change to a subject that not everyone is keen on. When you change it to about the one thing you WANT to talk about with just a small part of that group, you start to hurt feelings. By excluding the others, you make them feel unworthy and they then move onto a new conversation if they can.

Look at it this way, the more you listen, the more you learn. Take what everyone says, repeat it, and learn their view-points. You will be surprised what you learned from conversations when you don’t dominate them. Just listen and hear for yourself.

Listening is key in this Savage World, that you are no longer just living in, but beginning to own!


About J F Savage
James Savage is a young business owner in the city of Lexington, Kentucky. In 2006, James earned his bachelor's degree in Communications from the University of Cincinnati. Two days after he graduated, James moved down to Lexington, KY as a business partner for Savage Syndications. Here we are years later and James is becoming a force in the business world. He is now CFO and partner of the company. Not many can do what he can do with list building and client relations. Also James was married to college sweet heart Alyssa in August 2008. The happy couple is working hard on making the house perfect and making sure the two puppies are always happy.

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