Most people don’t care what others have to say.
All they really care about is that they’re being listened to.
Because it gives them validation and a sense of importance.
In the classic self-help book, How to Win Friends and Influence People the author explains how saying someone’s name while talking to them, helps create better rapport, and gets them to like you.
However, the real magic happens when someone feels that you genuinely listen to what they have to say.
Most people who struggle with making new friends, dating, or building business relationships will GREATLY benefit from this simple technique.
Use it and I promise that you’ll instantly notice how positively people begin responding to you.
So, what’s the technique?
Listen and repeat whatever the other person says to you.
You: “Hey Alex, I think this website is great and wanted to ask which articles you recommend I read first if my goal is to make money online.”
As you see in the example above, I responded using many of the same words.
This little simple technique makes the other person 100% confident that you were listening to them.
There’s no way you could repeat what they said unless you were actively listening.
That’s exactly what makes it such a powerful technique.
Instead of nodding along as they speak, or rushing to give your opinion the moment they stop talking (what most people do), you make them feel as you care for what they have to say.
By doing this with everyone you have a conversation with, you instantly and automatically improve your conversation skills.
Don’t do this every single time that you respond.
Instead, do it a couple times throughout your conversation.
Trust me that it’ll do nothing but great things when it comes to your relationships with others.
You can thank me later.