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It may be hard to know in the moment if you’re oversharing. A fresh perspective can offer insight. Ask a trusted colleague or advisor to provide insights into how you’re meeting your goal of talking less and listening more.
While it’s important to share your point of view, it’s critical to know when and how. Experiment with some or all of these tactics to make sure your input is being heard.
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Are you giving your colleagues enough time to digest what you say and to ask questions? If not, give yourself a signal to pause.
By slowing down and taking deliberate pauses, you’ll be able to regulate your impulse to overshare, and your message will have a better chance of landing.
When speaking, make sure that what you’re saying is necessary and impactful. You can even think of your sentences in tweet form: How would I communicate this idea if I were tweeting and facing a character limit? How can I cut my message down to its essence?
While it’s important to share your point of view in meetings, it’s critical to know when and how. You don’t want to monopolize the conversation. We provide some practical tips for sharing the floor so that you can get your message across more effectively.
If you suspect you may be monopolizing the conversation in meetings, experiment with these tactics to help get your message across.
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The most productive one-on-ones have some kind of structure, which requires you to do some prep beforehand. Basically, don’t just show up and chat—you’ll lose precious time in rambling conversations.
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