Fast Co: 6 Powerful Communication Tips from Top Interviewers.

Excellent pointers!  Especially listening, pausing and waiting patiently, and best of all -CURIOUSITY…

FC:   Writers, journalists and others who interview sources regularly have developed tried and true techniques that help them connect deeply with people.

Not only can interviews with thought leaders in your field provide a great source of content for your blog or website, the skills honed while interviewing are useful in many types of communication.

For instance, Terry Gross–known for her inviting style on the radio program Fresh Air–admits she wasn’t always so comfortable communicating.

“I feel really lucky that I know how to talk to people now, because I’ve talked to so many people and I know how to get a conversation going. Because I used to be really shy and would have been very uncomfortable doing that.”

We all want to be able to connect with people who are important to us, feel understood when working with a team and get to know new people better.

These six communication tricks from legendary interviewers can help you conduct a stellar interview, build a new relationship or simply become the best conversationalist in the room.


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PAUSE and wait for them to fill the silence

EGO – suspend your ego

CULTIVATE CURIOSITY:  As Dale Carnegie famously explains, the beauty of curiosity is that it makes you nearly irresistible to everyone around you.

“You can make more friends in two months by becoming interested in other people than you can in two years by trying to get other people interested in you.”

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