Tip for Executive Speakers #101 Click for video tip!
Listen Generously - Too many speakers would agree with what Adlai Stevenson once told an audience of unruly hecklers on the campaign trail in 1952: "It's my job to speak, it's your job to listen. If you finish your job before I finish mine, could you please leave quietly!" No wonder he lost.
While we may be speakers, it's not our only job. We need to receive as well as transmit, to listen before and as we speak. Remember, a successful speech is a conversation, amplified. Next tip - next week!