Took four kids to the school’s Family Fitness and Math night. Also, more networking and grassroots efforts in support of the upcoming Beaverton Educational Foundation campaign.
I was talking to my mother the other day. She had been unable to attend her church for several months because of an injury.
But last Sunday she returned and was warmly greeted. But she raved over how an acquaintance from town treated her. I asked her what he did to make such an impression.
She said, “He listened to me like he cared. For the few minutes we talked it seemed like there was nothing more important in the world to him than me”
Have you ever talked to someone who really seemed to want to listen to you? I’ll bet you remember who it is. Maybe a friend, a spouse, a parent.
Giving a few minutes of your time to listen intently to someone can mean the world to them.
So true – I would say that is a big part of being charismatic, simply making whoever you are talking to feel like they are the most interesting and important person in the room. Everyone wants to feel valued and listened to, but it’s a fine art!
Listening is certainly an art. I would also add that it’s an art that can be improved with practice. Hearing stories like this one inspires me to improve my listening skills ever so much more! Thanks for the feedback.