If you are like me, you’ll probably hate it when you feel you are not given enough attention in conversations. I realize this happens when those I interact with incessantly talk over me.
So I did this to help you if you are in a similar boat: I put together a collection of profound quotes to serve as a guide towards making sure you are respected in your conversations by making them more effective.
Whether you are seeking ways to maintain control in discussions, handle interruptions gracefully, or simply make your point without raising your voice, this is for you.
With that said, here they are:
How can you ensure your voice is heard in conversations?
“The key to successful communication is to take responsibility for what you say and how you say it.”
– Larry King
Seeking ways to assert yourself respectfully?
“Assertiveness is not what you do, it’s who you are!”
– Shakti Gawain
Want to maintain control during discussions?
“A good listener tries to understand what the other person is saying. In the end, he may disagree sharply, but because he disagrees, he wants to know exactly what it is he is disagreeing with.”
– Kenneth A. Wells
How can you handle interruptions with grace?
“Silence is one of the hardest arguments to refute.”
– Josh Billings
Looking for tips on active listening?
“Listening is an art that requires attention over talent, spirit over ego, and others over self.”
– Dean Jackson
Wondering how to command respect in conversations?
“Respect for ourselves guides our morals, respect for others guides our manners.”
– Laurence Sterne
What can you do to make your point effectively?
“To effectively communicate, we must realize that we are all different in the way we perceive the world and use this understanding as a guide to our communication with others.”
– Tony Robbins
Seeking ways to communicate assertively?
“The most important thing in communication is hearing what isn’t said.”
– Peter Drucker
How can you make your words carry weight?
“Wise men speak because they have something to say; fools because they have to say something.”
Want to maintain composure in discussions?
“When angry, count to ten before you speak; if very angry, a hundred.”
– Thomas Jefferson
The first time I stumbled on these, I was lost for words as they have so much value. I added it to my collection — which you can too by clicking the Add to Collection button below (login first). By heeding this advice, I guarantee that your social interactions will change for the better.
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