Today, I want to share some advice about why you should learn how to be a better listener. You see, most people stink at listening. Most people are so busy thinking about how they will respond to what the other person is saying that they don’t listen effectively. Or worse, they interrupt the other person so they can talk!
If you really want to take your MLM Business to the next level you need to learn how to listen effectively. Please keep in mind that there is a difference between hearing and listening. Listening is when you FOCUS on the other person, what they are saying, and nothing else. Hearing is when you hear the other person, but you are either thinking about what you will say, you’re multi-tasking, or you are not 100% focused.
This one thing causes problems in marriage, relationships and business. Everyone wants someone to listen to them. It’s part of being human. Since so few people are good at listening, it is one of the easiest things you can do to stand out in the crowd and make more friends.
If you can learn how to listen well, people will want to be around you. They’ll want to be friends with you and talk to you more.
What I want to do in the paragraphs below is just share a few tips you can follow to be a better listener.
First and foremost, TURN OFF your stupid cell phone when you are talking with someone face to face. There are few things more insulting or rude than having a conversation with someone in person and they are distracted by their cell phone. Turn your phone off and put it away before you engage in a conversation.
I’ve also found that modeling the other person’s body language is good to do. If they are sitting in a chair leaning back, do the same thing yourself. If they are leaning forward, lean forward yourself. Don’t be obvious about it, but try to model other people’s body language.
Another helpful tip is to clear your mind. Stop thinking about yourself and your problems and focus on the other person, and what they are saying, even if just for a few minutes.
These few things will really make a big difference in your personal life and business.
How can being a better listener help you in your MLM Business? Here are a few things I can think of:
1. People will like you more
2. People will want to be around you more
3. You will truly HEAR what your prospect is saying
4. You will find opportunities (from what the prospect says) to offer your products as a solution
Do yourself a favor and try this experiment For the next 7 days, strive to be a better listener. Follow the tips in this article and you will be well on your way. Not only will it make a big difference in your relationships, but it will also help you in your network marketing business.
Remember, you have two ears and one mouth for a reason. Use them in that proportion.
What are your thoughts? Leave a comment below to let me know what you think.