The Lopsided Conversation Trap
Have you ever been in a one-sided (or severely lopsided) conversation?
One where the other person talks and talks, and when you finally get a moment to chime in, you don’t feel like they truly listened to what you said?
Plenty of people in the world claim to have no problem talking to anyone, about anything, anywhere. They have a voice and they use it a lot.
But QUANTITY of words (and VOLUME LEVEL) does not beat INTENT and how you make people FEEL when they’re in conversation with you.
What over-talkers don’t realize is that they’re swinging their voice wildly like an unruly sword. At best, this way of communicating keeps others at a distance (or silent). At worst, it cuts off deep connection with others and possibilities for collaboration.
Learning to be a better listener can change your world, your life, and your relationships.
I’ve been working on my listening skills my whole life--first as a shy kid who didn’t talk much. Then as a public relations professional and second-language learner. And now I love diving even deeper as a musician and coach.
That’s why a peer review like the one below means a lot to me. Start LISTENING to others like your life depends on it. Because it does.
“Overall Ashley is a shining example of a great PQ (Positive Intelligence) coach. I believe she brings much radiance and energy to her sessions with the client. She is truly present with excellent 3rd level listening (intuition) when interacting with the client.”
- Peer Coach Reviewer
I'm starting my next round of coaching this month. If you'd like to learn how to improve your performance, reduce stress in your life, and deepen your relationships by using your OWN voice more powerfully and effectively, email me for details!
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Ashley Orlando is a jazz vocalist/ukulele artist and coach who helps growth-focused leaders find their voice, grow their presence & amplify their impact.