|Stephanie Tanner (Full House)|
One of the great things about Twitter is how quickly one can access expert insight from professionals within various industries.
While I ask many cool people for insight, I don’t expect a response. It’s important to respect others’ schedules and lives. Asking for others’ advice on Twitter or anywhere else, does not automatically create an obligation for them.
Your question does not dictate how the person you’ve contacted will prioritize their schedule.
That said, we were lucky that we received sensible and excellent recommendations from those we reached out to earlier today. Read on for some thoughtful responses to our question about effective communication.
Q. How would you respond to someone who rolls their eyes while you’re speaking?
— prettypinkponies (@prettypinkpro) February 21, 2012
Ignore it. It’s their problem, not yours.
— EmilyBennington (@EmilyBennington) February 21, 2012
One time = let it go. Repeatedly = give them some candid feedback about what they are doing and how it affects others.
— Keith Ferrazzi (@keithferrazzi) February 21, 2012
I would say “Is there something you’d like to add to this conversation Sarah?”
— Diane Gottsman (@DianeGottsman) February 21, 2012
Look at them directly and ask, “I see you don’t agree. Share with me, specifically, how you view this differently?” Then wait…
— Liz Weber (@lizwebercmc) February 21, 2012
Finish your statement then politely move on. A) it will irk them that they didn’t get under your skin. B) Lead by example.
— Jessica Lesley (@Yogini_Jess) February 21, 2012
A: Am I boring you? Do you have something in your eye? What’s that on the ceiling?
— Michael Weiss (@mikepweiss) February 21, 2012
Thank you to:
Emily Bennington, Author of Effective Immediately. Monster Contributing Writer. Forbes Woman / US News / Huffington Post blogger. http://www.emilybennington.com
Jessica Lesley, Yoga expert, instructor, contributor to (magofyoga), coach, etc…www.jessicalesley.com
What’s on your mind?