If we only listen to words, we miss the good stuff…
…and the Presidential Debate this week reminded me how much of what we communicate is non-verbal:
Below is a clip below from the 1992 Presidential Debate. Watch and listen to how both candidates answer the same question.
First, ask yourself do they answer the question differently?
Then, watch without sound and ask yourself the same question.
If all we did was listen to the words that both candidates said, or if all you did was read the transcripts of their answers, would there have been any difference in the two candidates’ positions?
Since so much of how we represent ourselves is non-verbal, to truly listen to what others are bringing to us, we got to listen with more than just our ears. We got to listen with our eyes and our hearts.
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