Your ability to effectively communicate is paramount, hence the birth of bottom lining, the ability to express yourself succinctly.
While much has been written on bottom lining, little has been written about the ability to express what you have heard succinctly.
I call this ability, Headlining. Much like an editor that reads an article to determine its headline, you can listen to the speaker and express what you have heard in the form of a head line.
Headlining is not only efficient but fulfilling. You not only listen for the information being conveyed but for the meaning of the communication.
The irony of this technique is that once you begin to master it and truly connect with others words are often no longer needed.
A HeadLining Exercise
1. Carry on a conversation. (Begin practicing this with those you know well, until you’ve got a hang on it.)
2. Listen to them with every fiber of your being.
3. Share with them in as few words as possible what you feel they have shared with you.
4. Listen again for feedback to determine how well you headlined.
Copyright 2008 Rob Gruber Life Coach
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