Just Stop Talking
Remember the other day’s post about listening? You can listen while you talk too, in fact, I recommend it.
Watch the audience or the person you’re talking to. Listen to their body language and comment.
It should be clear if they are getting it or not. If it’s not clear, ask.
If there not getting it, start again, reframe your point and see if they catch on.
If they still don’t get it or just don’t care about what you’re saying, stop. Please, just stop.
Your prudence now will pay dividends later. People will see you and say, “See that guy? He doesn’t have diarrhea mouth.”
They might not say that but they might be more receptive to listening to you later.