Have you ever gone into a meeting (either physical or virtual) intending to do a “data dump” – to share as much information with as many people as quickly as possible? Do you ever feel awkward facilitating a meeting because you don’t know how to get participants to interact?
The discomfort of silence convinces you to do all of the talking just to “get it over with.” Without listener interaction, you have no idea what your listeners’ needs are, what questions they have, and if they understand and agree. Communicating a message that focuses only on you, your objectives and your expectations is not likely to influence others. Your natural response to this situation might be to:
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