Thursday, May 20, 2010

The Meeting – Snookered By a Long Break

Significantly the interviewer droned on and on with, to me, long-winded explanations of stuff I already knew.

Why is he telling me this?

Twenty minutes passed by without a break.

I sat there thinking that no side of a conversation should last longer than 120 seconds without another party being given an opportunity to chip in.

Otherwise we have a monologue, not a dialogue, and that means only one side is learning, if they haven’t already tuned out.

Try this in the privacy of your boudoir: Talk (monologue) for 120 seconds about something you love, your passion in life.

It is hard to do, isn’t it?

How do you think 1,200 seconds sounds to your audience of one?

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