Saturday, May 14, 2011

Learn to Say Goodbye

Long winded people are time wasters in business. There are ways to deal with those "talkers"

A) On Phone
- Call talkers when are in a hurry
- Pretend to be interrupted
- Call screening and reply by email, fax and voice mail

B) In person
- Remain standing so that talker feels uncomfortable to take long
- Stand up when finished the conversation
- Continue your discussion while walking and doing the works

C) Drop-in Visitors
- Close the door to avoid interruptions
- Post a “Do Not Disturb" sign.
- Suggest another time and place to talk

Besides, use your body language, be blunt to make your point and monitor yourself.

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