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Just shut up.

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Listen more and say less. 
This was a phrase that I used recently while typing an email to my clients. I told them this was my motto these days.
Today, everybody today wants to be heard. Thus, with all of our devices and apps everybody is screaming to anybody who will listen. But nobody is really listening, because they are too busy talking, yelling, tweeting, etc. 
Example:
"Marilyn, you've been rather quiet during this. It doesn't seem like you at all. I've know you for years and you've always had an opinion, and have let people know it. I'd like to hear what you are thinking about this situation."
This was a very serious meeting. But it had been a while since this gentleman and I had been to a meeting together -maybe even years. I respect his opinons, as well. In rather short order, I made my position clear.
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It drives me crazy, when I'm attending a meeting and everybody is talking over every other perso…