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Follow the ‘three-sentence’ rule. To ensure that you don’t hog a conversation, limit yourself to three sentences before you stop to ask a question or pause to let the other person jump in. This way, you establish a speak-listen rhythm so that you don’t bore the other person. Better yet, you treat your words as a precious resource.
In the role of gatekeeper, assistants are a critical set of eyes and ears for their managers. But it's just as vital to be the voice, too. When assistants are empowered to speak up and take the lead in collaboration with their managers, the potential for increased productivity and professional growth is limitless....Click here to find out more.