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Orlando, Fla. — Ever had your time wasted by a “rambler”: someone who just rambles on and on and never seems to get to the point?
Use this technique — from author and trainer Jan Fraser — for dealing with “rambling” co-workers in office encounters:
Ask, “Is this a two-minute, fiveminute or 10-minute conversation?”
“If the person says ‘five-minute’ and you have five minutes, [tell them to] go ahead,” Fraser told admins gathered here for the Administrative Professionals Conference in October. “When people are held to a time limit, they get it: Your time is valuable.”
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