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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.