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Unexpected Love | MCK Michael Keefrider | TEDxYouth@CISB

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Have you ever been stuck in a conversation that kept going… and going… and going… with no end in sight? You don’t care and the other person doesn’t care, but you’re still there… being polite and playing the “good listener” role.

What if I told you… all those times you thought you were being polite… that you were missing out on the conversation you actually wanted to be having?

Nobody thinks they’re a bad listener. In fact, most people think they’re pretty good.

And most people think that a good listener is the opposite of selfish; they let the speaker lead the conversation where they want it to go. Because being selfish, while part of all of us, is something that’s generally frowned upon.

But have you ever thought about how being a selfish listener could be extremely helpful for someone else, while also being incredible useful (even satisfying) for you?

MCK is the creator of the Bounce Conversation Framework and is “The Questions Guy.” He wants to help you to have better relationships, work more effectively, and make better decisions, by being a better communicator. His curious-first approach to communication has evolved from years of failures in everyday professional and personal situations. Find more on Questions are the Answers at www.QSATA.com.
Nobody thinks they’re a bad listener. In fact, most people think they’re pretty good.

But have you ever been stuck in a conversation that kept going… and going… and going… with no end in sight? You don’t care and the other person doesn’t care, but you’re still there… being a “good listener.”

Being selfish is generally frowned upon. And most people think that good listeners are the opposite of selfish.

But what if I told you… with all that time you’ve spent being a “good listener”… that you were missing out on a conversation that was better for them… and for you?

MCK is the creator of the Bounce Conversation Framework and is “The Questions Guy.” He wants to help you to have better relationships, work more effectively, and make better decisions, by being a better communicator. Find more on Questions are the Answers at www.QSATA.com This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at https://www.ted.com/tedx

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