SLANT METHOD OF ENGAGING OTHERS
How to engage others in a conversation.
It can be a work meeting, a virtual call or a date.
A simple method called S.L.A.N.T
- Sit up right. This makes you instantly attentive and alert. This pose brings the highest amount of energy to your mind and allows you to focus. It also signals to the other person your interest in them
- Lean Forward. To the person you are talking to. Even if you are on a virtual call a lean forward pose vs lean back shows and matters
- Ask –Ask questions. Probe. Use the who what why where when how framework to find out more about the topic of discussion and / or the other person
- Nod – shake your head. Say hmm / yes – make some sound to acknowledge you are listening and paying attention
- Track the speaker – Pay visually attention to the speaker and follow them across the call or the room
Using any or all of these methods engages the speaker and the listener, leads to a more productive engagement and allows for a richer conversation.
Use the SLANT method everytime you are engaging someone else.
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