Nov. 24, 2020

47: Interruption: The conversation high-jacker is a connection killer

47:  Interruption: The conversation high-jacker is a connection killer

I'm sorry, is my speaking interrupting you?  We've all been there - you're in a crowd, a conference room or in the comfort of your own home recounting a story, pitching an idea or sharing the happenings of your day when - BOOM!- you find yourself interru...


I'm sorry, is my speaking interrupting you?  We've all been there - you're in a crowd, a conference room or in the comfort of your own home recounting a story, pitching an idea or sharing the happenings of your day when - BOOM!- you find yourself interrupted by your friend, colleague or partner.  Ummm, I thought I was speaking...  What do you do when you've been interrupted?  Better yet, Blazer Nation, how do you handle yourself as the interrupter?  This week, Katie and Nora gab about the faux pas that is interruption.  If everyone is talking then no-one is listening, so listen up!  There are several reasons why we are interrupted and why we interrupt.  Considering our many different communication styles, it's a wonder anyone of us can get a word in edge wise.  What are the best ways to address the chronic interrupter in your life? How can we make amends when we interrupt?  Tune in and hear all the tips and strategies we explore because at the end of the day, true connection is on the line.  Ahem - when in doubt, clearing your throat works wonders ;)

As always, we want to hear from YOU!!  Tell us your tales of interruptions past, present and future and spill the tea on strategies that may help to stop the conversation narcissist in her tracks.

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Sources:

https://www.verywellmind.com/how-to-deal-with-interrupters-and-get-a-word-in-4801521

https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2018/may/18/why-do-people-interrupt-it-depends-on-whom-youre-talking-to

https://marionspeaks.com/why-people-interrupt-and-what-to-do-about-it/

https://www.thespruce.com/how-to-politely-interrupt-a-conversation-1216924

https://www.bustle.com/p/how-to-stop-interrupting-people-be-a-better-listener-in-3-days-18760543

https://www.linkageinc.com/leadership-insights/you-might-be-a-conversational-narcissist-and-not-even-know-it-heres-how-to-tell/