2023 Author: Malcolm Clapton | [email protected]. Last modified: 2023-05-22 06:26
Some people know how to be silent. These lucky ones know the power of silence and feel truly comfortable not saying a word. But most of us should learn the art of being silent.
Silence grabs people's attention
If you've ever been in a situation where you need to grab the attention of an entire class or group of people, you must have noticed that silence is most effective.
When a teacher or speaker is silent, the audience begins to take an interest in him. The lecturer's silence sends a signal: something has happened. And the listeners will try to focus in order to understand why the communication has stopped.
This applies not only to public speaking, but also to everyday conversations. When we are silent, people concentrate and we grab their attention.
Silence may be the obvious answer
Sometimes we say too many unnecessary words, we explain too much. If a question is met with silence, this means that it is the best answer to it. We can also soften the harshness of the negative response with silence. By not saying no directly, we avoid being rude and verbose. Perhaps silence as an answer is the best way out of a difficult situation.
Another example: someone said something we disagree with, or something we find offensive. Restraining ourselves and keeping silent in response, we send a powerful signal: "I do not like it, I do not agree with you."
Silence uses body language
Body language and body language are often more expressive than words spoken aloud. Facial expressions, gestures, eye contact, and tone of voice speak volumes. The ability to decode and correctly understand body language can be a powerful tool to use in everyday communication: to communicate with others and build strong relationships.
Silence Is Compassion
There are times in life when silence is tantamount to an expression of empathy and signals that you understand the other person.
Sometimes the right words just don't exist.
Pain or grief is difficult to relieve with conversation. But to show how we care about another and worry about him is very simple with the help of silence.
Silence is courtesy
We are constantly surrounded by information noise. News on radio and TV, music in elevators, shops and offices, notifications on smartphones and tablets … Moreover, people around us do not calm down and constantly talk. The feeling that we must communicate for the sake of communication as such, so as not to be excluded from social life, is captivating.
We are fighting the information noise around. And when we keep our word, we frantically try to squeeze in as much information as possible in a minimum of time.
But when we are silent, we show the interlocutor that we listen to him attentively and respect every word he says.
Thus, silence is a powerful tool that can make you a good speaker. Silence is a great power that you need to be able to use.
Practice keeping silent.