I listen to people talk. Everyday, people talking and talking. How much is said, not much. Sometimes, when listening, something pops in my head, sometimes funny, sometimes witty. Often times it takes work to pull something from the grey matter to facilitate the conversation. It is not hard, though. Just ask them questions about relating to them and look interested and ask more questions. The skill/art is really listening so the questions asked are pointed displaying the listening is not merely passive but actual, engaged listening. Snowballing takes over and, every once in a while, genuine interest is borne.
por escrito crabtree on Wednesday, July 09, 2003