Everyone Keeps Talking

Everyone Keeps Talking – Is Anyone Listening?

Din is in! Just put a microphone on people who are participating in a televised interview or panel and their response is instantaneous. They all start talking and nobody is left to listen. The audience cannot make sense of any of it.

Talking over someone else often demonstrates a weakness in logic and an absence of facts. When one has a well thought out position it can and should be stated in as few words as possible. Absent clarity of thought a blizzard of words is used as cover.

We can apply this approach in our personal lives. We all know people who never stop talking. Here is good reason to let them keep talking. Often, they will talk long enough to demonstrate the lack of clarity and the weakness in their thinking. You can win the argument by letting them talk.

A popular song from 1960 says it well. Listen to Joe Jones sing “You Talk Too Much.”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OGC4JnXzn1o

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During his forty-year professional career, Bill Ramsey wrote magazine articles and business newsletters. Now retired in the mountains of western North Carolina, he writes a blog and has published four books. Bill's 2015 collection of concise, real-life essays is titled "What Do YOU Think?" He has also written "Me Now - Who Next? (The Inspiring Story of a Traumatic Brain Injury Recovery)" and "Now That I Think About It. Bill's books and are available from Amazon.com and on all e-readers. See www.authorbillramsey.com. Follow Bill on Facebook at www.facebook.com/billramseyauthor/
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2 Responses to Everyone Keeps Talking

  1. allenrizzi says:

    Well said and yes, as a geezer, I remember the song very well.

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    • Allen, Songs often point out pervasive things in our society. Yet listeners can people can sing those songs and not see that they apply to them. The older I get the more I try to be concise or run the risk of having nothing I say be heard by anyone.

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