The Sincerest Form of Flattery by Ed Pecinka

It has been said that Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery.
We have all seen things that have impressed us to make them part of our daily lives.


A mentor once told me that in his mind, LISTENING was the sincerest for of flattery. Customers, friends, your family all are looking for that “special someone” who will take the time to really listen.  I found it ironic that one of feature courses that is part of the Certified Professional Manufacturers Representative program, that we have sent our people to teaches you listening skills.

In today’s fast pace world, where it is difficult to have a conversation without someone checking their phone for the next email, text, tweet or Facebook posting, communicating and “truly listening” is becoming a lost art.

The information you get from a real conversation is priceless. Listening to the tone of someone’s voice you can tell if they are joking, being sarcastic, truly desperate, all things that you can’t tell in an email or text.

So the next time you are planning to text or email someone some delicate information, “flatter them”, pick up the phone and have a real conversation.

I think you will be surprised at the result.


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