How do you vary your speed of talk? Who are the people you know who like high-energy talk? Who are those who don’t? Who would appreciate a quieter, more methodical style from you and would it convince them better?

Here are some tips that you could try:

  • Fast movers are generally more high energy and extrovert so use your high-energy talk.
  • Know any brusque impatient types? Swallow your tendency for detail with them.
  • High-energy people? Keep positive to match their creative energy.
  • Do they know it all, and unbelievably fast? Ask them how they’ll use it. Keep the detail to yourself or they’ll switch off.

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