Know When to Speak and When to Remain Silent

Reblogger Kathy Streib
Home Stager with Room Service Home Staging

Knowledge is power and you can gain that knowledge by keeping your mouth shut and listening. 

Original content by Lou Ludwig

Motivational Power Quote


Know When to Speak and When to Remain Silent

“The great thing is to know when to speak and when to keep quiet.”

Seneca the Younger 4 BC – AD 65, Roman Stoic Philosopher,

Statesman, Dramatist, Humorist


As I see it . . . . . . .

Know when to speak and when to remain silent


A misplaced word or speaking when you should be listening can result in lost business . . . . or a damage a relationship.


Knowing when to speak and when to remain silent . . . . is a powerful commutation skill.


The most effective business professionals look at communication as a critical resource in the business environment. Their goals is to engage a person in a conversation and to keep it moving forward with open ended questions and in encouraging the person to continue to talk.


The business professional is gathering a great deal of information by asking questions and allowing the other person to speak . . . . while they engage in proactive listing.


Powerful negotiators . . . . understand and use this strategy in creating successful outcome to the negotiating process.


When you know when to speak and when to remain silent . . . . you will effective control the communication and be in control the flow of information.    


©2013 Lou Ludwig, Sales and Management Consultant, Success Coach, Speaker, Trainer and Author


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Joseph Domino 480-390-6011
HomeSmart - Scottsdale, AZ
Real Estate Made Easy

Ow, my tongue is bleeding.

May 16, 2018 04:15 PM #1
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

As always Kathy, Lou was so good at getting his views across to all of os here in the rain.


May 16, 2018 04:47 PM #2
William Feela
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

Sometimes when the client stops talking it is better  not to jump in right away

May 16, 2018 05:57 PM #3
Debe Maxwell, CRS | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods

Another great post by Lou - a wonderful reminder to listen, listen, listen!

As our grandmothers taught us, we have one mouth and two ears for a reason! I'd venture to say that listening for me is 75% to 25% speaking...I truly LOVE listening! Listening IS learning and more people need to practice more. Maybe not 75/25 but, at LEAST 50/50! LOL

May 16, 2018 07:00 PM #4
Elizabeth Weintraub Sacramento Real Estate Agent, Top 1% of Lyon Agents
Lyon Real Estate - Sacramento, CA
Put 40 years of experience to work for you

Hello Kathy, Well, you know me, I'm always listening because I'm always asking questions. Often the hard questions that other agents won't ask but wish they could. I ask questions that don't require a yes or no answer. From that, I build my presentations. You can't sell if you don't listen.

May 16, 2018 07:07 PM #5
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Oh I miss our friend LOU and what a wise post....there are too many talkers and too few listeners, Endre

May 16, 2018 10:06 PM #6
Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

Thank you for reblogging the post. I love the post and the quote 

May 17, 2018 03:43 AM #7
Myrl Jeffcoat
GreatWest Realty - Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent

"Knowing when to speak and when to remain silent . . . . is a powerful commutation skill." 

Very important to understand, Kathy!

May 17, 2018 08:24 AM #8
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