“Well, everybody’s got a story, okay? And all they want is for somebody to listen to it. People are basically good. lf you care about them, they’ll want to be your friend. All you got to do is look at people when you’re talking to someone. That’s it. Look them in the eye. Focus. Hear their story. Hear what they’ve got to say. You do that, buddy, and you can do no wrong.” -Dan Aykroyd, Loser (2000)
Not the greatest film ever made, but this is a CHOICE quote. It really does make a difference in how you are perceived by people. There are times when you are the BEST conversationalist, not when you are speaking, but when you are listening to someone else. You will be amazed at the things you will learn about people when you are simply quiet and let them speak.