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5 Ways to Get a Man to Listen

September 25, 2009

One of the most common complaints I hear from women is that men don’t listen. Be it at work where their good ideas are ignored or at home when their spouse totally forgets what she told him.

Why can’t men listen? They can, if you follow these five steps.

So the next time you want to talk to your male boss, be heard in a meeting, discuss an issue with your spouse, or connect with your teenage son, remember Renee’s Rules…





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Featured Author: Renee Weisman
Renee Weisman, owner of Winning at Work, charted new territory as one of the first woman engineers, managers, executives and working mothers in the male-dominated semiconductor industry. Over her 40 years in education and industry, she learned to make gender differences work for her — and teaches others how to do the same. She is a frequent speaker at corporations and conferences around the US. She teaches classes tailored to enhance women in their careers and to enable male managers to better understand how to capitalize on the differences between men and women in business. She is the author of Winning in a Man’s World and 5 Ways to Get a Man to Listen.Add her to your Excelle network!


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    RoxanneRavenel

    almost 4 years ago

    56 comments

    I agree with Snowflake that men tend to have far less difficulty listening when the conversation is about a topic of interest to them. However, there were a lot of valid points in this article that made me re-examine the way I communicate with my husband and son. Thank you for sharing these points!

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    Account Removed

    almost 4 years ago

    Well done!

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    Raina

    over 4 years ago

    2 comments

    It is about time someone wrote an article for real women, respecting their intelligence, ability to reason, and experience. This article was not the one.

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    frankie808

    over 4 years ago

    6 comments

    i agree with the article but it also helps when the guy shows he's trying to pay attention . like if my lady were trying to tell me something and i was to into a t.v. show i would just turn the tube off and give her my undivided attention.

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    Account Removed

    over 4 years ago

    I enjoy these articles because they are short and to the point. It's great for people with no patience.

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    Account Removed

    over 4 years ago

    I enjoy these articles because they are informing and to the point. I don't like to read novels when I want a question answered. I think these articles are perfect for people with no patience.

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    Snowflake

    over 4 years ago

    2 comments

    Man just hear you when you on a topic that interested to him at the moment. It is like they got selective listening skills. Interesting point about the hearing problem. I never thought of, but it might be one of the reasons they don't pay attention to you talking before they hear their own name. The key is to bring their attention first. Thank you .

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    CEO

    over 4 years ago

    2 comments

    I can really relate to the "think in bullets". Good advise all around!!

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    hollydif

    over 4 years ago

    8 comments

    some men this may work, my ex ...nope...sorry charlie

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    hollydif

    over 4 years ago

    8 comments

    some men this may work my ex. nope! tried everything

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    Coder925

    almost 5 years ago

    2 comments

    Good, common sense recommendations!

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    MKG

    almost 5 years ago

    12 comments

    Excellent points. Thank you!

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    reneelkw

    almost 5 years ago

    68 comments

    If you could be more specific, maybe I could help.

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    GGoldfingle

    almost 5 years ago

    22 comments

    How come I talk real loud and they STILL don't hear me? LOL.

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