What Do You Expect to Happen Next?
Make it a habit to ask yourself: What do you expect to happen next?
It will give your communication intention and move things forward.
Some possibilities are:
- You need information or a decision. So you ask a specific question.
- You want someone to do something. You create a task.
- You want to provide information. You answer a given question and possibly close this conversation.
It’s important to have an idea of what you want or expext to happen next. Better yet, check whether what you expect or want to happen is the only (a distinct) possibility?