Are you frustrated with having to repeat yourself constantly?

Do your employees seem to be not listening to you?

If so, try this practical technique for ensuring that what you’re saying is heard.

This technique is also helpful for getting others to stop repeating themselves.

Intentional paraphrasing

— Repeat back

— Did I get it?

— Is there more?

— What makes sense about what you’re saying is…

You can ask your employees to repeat back to you what they heard you say. This will let you know, for sure, what they heard.

You can repeat back what you heard your employees say. This will make sure that you’re actually picking up on what they’re trying to communicate. Removes the potential for errors in communication.

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Here’s to your greatness,

Misti Burmeister

Misti Burmeister has been facilitating communication that results in trust and connection for nearly 20 years, increasing engagement and productivity across generations. Make sure your communication is coming across the way you intend, visit