2014.07.17【英译中】How to speak so that people want to listen

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发表于:2014-07-18 01:10 [只看楼主] [划词开启]

The human voice: It's the instrument we all play. It's the most powerful sound in the world, probably. It's the only one that can start a war or say "I love you." And yet many people have the experience that when they speak, people don't listen to them. And why is that? How can we speak powerfully to make change in the world?

人类的声音具有这样奇妙的特性:它是我们一直使用的工具。它可能是世界上最有力的声音。它是唯一一种既能发动战争又能说出“我爱你”的东西。但是仍然有许多人还在经历着这样的事——当他们说话的时候,没有人会听。

What I'd like to suggest, there are a number of habits that we need to move away from. I've assembled for your pleasure here seven deadly sins of speaking. I'm not pretending this is an exhaustive list, but these seven, I think, are pretty large habits that we can all fall into.

我想要建议的是,有一些习惯是我们需要摆脱的。在这里我很乐意为诸位总结一下说话的七宗罪。我并不准备在这里列出详尽的条条款款,但是在我看来,这七种是大家最容易犯的错误。

First, gossip, speaking ill of somebody who's not present. Not a nice habit, and we know perfectly well the person gossiping five minutes later will be gossiping about us.

第一项,八卦,说不在场的人的坏话。这不是一个好习惯,我们也很清楚现在在八卦别人的人很可能在五分钟之后就被别人八卦。

Second, judging. We know people who are like this in conversation, and it's very hard to listen to somebody if you know that you're being judged and found wanting at the same time.

第二项,评判。我们知道在谈话中这样的人是什么样的,并且当你知道你正在被别人评判且在同时被发现缺点时,继续听下去有多困难。

Third, negativity. You can fall into this. My mother, in the last years of her life, became very, very negative, and it's hard to listen. I remember one day, I said to her, "It's October 1 today," and she said, "I know, isn't it dreadful?" It's hard to listen when somebody's that negative.

第三项,消极。你可能会陷入这一误区。我的母亲在她生命的最后几年里变得十分的消极,她的话让人很难听下去。我记得有一天我对她说:“今天是十月一号”,结果她说:“我知道,这不糟糕么?”。听消极的人说话是很困难的。

And another form of negativity, complaining. Well, this is the national art of the U.K. It's our national sport. We complain about the weather, about sport, about politics, about everything, but actually complaining is viral misery. It's not spreading sunshine and lightness in the world.

另一种消极的形式是抱怨。好吧,这是英国的国家艺术。这是我们的国民运动。我们抱怨天气,抱怨赛事,抱怨政治,抱怨一切,但实际上抱怨是非常可悲的。它不能传播阳光与轻松。

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