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What's the best way to get someone to listen to you?

Sat, 13th Oct 2012

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Question

Carol King asked:

If someone isn’t hearing you because they're wrapped up in a task or they're being stubborn, what's the best sound that will bypass this and get their immediate attention?

Answer

Owen -   Well, their name for one.  Usually, that’s one of the most salient signals that you can give someone.  You'd say their name, “Chris” and that pretty much perks you out.  I don’t know.  I suppose you could shout, “Help!  Help!  Fire!” or something, but names are really...

Chris -   That’s cruel. 

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