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Lisa Witter

Lisa Witter is the chief operating officer of Fenton Communications, the largest public interest communications firm in the country. She heads the firm's practice in women's issues and global affairs[…]

Lisa Witter advises men to listen with their full selves.

Question: What should every man know about women?

Lisa Witter: I’m not sure it’s how much what I wish men knew about women that they don’t, I think men can do a better job of really listening to women. I think a lot of times, you know, there’s an old Chinese saying called “Ting” and it means to listen with your heart, your ear and your mind and I think sometimes when people listen they don’t listen with their full selves, you know, this is what emotional intelligence is all about and I think women give a lot of, you know, something like 70% of communications is non verbal and that can be completely irrational to some people like “Tell me exactly what you wanna say.” So I think if men would listen with their heads, heart and mind altogether, I think they’d have better relationships with, you know, their partners, their mothers, whoever it is. But I also think that the world would be a much better place.