Tom Hanks has a Method for Being a Better Listener. Are We Surprised?

Hollywood’s nicest guy has an acronym for that.

Shaunta Grimes
4 min readNov 20, 2019

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“There is a thing that I do: W-A-I-T. It stands for ‘Why Am I Talking?’ . . . I wrote that down in a notebook that I keep to remind myself that listening, for me anyway, is a disciplinary art. I have to force myself to listen because I love the sound of my own voice…

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Shaunta Grimes

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