A couple of people have let me know in a loving way that I sometimes talk to people while backing up, walking away from them.
That’s really bad.
It conveys all the wrong messages: I’m too busy, I’m doing something else, I’d rather be somewhere else, I don’t have time.
So I’ve been thinking about the balls of my feet . . . as in leaning forward on my feet while engaged in conversation. It’s awfully hard to back up and lean forward at the same time.
Maybe then I’ll convey some right messages: I’ve got time, This matters, I’m glad to be right here.