One of my worst habits is interrupting. I get so excited that I want to jump in at the expense of thoroughly soaking in the opinions of others.
I stumbled across the next tip by accident. My phone went on mute during a conversation with a friend adviser. I kept wondering why he wasn't stopping talking when I would start. Then saw my phone.
The conversation ended up being more in-depth and impactful because I was silent (even if by accident).
So now, in meaningful calls, I default to muting. Having to jump through that extra hoop makes me think twice about speaking. Don't we all need to do a bit more thinking before speaking?