Why should we stop talking when the other person nods his head affirmatively but says nothing? Because we are not sure if the person has understood what said. He may have agreed to what we said but what good that would be if he has not understood. People may agree with you for variety of reasons- to please you, to get rid of you, to compromise with you etc. But, they understand only if they are tuned into. Many times we are such bores that people will tune out as soon as we start rambling. With such a reputation, it is better if we stop periodically to make sure that the other person has understood what we are saying.
One way to confirm understanding is to make them repeat what we have just said. Other way is to put some questions and see how well they answer. Whatever, do not waste your breath. If you are going to talk, it is worth doing it well. It is like anything else. If it is worth doing, it is worth doing well.
"Tell them what you are going to tell. Tell them. Tell them what you have just told."
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