Current favorite font is CATIA symbols.
Instead off listening, look more.
Look at the other peoples body language. Look at the tone on their voice. Look at what they are doing to get a better feel off what they are, or what their point of view is.
Just get out there. Force itself to go up even when you have no ideas, and act on whatever comes to mind first.
At the same time, come out with a point of view. Don’t come out neutral.
“The truth is that our finest moments are most likely to occur when we are feeling deeply uncomfortable, unhappy, or unfulfilled. For it is only in such moments, propelled by our discomfort, that we are likely to step out of our ruts and start searching for different ways or truer answers.” LINK.
Don’t drop it. Whatever you come into a scene with, stick with it. Don’t change your mind.
Decide how you feel about the other person before the scene begins.
You can disagree, but go along with the scene.
If this, then what else. When something weird is said/done, what else could be weird. Be attntive for those ‘if this then what else’ moments.
Game of the scene – define it.