Communication Skills – Listening

Listening is an essential skill whereby you make a conscious effort to hear and understand what people are saying.

Four ideas to increase success with listening include:

  1. Tune in with more that your ears.  Listen with your eyes and your heart as well.
  2. Take notes.  A short pencil is better than a long memory.
  3. Keep an open mind.  Keep listening even if you don’t agree… there may be more commonality than you initially realize.  Be aware of your biases and prejudices.
  4.  Be prepared to paraphrase to demonstrate your understanding; this practice will actually increase your listening ability.

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