Listening as a Communications' Skill: Listen during conversations. Learn listening skills & listening habits. A good conversationalist listens more than he talks. Beneficial listening. When you listen attentively, your listening skills produce meaningful communications.
Listening as a
Are you REALLY Listening?
Most of us do not realize the importance of listening as a communicative tool. Yet studies have shown that we actually spend 50% more time listening than we do talking. We often take listening for granted, never realizing that it is a skill that can be learned.
Watch someone who listens attentively. He/she makes eye contact and focuses on the other person while he/she listens. He/she listens with his eyes as well as his ears. While listening, he nods or makes attentive noises from time-to-time. This is both a skilled listener and an attentive listener.
The person he/she is listening to feels a sense of communication. Everyone wins with beneficial listening.
After your next conversation, test your ability to benefit from listening to that conversation. Analyze and ask yourself:
The ability to listen is a skill that can be improved with use. This skill can and will improve all your relationships with friends, mates, partners, children, and co-workers, even your boss!
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