Listen, Listen by Kate Wilhelm download in iPad, ePub, pdf
Put aside distracting thoughts. It may help to practice Mindful Listening if you find that you lose focus regularly.
Pay Attention Give the speaker your undivided attention, and acknowledge the message. To enhance your listening skills, you need to let the other person know that you are listening to what she is saying. Avoid being distracted by environmental factors. Understanding your own personal style of communicating will go a long way toward helping you to create good and lasting impressions with others.
Ask questions to clarify certain points. Allow the speaker to finish each point before asking questions. Look at the speaker directly.
It feels like talking to a brick wall and it's something you want to avoid. Try to respond to the speaker in a way that will encourage him to continue speaking, so that you can get the information that you need. Contact the vendor for additional information. Nor can you allow yourself to get bored, and lose focus on what the other person is saying. You add nothing by attacking the speaker or otherwise putting her down.
If you find yourself responding emotionally to what someone said, say so. Don't interrupt with counter arguments. Risks are inherent in the use of the Internet. As a listener, your role is to understand what is being said.
Reflect on what has been said by paraphrasing. In order to do this you must pay attention to the other person very carefully.
Defer Judgment Interrupting is a waste of time. Provide Feedback Our personal filters, assumptions, judgments, and beliefs can distort what we hear. Get help if you don't see Live Listen Make sure that your hearing aid is connected to your device. Be aware that active listening can give others the impression that you agree with them even if you don't. You wonder if your message is getting across, or if it's even worthwhile continuing to speak.
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