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Tips For Effective Listening

Posted on November 5, 2021 by Grady Lagerstrom

All to often we have been far more thinking about talking than we have been listening. Yet it really is so vital if we have been to communicate effectively. Most break downs in relationships are caused because people talk at one another without really making contact. Unless someone hears what has been said like the subtext what have little value.

When we have been actively paid attention to we feel valued and so are far more more likely to take part in negotiation and compromise.

Listening is approximately a lot more than words. Watching facial expression and body gestures is usually a a lot more accurate barometer compared to the words which are used.

Nice things being said where in fact the smile doesn't reach the eyes can be an obvious example.

To be a highly effective listener it is essential that you listen actively.

Tips to learning to be a far better listener

  • Make eye contact.
  • Read your body language of the talker. Are they relaxed, anxious, angry? Extremes are an easy task to recognise but usually the message is a lot more subtle
  • Mirror the talker's body language- subtly, a gentle dance rather than caricature.
  • Show you are listening, nod, make appropriate responses
  • Ask relevant questions, keep these things clarify if you're not yet determined about their meaning
  • Summarise: just what exactly you're saying is..........
  • Use open ended questions, the who, what, where, when,
  • Be careful of the tone of one's voice once you respond or ask questions. It really is all to an easy task to run into as judgemental or being an interrogator from the Spanish Inquisition
  • Use empathy. Acknowledge difficulties, but take care not to belong to the trap of entering anecdotes from your own experience.
  • Take a genuine interest, in case you are simply going right through the motions having less sincerity will undoubtedly be obvious to others. Leave your ego behind, focus on your partner. It'll pay enormous dividends.
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