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What Are Active Listening Skills

Active listening is a communication technique that involves fully concentrating on, understanding, and responding to the speaker. This technique requires the listener to engage in verbal and nonverbal actions that show the speaker they are being heard and understood.

Examples of active listening skills include making eye contact, nodding, asking follow-up questions, and providing verbal cues such as "mm-hmm" or "I see." The goal of active listening is to improve understanding and build strong relationships.

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Why Is Active Listening So Important?

Active listening is beneficial for creating a positive work environment, reducing conflict and misunderstandings, and improving teamwork and collaboration. Additionally, active listening can help with personal growth and self-awareness, by helping one understand how they are perceived and by giving them the opportunity to reflect on their own thoughts and behaviors.

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Tip on Active Listening Skills

  • pay attention to the speaker
  • repeat what you hear
  • use open-ended and probing questions
  • be patient
  • empathize with the speaker

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Personal Attitude

Active listening is a skill that can take time and practice to develop, but it's worth the effort in the long run as it can help to improve your relationships and communication skills.

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CURATOR'S NOTE

Active listening is important because it helps to build strong, positive relationships by fostering understanding, trust, and respect between the listener and the speaker.

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