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What is listening?

Listening does not mean hearing just to respond. It is hearing to understand.

Listening is not to judge/analyse what the other person is saying, it means to fully concentrate on what is being said. It is about using empathy & compassion & understanding the complete message, including the underlying emotional message conveyed.

Active listening is a technique to develop our ability to listen and make an effort to truly understand what the other person is trying to say.

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How to be a good listener?

Listen for curiosity & not for the sake of listening.

When listening to someone, try to have your full focus on them & their story rather than getting distracted or reflecting on your past experience or thinking of an answer or comeback.

Ask questions and take into consideration the w...

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What am I doing wrong?/ Things not to do

Poor listening skills create walls in Communication & make things difficult and build more chance for mishappenings and accidents, especially due to miscommunication or incorrect assumptions/conclusions.

Listen to actually understand what they’re saying.

Don’t try to finish their sent...

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Why is listening important?

Being a good listener makes you an even better communicator.

Listening is not only a learning opportunity for you, but it is also one of the fastest and easiest way of making friends & building your network. As human beings we are social creatures & by actively li...

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THE ART OF LISTENING

THE ART OF LISTENING

Listening is perhaps the most important and the most difficult part of having a healthy conversation. The main reason why most people struggle with being good listeners is because of their ego and impatience.

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Active Listening

Means to fully concentrate on what is being said rather than passively absorbing it

It's not just remembering the content of what was said, but using empathy and seeking to understand the complete message, including the emotional tones conveyed. It builds rapport, understand...

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Listening is not hearing to respond. It’s hearing to understand. Effective listening helps you understand the other’s perspective and underlying feelings. It helps you hear what’s not said.

The ideal balance is to listen 60 percent and speak 40 percent of the time.

Active Listening

Active Listening

Is to not judge or analyze what the person is saying at first. Just focusing on listening and trying to understand their perspective.

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