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How To Improve Your Active Listening Skills

  1. Minimize external distractions
  2. Face the speaker
  3. Maintain eye contact
  4. Focus on the speaker
  5. Be open-minded
  6. Be sincerely interested
  7. Have sympathy, feel empathy
  8. Assess the emotion, not just the words
  9. Respond appropriately
  10. Minimize internal distractions
  11. Avoid "me" stories
  12. Don't be afraid of silence
  13. Take notes
  14. Practice emotional intelligence
  15. Check your understanding


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Understanding more about the common barriers to active listening – and how to best overcome these – are the biggest lessons you'll learn from this book.

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