FOLLOW Not knowing what to say
Not knowing what to say when someone confides in you is a daunting feeling. However, we feel that way because we mistakenly think the person reaching out is asking for an explanation.
It is more important just to be there, so the other person doesn't feel alone.
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FOLLOW Active Listening: The Master Key to Effective Communication
Active listening, as the name implies requires effort. It is much more than simply "hearing" what is being said. This article will show you how to improve your listening skills to make you a better conversationalist, and a more empathetic friend, spouse, parent or partner.
Active listening Is a technique for developing our ability to listen, to make a conscious effort to understand what people are really saying.
As a communication technique, it is used in many prof...
Core components of Active Listening Comprehending: To communicate, we must first understand what the other person (or people) are actually saying. Retaining: To respond in an appropriate manner, we must understand and retain what the other person has said. Responding: An active response should show that we understand what the other person has said, have paid attention to their words and also read their non-verbal cues. Improving Active Listening skills Educate yourself on common cognitive biases and shortcuts; Avoid trying to respond immediately. Allow the other person time to finish speaking, then provide a considered response; Minimize conversational narcissism by keeping track of your use of pronouns(I, me); Seek to develop a clear picture of the other person’s logic; FOLLOW Opinion | Is Listening to a Book the Same Thing as Reading It?
Each is best suited to different purposes, and neither is superior. By Mr. Willingham is a psychologist at the University of Virginia. A few years ago, when people heard I was a reading researcher, they might ask about their child's dyslexia or how to get their teenager to read more.
A Case For Audiobooks
Old school printed books and e-books sales remain flat in the last five years, while Audiobook sales have shown an increase.
Such figures show that people are shifting towards audio formats o...
Decoding the Written Word
Audiobooks allow the listeners to get the meaning without the use of their eyes, which books require.
Reading as a skill is 'skipped' while listening to audiobooks, though it is ideal for people with dyslexia, those who cannot 'decode' the written word.
Reading Vs Listening
The reading act, which requires focus, and which makes us stop, think and re-read is somehow only confined to books, as a study proves that retention is higher with books than with podcasts.
The audio format also misses some key visual aspects of fonts paragraphs and headings, that are available in books.
FOLLOW How Self-Reflection Gives You a Happier and More Successful Life
Five years ago, my husband Jake was training for a triathlon. He had just purchased a new road bike and woke up one sunny Saturday morning to take it out for its first spin. As we were lying in bed, he looked at me and said, "I don't have a good feeling about this; I hope something doesn't happen."
What Self-Reflection Is Is the process of thinking back on previous events and interpreting them through your experience.
It’s about taking a step back and reflecting on your life, behavior and beliefs....
The Importance of Self-Reflection It improve self-awareness. It allows you to understand and see things from a different point of view. It allows you to respond, not react. It facilitates a deeper level of learning. It improves confidence. It makes you challenge your assumptions. The Process of Self-Reflection STOP: Take a step back from life or a particular situation. LOOK: Identify and get perspective on what you notice and see. LISTEN: Listen to your inner guide, the innate wisdom that bubbles up when you give it time and space to emerge. ACT: Identify the steps you need to take moving forward to adjust, change or improve. Deepstash is better on the app. Discover new ideas and get inspired daily. GET THE APP SIGN IN