Are You Really Listening?
Tips to help you become a better listener
Here are several strategies that will help sharpen your listening skills.

Stay Focused. Oftentimes, people are too busy thinking about what they will say next or how the conversation will affect them that they fail to hear what’s actually being said and the meaning is lost. To combat this, practice reflective listening—a strategy of paraphrasing the speaker's words to ensure you’ve interpreted the message correctly.

Put Your Phone Down. You might think quick glances at your phone are harmless, but this is a rude and unnecessary distraction when someone is counting on you to be fully invested in a conversation. Instead of staring at your phone, engage the speaker with eye contact for a more enjoyable and respectful experience.

Ask Questions. People want to know that you care about what they’re saying. By asking appropriate questions, you can verify what you’ve heard, gain additional information, and add understanding to the speaker’s words.



 
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