LISTEN WELL

6 WAYS TO BE A BETTER LISTENER

  1. LEARN – Listen with the purpose to learn, not be quick to tell what you know.
  2. INTENTIONAL – this begins with asking with intent to learn, not tell what you know. Eye contact, smiles, and body position are keys to being an active, intentional listener.
  3. SILENCE – train to be comfortable with silence. This is a good time to enjoy the moment. Let others speak first.
  4. TALK LESS than you listen unless you have something important to say. 
  5. ENCOURAGEMENT is oxygen to the mind and love to the heart. Praise improves hearing.
  6. NO NEGATIVES – speak about others as if they were in the conversation. Speak gratitude.

When people talk about people they love, admire, and respect, listening is nearly always a character quality that sets these people apart.

You now have 6 listening skills to master. The benefit will be the people who will value you at a deep level.

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