Monday, April 1, 2013

The Art of Effective Listening

Knowledge Speaks, but Wisdom Listens

Simple Definition Of Listening;

Generally we Assume that the listening is automatic process like breathing. But the effective listening is a skill. 

How to listen Effectively:

Listen to learn
Face the speaker and maintain eye contact
Try to picture speaker's words
Keep an open mind
Do not interrupt

Barriers to Effective Listening:

We know what we are going to hear
We are seeking conformation not information
Interruption

Merits of Effective listening:

82 percent of people prefer to talk with great listener not great speaker.
Being a good listener we can build good relationship with friends and people.
It helps us to get valuable information

A bore is a person who talks when you wish him to listen.

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