27 Dec Just Listen
Another facet of listening includes how the listener themselves responds to the speaker. That is, it is important that the listener not interrupt the speaker at any point. Hold questions or suggestions until the end. This ensures a thorough inventory of the entire content of the speaker and prevents the listener from jumping to conclusions or the dynamic between listener and speaker to get confused.
I challenge each and everyone of you to try to implement the listening skills I have listed above and see how well it enhances your communication.
I will leave you with the following quote:
“The most basic of all human needs is the need to understand and be understood. The best way to understand people is to listen to them.”- Ralph Nichols
~ Piper Williamse, LMT