One of the best ways to become a better listener is to realize what it feels like when you're not being listened to well. Here's what to do when you find yourself in that situation—so you can be mindful not to repeat it for others.
- One of the best ways to become a better listener…is to realize what it feels like…when you're not being listened to well.…Here's what to do when you find yourself…in that situation so you can be mindful…not to repeat it for others.…First, take a moment to notice how it makes you feel.…Probably not great, right?…You're likely wondering why is this person not listening?…Does he think I'm boring?…Does he just not respect me so he feels like…he doesn't need to bother?…Nothing that goes through your head…at this point is positive.…
Just note that and realize that's how other people feel…when I do that to them.…Sometimes experiencing it ourselves…can help us become more empathetic so we don't do it again.…Next, you can try a gambit to get their attention back.…Here's a surprising one that I use frequently.…I do a lot of professional speaking…and job number one is keeping the attention of the crowd.…What I've noticed is that for many people,…if you sense the crowd, or in your case,…the person in front of you, isn't listening,…
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- Describe common challenges to listening.
- Identify signs of poor listening.
- List effective strategies to recapture attention.
- Adopt the mindset of listening.
- Outline the structure of meaningful listening.
- Describe how to keep yourself from interrupting.
- Explain how to let someone know you've heard them.