Listening

By: Aaron Jones

Proactive listening

  • Concentrating vs hearing
  • Eliminate distractions
  • Concentrate on what is being said not the ability of the speaker

Repeat Message back to determine understanding

  • Successful communication is when listener receives the same message as speaker intended.
  • Rephrase the statement to confirm speakers intention.

Sharing the role of speaking and listening

  • Focus on the message and not the message you are going to deliver.
  • Do not ignore the speaker.

Note taking

  • For important information you will need to know in the future
  • Focus on key terms
  • Do not try to write every word
Identify areas of confusion

  • Write down concerns or questions
  • Do not interrupt
  • Ask at appropriate times