Listening Skills

How to be a great listener!

Stop talking

A good listening skill is to not speak when someone is speaking to you.


  • You can't listen if you are talking
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Active Listening

Practice active listening by focusing on what the other person is saying.


  • Concentrate on what is being said
  • Eliminate distractions
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Repeat message

Repeat the message back to make sure the message was received properly.

  • This helps avoids miscommunication

Sharing Roles

Share the role of listener and speaker.

  • Take turns speaking

Note Taking

Taking notes helps you remember things better.

  • Don't write down everything that is said
  • Summarize

Confusion

Write down what you are confused about.

  • Never interrupt someone who is speaking.

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Barriers

Avoid anything that will come in between the people talking.

  • Don't use your phone while talking to someone
  • Keep your focus on the person