In today’s post, we discuss some tips on how to be a better listener. Whether in a live or virtual setting, these tips will help you better absorb and process information presented to you.
Cynthia Kay’s tips for how to become a better listener:
- Dial in on the speaker and tune everything else out.
Be physically still
- Movement causes us to lose focus, so remain still.
Avoid the urge to “jump in”
- Let the speaker finish and take a breath before you offer your thoughts
Be aware of your perceptions
- Really hear what the speaker is saying instead of hearing what you want to hear. It makes a difference.