6 Ways To Be a Better Listener,No 2 will shock you!
To achieve more in life,we have to learn from those with experience.
learning is not an easy process but you don’t have to worry cause this 6 tips will guide you.
Do not Interrupt the Speaker
Interrupting is a sign of disrespect. “what I have to say is much more important than what you’re saying.” When you interrupt the speaker, they feel frustrated, hurried, and unimportant.
Interrupting a speaker to agree, disagree, argue, etc., causes the speaker to lose track of what they are saying.
It’s extremely frustrating.
Whatever you have to say waits until the other person is done.
Use Positive Body Language
A good listener’s body language is open.
They lean forward and express curiosity in what is being said.
Their facial expression is either smiling, showing concern, conveying empathy, etc.
They’re letting the speaker know that they’re being heard.
When you’re conversing with someone, it’s usually back and forth.
On occasion, all that is required of you is to listen, smile, or nod your head, and your speaker will feel like they’re really being heard and understood.
Remember and Follow Up
Part of being a great listener is remembering what the speaker has said to you, then following up with them.
“People who ask questions, particularly follow-up questions, may become better managers, land better jobs, and even win second dates
Keep Confidential Information Confidential
If you really want to be a better listener, listen with care.
If what you’re hearing is confidential, keep it that way, no matter how tempting it might be to tell someone else
Being a good listener means being trustworthy and sensitive with shared information.
A good listener is attentive.
They’re not looking at their watch, phone,
or thinking about their dinner plans.
They’re focused and paying attention to what the other person is saying.
This is called active listening.