Being a good listener
Why listening is so crucial
- Running ‘tapes’ in your own head
- I hear what you say
- We think much faster than we can speak
Of all the aspects of communication, listening is the most important. Now that might not sound like good news – most of us prefer talking to listening, after all. Comments like ‘she’s a good listener’ are often made about people who don’t have much to say for themselves. Stop and think about it though.
Think about somebody you know who isn’t a good listener. Who, in fact, never seems to listen to anything you say. Frustrating, isn’t it? And how does it make you feel about that person? Chances ...