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Master the Art of Listening

Get tips on how to master the art of listening in this issue of my Monthly Item of Value.

Have you ever noticed how the strongest communicators are also the best listeners? To effectively communicate with somebody, you must be able to hear them out and meet them where they are. If you aren’t actively listening, you could be missing a big part of that person’s experience.

Avoid distractions like looking at your cell phone. Don’t get preoccupied and stay in the present. Don’t just focus on the facts, but consider the speaker’s point of view. What the speaker and look at the body language that goes along with the spoken words.

Take a moment to absorb what the person said before you respond with your comments.

Work on your EQ, emotional intelligence. Be more empathetic. Think about resolving conflict rather than adding to it.

The tips below offer a few strategies for active listening that will level up your communication in any situation. Try them out next time you find yourself in a serious conversation with a friend or colleague, and check out how it shifts the dynamic.

Master the art of listening

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