There are certain ways we all can be better listeners. That’s what we want to work on this month. Listening is more than just not talking, making facial expressions or being able to repeat something that was said. Here are a couple ways in which you can be a better listener.
- The best listeners ask good questions and encourage those speaking to provide them with as much information as possible.
- The best listeners aren’t competitive and want each conversation to be cooperative and supportive.
- The best listeners can build the self-esteem of the person talking by giving them confidence and a chance to be open about what they are feeling or thinking.
- The best listeners understand the importance of making suggestions.