People don’t respond to what you say or do; people respond to how you make them FEEL. And one of the best ways to make someone FEEL CONNECTED with you is to make them feel understood and listened to. -Ed Mylett
Being a good listener can help you in every aspect of your life -- with friends and family to colleagues and clients at work. For a number of reasons, though, listening has become a lost art, and chances are, you’ve been on both sides of distracted listening…checking your phone or email…multitasking…thinking about the next thing on your to-do list…interrupting with your own thoughts or thinking about your response while someone else is talking…and the list goes on.
The reality is that being a good listener, although overlooked, is SO important to influencing and connecting with others, and it’s an absolute necessity to build in every area of your life. After all, you have two eyes, two ears and one mouth for a reason. Here are 17 steps to up your listening game, a key to unlocking both your personal potential and the potential of your relationships.
Practice your listening skills. People will like you more. You will learn more. And it takes pressure off you.
I am learning to be a better listener and I guess you want to as well. Lets make this a discipline together, improve our work place communication and improve our relationships with client, family and loved ones.
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