Effective Listening Skills

Effective Listening Skills

Effective Listening Skills


Listening as an intellectual activity.

  • Your mind,
  • Your eyes, and
  • Your memory,

REASONS FOR LISTENING

Here are some of the major reasons why we listen:

  • To enjoy,
  • To become informed,
  • To understand,
  • To express sympathy, and
  • To evaluate.

“It is the province of knowledge to speak and it is the privilege of wisdom to listen.”  Oliver Wendell Holmes

Poor listening habits include:

  • Interruptions,
  • Prejudice, and
  • Daydreaming or lack of focus,

Good listening habits include:

  • Patience,
  • Concentration,
  • Open-mindedness, and
  • Professional behavior.

ACTIVITIES ON LISTENING SKILLS

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