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Ways to Improve Hearing and Listening

Communication is a talent that we can learn. It’s like riding a bicycle or typing. If you’re willing to work at it you can quickly develop the quality of this extraordinarily part of your life.

Communication is a talent that we can learn. It’s like riding a bicycle or typing. If you’re willing to work at it you can quickly develop the quality of this extraordinarily part of your life. 

 

Ineffective listening can result in following ways:

  • lost customers
  • billions of dollars of increased costs and lost profits
  • increased employee turnover
  • misunderstandings

                  

  • mistakes
  • lower employee productivity and morale
  • missed sales

Ineffective listening is also recognized to be one of the main contributors to disconnect and to the failure of a parent and child to frankly communicate and people analysis poor listeners as self-centered, preoccupied, disinterested and social boors.

Listening is very important part of our life. Our success or failure is directly connects to our listening skills. Everybody wants to become good listener. There are some following steps that will help you to achieve good listening skills:

Hard Work

Listening is further than presently keeping silent. An energetic listener registers improved a higher pulse rate, blood pressure, and more perspiration. It means focused on the other person rather than on ourselves.

Information Overload

In today’s culture there is massive struggle for our consideration from advertisements, movies, reading material, radio, TV, and more. With all these inward stimuli, we have erudite to screen out that information that we believe unrelated. Sometimes we also screen out equipment that is essential to us.

Rush to Action

We consider we identify what the individual is going to speak, so we skip in and interrupt, rather than captivating the necessary time to listen and hear the individual out.

Speed Difference

There is a substantial distinction between communication speed and thinking speed. The normal person listen to 400 to 500 words a minute and speaks at about 135 to 175 words a minute.

Lack of Training

We do additional listening than reading, speaking, or writing, so far we accept approximately no recognized tutoring in listening. Remarkably, the normal scholar gets a lesser amount of one half year of listening teaching through her first 12 years of education.

Some Do’s in Active listening are:

  1. Give genuine compliments and real praise when appropriate.
  2. Keep your positive energy up.
  3. Ask better questions
  4. Show interest in and be curious about those you talk with.
  5. Balance the talking and listening. Take turns.

Advantages of Proper Listening are:

  1. Improves the environment at work, at home, and in sales. 
  2. Reduces relationship tensions and hostilities.
  3. Saves rime by reducing mistakes and misunderstandings.  
  4. Reduces employee turnover.
  5. Leads to early problem solving.
  6. Increases sales and profits.

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  1. chitragopi

    On September 30, 2009 at 8:01 am


    yes, listening skills are very important in all ftelds. Excellent article.

  2. emmy19

    On September 30, 2009 at 8:04 am


    Very Informative work

    Thanks for sharing

  3. martie

    On September 30, 2009 at 8:39 am


    Good article. I learned most of this in speech 101

  4. giftarist

    On September 30, 2009 at 9:06 am


    Thanks for sharing such informative article!

  5. Christine Ramsay

    On September 30, 2009 at 9:22 am


    A valuable and well written article. We all need to listen better.

    Christine

  6. IamKRAZY

    On September 30, 2009 at 2:30 pm


    Nice one to share… helps a lot.
    Keep it up! =)

  7. royee100

    On September 30, 2009 at 6:27 pm


    very helpful thanks

  8. Momof4

    On October 1, 2009 at 12:11 am


    A very intresting article with lots of great information. Thanks for sharing. Well done.

    Naomi

  9. Morrris

    On October 1, 2009 at 9:12 am


    Great Article

    Useful Tips

    Thanks

  10. Emmie

    On October 1, 2009 at 9:16 am


    Informative Stuff

    Well Done

  11. Katie

    On October 2, 2009 at 12:48 am


    Great Work

    Well Done

    Best Regards

  12. Mike

    On October 2, 2009 at 7:40 am


    excellent article

  13. Amanda

    On October 2, 2009 at 7:49 am


    Good Stuff

    Well Written

  14. lillyrose

    On October 3, 2009 at 10:04 am


    Nicely put. I wish one of my friends would learn to listen, she cuts in all the time then just talks as if she is talking to herself and I do comment everyday on other peoples work, sorry if it seems I don’t.

  15. Ron Spangler

    On October 3, 2009 at 1:12 pm


    Sound advice
    The more we listen the more we learn.

  16. Yalonda

    On October 3, 2009 at 8:03 pm


    This is a good article. Gave me something to really think about! I think I need to show this to a friend of mine! Keep up the good work!

  17. writing4angels

    On October 5, 2009 at 9:56 am


    good very good.

  18. fishfry aka Elizabeth Figueroa

    On October 5, 2009 at 3:31 pm


    Awesome article, very informative.Most people just nod, sometimes you can actually tell whether or not they are truly listening. Just stick something into the conversation that is a little off the matter without missing a beat and see what happens.
    Again Awesome

  19. Michal Dorcak

    On October 6, 2009 at 12:44 pm


    Usefull article. Thanks for sharing it with us.

  20. LoveDoctor

    On October 6, 2009 at 9:45 pm


    This is a great article. Many people don’t listen and this is a strong barrier in any type of effective communication. You can usually tell when you are on the phone with someone and they are pretending to hear you. All they care is to get their turn to speak. I have a few friends like that. And then you know that they weren’t listening when they ask you something that you already told them a week or so ago. It’s also annoying when you are speaking and somebody cuts you off and just starts talking. You have provided some useful tips on how to break this habit. show interest, be curious and ask questions. good work

  21. Kadhar

    On April 10, 2011 at 3:47 pm


    I have poor listening power.Give me guideline for improve my listening power.

    e-mail: Kadharzha@gmail.com

  22. kumaran

    On December 17, 2011 at 6:47 am


    I have poor listening power.Give me guideline for improve my listening power. pls help me out

    e- mail: kumaran_mudaliar@yahoo.com

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