Listening is a highly valuable skill that allows you to connect with someone immediately. People love to talk about themselves, and they love talk to someone who truly listens to what they’re saying. Listening allows you to ask questions to further the conversation, which helps you to really connect. Most people just think about what they want to say next. They listen to respond, rather than listen to what is actually being said. They just listen until they get a break to talk about what they want to say.
Are you a good listener? Or do you think you might talk too much?
Here’s a great rule of thumb: if you’re talking for more than 60 seconds and the other person hasn’t said anything, you’re talking too much.
Listening is a skill that needs to be practiced. Here are some things you can do to get better at it:
The more you do these things the easier it becomes.
As you build your listening skills, you will also find that you are building much more. You will gain respect, trust, and companionship, all because you are a great listener.
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