How can you become a better listener?
Now that you know what to look for, you can start to hone your skills in order to become a better listener. Remember that it is not just about remembering what your partner says. You need to internalize it and respond appropriately when necessary.
- Hear Them
- Make a note of what your partner is saying
- Understand what they are saying
- Do not give unsolicited advice
- Do not interrupt them
- Acknowledge what they are saying
- Do your best to give them what they need
- Finish your conversations
- Keep your temper in check
- Avoid distractions
- Make eye contact
- Manage their energy
- Process their words