Listening at your best

One of the best ways to improve your listening is to have a clear goal – to know the state you’re aiming for. Listening well (like most other things) is different for every individual. So take a few moments now to get familiar with what listening well is like for you. Think of a time…

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Listening Tip: Use their language

People’s words are important to them. Even when we speak the same language, there are differences in the way we use words – professional groups have their own jargon, young people have their fashionable phrases and so on. In fact, once you explore the detail, each person uses language in a unique way, and the…

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The listener’s expression matters

Recent research has confirmed what great listeners have always known – the way the a listener behaves makes a huge difference to the quality of information they receive from the speaker. The British Psychological Society reports on a study which demonstrated this experimentally. A group of students watch a short film and then described it…

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Listening in business

Listening in Business Spend a lot of time talking to customers face to face. You’d be amazed how many companies don’t listen to their customers. Ross Perot “I only wish I could find an institute that teaches people how to listen. Business people need to listen at least as much as they need to talk.…

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Famous listeners

Famous listeners “The ear of the leader must ring with the voices of the people.” Woodrow Wilson “No man ever listened himself out of a job.” — Calvin Coolidge “The greatest compliment that was ever paid me was when one asked me what I thought, and attended to my answer.” — Henry David Thoreau “Man’s…

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Listening proverbs

Listening proverbs Who speaks, sows; Who listens, reaps. — Argentine Proverb “Listening looks easy, but it’s not simple. Every head is a world.” Cuban Proverb “If speaking is silver, then listening is gold.” Turkish Proverb “Who speaks, sows; Who listens, reaps.” Argentine Proverb “Listening looks easy, but it’s not simple. Every head is a world.” Cuban…

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Quotes about listening

“A good listener is not only popular everywhere, but after a while he gets to know something.” Wilson Mizner “Listening, not imitation, may be the sincerest form of flattery.” Dr Joyce Brothers “Wisdom is the reward for a lifetime of listening … when you’d have preferred to talk.” D.J. Kaufman “To listen closely and reply…

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