Good Communication begins with Good Listening.
Make sure to look people straight in the eyes when they’re talking and do your best to give them your undivided attention.
This communicates that you consider what they have to say to be important. Furthermore, Listen to what people are actually saying.
When you really listen, it makes any questions that you ask more productive and it helps you to uncover what people are not saying.
Once you uncover what they’re not saying, you’ve helped them discover what they really wanted to say, but they just didn’t know how to say it.
If you’d like to improve your listening skills, then stop talking, ask a lot of questions, and of course, stop talking.
Make sure that you smile, don’t argue or criticize, and stop talking.
Focus on really being interested in what the other person is saying, learn to empathize, and stop talking.
And finally, if you really want to improve your listening skills, be patient, don’t simply wait for the other person to finish talking so that you can talk – and make it a high priority to stop talking.
Losers monopolize the conversation, while winners monopolize the listening – so make it a habit to stop talking and listen to others, because this is what winners do and you are a winner!