Communication Skills• Listening skills• Body languageCommunicationSkills
LISTENING SKILLSActive Listening Skills• Most of us were fortunate to be born with hearing, but listening is a skillthat must be learned and practiced in order to use it successfully.• When you hear something, sound enters your eardrum, passes throughyour ear canal, and registers in your brain.• Listening is what you do with that sound and how you interpret it
LISTENING SKILLSActive Listening Skillsfor Successful Listening:• Listen intentionally for people’s names.• Listen with interest.• Try to get rid of your assumptions.• Listen for what isn’t said.
LISTENING SKILLSActive Listening Skills Listening is hard work! Active listening means that we try to understand things from the speaker’s pointof view.• It includes letting the speaker know that we are listening and that we haveunderstood what was said.• This is not the same as hearing, which is a physical process. Active listening can be described as an attitude that leads to listening for sharedunderstanding
LISTENING SKILLSTips for Becoming a Better Listener• Make a decision to listen.• Don’t interrupt people.• Keep your eyes focused on the speaker and your ears tuned to theirvoice.• Carry a notebook or start a conversation file on your computer.• Ask a few questions throughout the conversation.• When you demonstrate good listening skills, they tend to be infectious.
BODY LANGUAGEWhat Do Our Bodies Say?Albert Mehrabian’s says: When discussing emotions the percentage ofspeaker’s message that communicated by words, tone of voice , bodylanguage are as follow:7%38%55%wordstone of voicebody language
BODY LANGUAGEWhat Do Our Bodies Say?Here are some things to keep in mind about body language:• Your body posture affects your emotions and how you feel determinesyour posture• Your eyes, eyebrows, and mouth send out the signals that canmake a world of difference.People who smile are happier• Eye contact helps you carry your message• learn to speak with your hands.Work on appearing sincere and comfortable. Let your hands do what theywant to do (mostly).
BODY LANGUAGEGestures• We all interpret body language differently and we can also feeldifferently about images.• We are influenced by past experiences, background, culture, and soon.• A gesture is a type of non-verbal communication that iscommunicated through body language, with or without speech.• Gestures can be a challenging part of communication.• If you travel around the world or work with people from differentcultures, you need to be aware of the multiple meanings to somegestures.
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