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importance of listening


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Listening is most powerful skill in everyfield of life.

Listening is most powerful skill in everyfield of life.

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  • 1. “listening means to take in what is being said and organizing it sensibly for understanding.” According to Epictetus: “We have two ears and one mouth so that we can listen twice as much as we speak.”
  • 2. Being students significance of listening is so quite wide for us of which you can have an idea by looking at the following facts!  Students spend: 9% of their day in writing 16% of their day in reading 30% of their day in speaking 45% of their day in LISTENING  Other than students, other people spend 45% of their time in listening each day while communicating.
  • 3.  It’s the key to all effective communication.  without effective listening messages are easily misunderstood.  Without it communication breaks down.  top employers give regular listening skills training for their employees. In short IT’S VITAL!
  • 4.  Hearing  Focusing on the message  Comprehending and interpreting  Analyzing and Evaluating  Responding  Remembering
  • 5. Listening Hearing Listening Is With The Mind, it means not just to hear but to understand it as well. Hearing is with Senses not with mind, its easy and doesn’t include understanding, it requires just senses, not skills.
  • 6.       Empathetic listening(active listening) Comprehensive listening Critical listening Discriminative Listening Informative Listening Appreciative listening
  • 7.        Improves relationships Improves our knowledge Improves our understanding Prevents problems escalating Saves time and energy Can save money Leads to better results
  • 8. There are many types of barriers like:  Environmental barriers  Physiological barriers  Psychological barriers Some examples are as below of these barriers.  Selective Listening  Negative Listening Attitudes  Personal Reactions  Poor Motivation
  • 9. Here we have a look at a few barriers:  Knowing the answer  Trying to be helpful  Treating discussion as competition  Trying to influence or impress  Reacting to red flag words  Believing in language  Mixing up the forest and the trees  Over-splitting or over-lumping  Selective perception  boredom
  • 10.         Understand the complexities of listening Prepare to listen Adjust to the situation Focus on ideas or key points Capitalize on the speed differential Organize material for learning Don’t tune out “dry” subjects Accept responsibility for       understanding Encourage others to talk Establish eye contact with the speaker Take notes effectively Be a physically involved listener Avoid negative mannerisms Exercise your listening muscles
  • 11. “Listening skill is the ability to accurately receive messages in the communication process.”   Many successful leaders and entrepreneurs credit their success to effective listening skills Good listening skills also have benefits in our personal lives, including: ~ greater number of friends and social networks ~ improved self-esteem and confidence ~ higher grades at school and in academic work ~ better health ~ general well-being
  • 12.  better customer satisfaction,  greater productivity  fewer mistakes,  increased sharing of information  more creativity  innovative work
  • 13. 1. 2. 3. Listen  Don’t interrupt  Let the speaker finish  Concentrate on what is being said and how it is being said  Make notes if this helps  Show the speaker that you are listening Question  Check understanding Summarise  Paraphrase what the speaker has just told you
  • 14.  Being non-evaluative  Paraphrasing  Reflecting implications  Reflecting hidden feelings  Inviting further contributions  Responding non-verbally
  • 15. Stop Talking  Prepare Yourself to Listen  Put the Speaker at Ease  Remove Distractions  Empathize  Be patient  Avoid Personal Prejudice  Listen to the Tone  Listen for Ideas – Not Just Words  Wait and Watch for Non-Verbal Communication  So keep listening!