Listening

255 views

Published on

Published in: Education, Business
  • Be the first to comment

  • Be the first to like this

Listening

  1. 1. Listening and Critical Thinking Objectives: 1. Differences between Hearing & Listening 2. Listening effectively involves effort and skill 3. Responsibilities of the listener
  2. 2. Hearing and Listening  Hearing: Occurs  Listening: Involves when your ears pick up sound waves being transmitted by a speaker. recognizing, understanding and accurately interpreting messages received.  It is an INACTIVE, INVOLUNTARY Process  It is an ACTIVE, Voluntary Process which requires ENERGY
  3. 3. Factors Most Important in Helping Graduating College Students Obtain Employment Oral communication (speaking) Listening ability Enthusiasm Written communication skills From Dan B. Curtis, Jerry L. Winsor, and Ronald D. Stephens, “National Preferences in Business and Communication Education,” Communication Education 38 (January 1989): 11.
  4. 4. Bright-eyed college students in lecture halls aren’t necessarily listening to the professor-American Psychological Association Mental Processing of Male & Female Students • • • • • Pursuing Erotic Thoughts Reminiscing (about something) Paying Attention to Lecture Actively Listening Other (daydreaming, religion) 20% 20% 20% 12% 08%
  5. 5. Listening Rate • Your brain has the capacity to listen at a rate of 400-800 words per minute. • The average speaker, speaks at a rate of 125190 words per minute.
  6. 6. How to Listen Effectively  Don’t Fake Attention  Maximize Energy  Prepare Yourself – Physically – Intellectually  Resist Distractions – – – – Auditory Visual Physical Mental
  7. 7. The Listener’s Responsibilities Avoid being RUDE Provide Encouragement Find Value in Every Speech

×