the art of listening

April 20, 2007 2:32am CST
Research shows we learn 85% of what we know from listening, but most of us absorb only 25% of what we hear. Get people to share more and hear more of what they share. Let Speakers Finish:- Interrupting is the most common offence. Finishing someones thoughts or asking too many questions bugs the speaker-and can make them clam up. Dont Multitask:- You miss info if you read or typeduring a chat, and you may offend the speaker. If busy, ask if you can talk later and take a time to do so. Follow Up:- If you dont let people know the outcome of their ideas, they feel they werent hear and that they dont offer some thing of value. People offer more ideas if they feel they will hear back.
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@kathy77 (7488)
• Australia
20 Apr 07
I would believe this as we always should listen to what is going on and then of course we certainly should learn from what we have heard, I know that I am always listening but the problem is that some people do not listen to what is being said either by family, friends or on broadcasts. I was brought up to believe that to interrupt is very rude and I hate it and a lot of people do not let others finish what they are trying to say. This is a very valid point you have here and I shall mark this discussion with a + rating for you.