Check out our new projector section click here. You will find reviews on the latest LCD projectors and DLP projectors for business presentations.
There may be many
things you can do on the job by yourself, but communicating is not one
of them. To communicate it takes at least two people. And one of you
has to be willing to listen!
Problem is, listening
is tough work! We only retain about 20% of what we hear.
Want to know how
to listen better? Here are several suggestions:
- Mentally tune
in to the speaker.
- Consider the
- Be aware of
the speaker's job-related concerns, including pressures and deadlines,
and length of time on the job.
- Be aware of
social and ethnic overtones. Don't inject your own experiences when
interpreting the conversation.
- Avoid jumping
to conclusions about what the speaker is saying.
- Take an active
part in the communication. Mentally visualize what the speaker is
- Make it a habit
to count slowly to three before responding to the other person.
- Get into the
"listening position" by leaning slightly forward, making eye contact
with the speaker, and nodding your head to show you are receiving
- Give the speaker
your full attention. You may be able to do something else while you
listen, but how do you think that makes the speaker feel?
If you learn to
listen better, you'll communicate more effectively.
Printer Friendly Version
Click here for more articles by Zig Ziglar.