Effective Communication Skills

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Listening is a vital element of communication and it is very much different from hearing sense of human. A meaningful communication requires both a good listener and a speaker. However, the effect of a listening style may vary depending on the occasions and situations a listener is in. Sometimes, speaker exhibit ineffective style such as defensiveness, ambushing, pseudo-listening, stage hogging and selective listening in their communication tracks.

I am a good listener because I pay my whole attention to the speaker commentswho comes to me so they can be heard. People like to know they have been heard and I can do that job very well but hearing and truly listening are two different things. In my opinion, listening engage you to hear what the speaker says and asses you to response with your opinion so that they know their voices have been heard.

Listening is a skill that shouldn’t be taken underrated. My good listening habits came from my parents. I have adapted this listening sense after them. To further classify my listening habits I found myself to be a supportive listener. I care what the speaker has to say positive or negative, I will give them my full support without being bias at the time. I think that someone come to you knowing that you would back them up 100% in any given situations. I do that to make them comfortable opening up in front of me and I found that is effective in gaining their confidence to hear them without any inhibitions in their thought process.

I think that communication without attentiveness or promptness is like a buffet without food. It is one of the basic and compulsoryelements that a good listener can have in their personality.It is for a good listener in the conversation to make...

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What feedback do you receive from others in terms of your listening style, habits and effectiveness? Be specific.

Mostly, the feedback I get from my fellows who know me well would say that I am a good listener. Because I give people time, attention, and encouragement so they can get their message across effectively. I adjust my communication style if I feel that I am losing the other person's attention in my conversation. I openly demonstrate that I appreciate getting feedback from other people so if I need to amend my listening behavior to be more effective among my fellows than I do so. I assert to have an effective communication with my speakerto be understood; to gain acceptance for each other and/or for our ideas; and to produce action or change in our behavioral thoughts.
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