Listening is an essential tool, which is one of the constructive aspects in the communication process, for communicating with other people. To listen well is a talent that is learned. However, for people to listen effectively, they would need to practice to obtain the skill. ”As with any new skill, learning to listen takes effort, attention, and practice” (Stewart, 2006, p. 202).Listening skills allow people to make sense of and understand what another person is saying. In other words, listening skills allow you to identify with the meaning of what people are talking about.
It contribute to effective communication by making listener to listen with an open mind to a speaker before judging. What matter is the message the speaker want to convey not the physical self who delivered the message. After obtaining the full message and taking note of the key points from the message by listening critically, then listener can have opinion on the situation. This will make the communication process more effective. In a nutshell, no matter what style chosen for an effective communication, one should listen contently.
The most common way that good communication leads to trust and relationships with others is the fact that with good communication comes active listening. Being an active listener lets the person confiding in you know that trying to understand how they’re feeling and where they are coming from. There are different ways to demonstrate that you are an active listener. Body language is important in this aspect of communication, the body must express that you are interested in what they have to say. Also nodding as the person is talking, that indicates that you are interested in what they are saying and agree.
Understanding communication skills such as; listening, non-verbal communication and managing stress can help better the relationships one has with others. One of the main aspects in communicating is listening. An effective listener is one who, not only comprehends how the speaker feels but, also understands what they are stating. Building a strong connection between the speaker and the listener is one of the first steps to become a good listener. By building this connection speakers should first be in an environment with open minded listeners, it makes them feel more comfortable to state their opinions, feelings and ideas.
The concept that I find most important in this module is active listening. Active listening is the verbal and nonverbal cues one person uses to respond to another which improves mutual understanding. Active listening enables us to receive the whole message and allows us to respond appropriately. I believe that active listening is important because it cultivates long-term trusting relationships which are an important skill to have as an effective leader. Active listening enables you to be an overall better communicator with subordinates, peers, and supervisors and improves workplace productivity.
Because how we interact with others define who we are. Listening skills can help us deal with confusion and prevent misunderstanding. In my view, paying attention, asking questions, understanding, and advising are the foundation of good listening. Listening requires many skills, paying attention is one of them. Pay attention is the major method of listening, and the basic way to focus and concentrate to others’ massages.
One of the keys to good supervision is the ability to communicate to people what they must do to provide the required care and, often, how the care should be given . Communication firstly starts with being a excellent listener which involves being able to hear what someone says. There is no such thing as excessively communicating. More mistakes happen from not communicating enough. Clear communication avoids mistakes.
This is an extremely important attribute because you learn to accept others for who they are. You also learn to be open minded and not just stick to what you believe is right. You acknowledge the good in a bad situation and encourage others to speak their minds in a respectful manner. This is essential in any relationship and determines the maturity of a person. Following the example of listening to your partner in order to have a good relationship, when synergistic you open yourself up to other ideas.
A7: Communicates should focus on the audience need to ensure effective communication. Otherwise, the intended message will get ignored, lost or misinterpreted by the audience. The audience-centered approach focuses on the “you” attitude instead of “me” attitude. During communication, if the speaker knows about the audience, their needs and background then it will easier for the audience to hear your message, understand it and respond effectively. This approach will not only increase the effectiveness of the communication but
To develop high-esteem the victim needs to be in a good atmosphere in which they feel respected, warmth and success. To find a group who share the same interests and hobbies, as they would feel respected and they will learn to respect themselves. Assertiveness is where you express needs and personal feelings. A person with good assertiveness skills can communicate their needs and listen to others. This can help to increase esteem, but again has to be developed.