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Effective Listening

Importance of Listening Effectively

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Did you know 90% of communicating is listening?

Hearing comes naturally. We hear sounds of birds, dogs barking, and music in the background. But listening is an acquired skill. Individual people must train themselves to focus their attention on what is being expressed.

Why is listening so difficult that we must train ourselves to learn how to listen? We only listen to what we want to listen to—it is a selective process. If someone that we don’t like starts talking, we tune them out. But if they have credibility, we listen. People who don’t want to listen to certain topics (or certain speakers) simply tune them out.

During this lesson we will learn about the importance of effective listening and the impact it has on effective public speaking.

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