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About Power Listening

About Power Listening

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Brisk, erect walkConfidenceStanding with hands on hipsReadiness, aggressionSitting with legs crossed, footkicking slightlyBoredomSitting, legs apartOpen, relaxedArms crossed on chestDefensivenessWalking with hands in pockets, shoulders hunchedDejectionHand to cheekEvaluation, thinkingTouching, slightly rubbingnoseRejection, doubt, lyingRubbing the eyeDoubt, disbelieHands clasped behind back Anger, frustration,apprehensionLocked anklesApprehensionHead resting in hand, eyesdowncastBoredomRubbing handsAnticipationSitting with hands clasped behind head, legs crossedConfidence, superiorityOpen palmSincerity, openness, innocencePinching bridge of nose, eyesclosed Negative evaluationTapping or drumming fingersImpatienceSteepling fingersAuthoritativePatting/fondling hair Lack of self-confidence;insecurityTilted headInterest
Stroking chinTrying to make a decisionLooking down, face turnedawayDisbelief Biting nailsInsecurity, nervousnessPulling or tugging at earIndecision
There are a variety of methods to check for activelistening.
Listening - The Neglected Art
Almost everyone can hear, but few can really listen well. We speak atabout 125 words per minute and we are capable of hearing andunderstandingat four or five times as great a speed. But few people can achieve thisgoalbecause they have not mastered the skills necessary for listening.Listening is the second part of any effective communicationinterchangeand is the part that is frequently taken for granted. One assumes thatlisteningis something that just happens. Many people fail to recognize thedifferencebetween passive listening and active listening.STOP TAKING. It is impossible to listen if you are talking.Put the speaker at ease...relax and help the other person feel free tocommunicate.Show the speaker that you want to listen by looking and actinginterested.Concentrate! Be sure to ignore those background noises or thoughts of lunch.Keep and open mind. Don’t be too quick to judge. Frequently onedecides in thefirst couple of minutes whether to listen to a speaker or not. Thespeaker with awandering opening, a lisp or accent, or a poor delivery often does notstand a chanceof being “heard.” Making these kinds of snap decisions ignores thenext question...BE PATIENT - Allow plenty of time for the speaker. Do not interrupt.
What is the speaker saying that is valuable to me? Is there anything atall in themessage that I can use?Hold your temper - angry words and feeling can hurt and can last alifetime.Don’t be prejudice when listening - when the speaker is for or againstsomeone’sfavorite things, the listener frequently gets so involved with his or heranger orenthusiasm that he or she misses the message.STOP TALKING - An open ear is worth much more than an open mouth,so listen!Active listening occurs when the listener makes a conscious effort toget as muchof the message as possible. Sometimes one falls into active listeningas when in the gripof a powerful speaker. Many times, one must listen to speakers orattend meetings thatmay be dull, lengthy, or poorly delivered. It takes a strong will todecide in cases suchas these to get whatever is valuable out of what the person is saying.
The Art of Listening
By Terry WildemannListening is an art that when done well delivers tremendous benefits. The goal of listening well is to achieve win-win communication.Win-win communication not only fosters understanding, affirmation, validation andappreciation, but it also creates an atmosphere of trust, honor and respect. When someonetruly listens to you, don't you feel special?Listening well is a two-way street, and to be effective communicators, we must all listenwell to each other. One-way listening can be equated to driving down a one-way street

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