Attention represents the focus on a specific stimulus selected from allthe stimuli we receive at any given moment.
Making a summary of the ideas presented, or paraphrasing, can be ahelpful technique for sharpening concentration.
Both the interest level and the difficulty of the message affect ourlistening concentration.
Studies of compressed speech indicate that we can comprehend at amuch faster rate than people normally speak.
Putting a stimulus into some predetermined category enables a listenerto assign meaning to a message.
Schema are scripts for processing information.
The two hemispheres of the human brain process informationdifferently.
Once we have assigned meaning to a message, we continue the listeningprocess with an internal or an external response (feedback) to thatmessage.
Memory capacity can be increased by choosing to remember,visualizing what is to be remembered, associating the information withsomething familiar, and practicing with the material.
Listening influencers include the speaker, the message, the channel,noise, internal variables, attitude, memory, and time.
The effective listener receives, perceives, attends to, assigns meaning to,and responds to messages while being influenced by a wide range of factors that enhance or detract from the process at any given time.