Posted by: csdivakar | November 17, 2007

Poor Listener and Effective Listener


tends to “wool-gather” with slow speakers thinks and mentally summarizes, weighs the evidence, listens between the lines to tones of voice and evidence
subject is dry so tunes out speaker finds what’s in it for me
distracted easily fights distractions, sees past bad communication habits, knows how to concentrate
takes intensive notes, but the more notes taken, the less value; has only one way to take notes has 2-3 ways to take notes and organize important information
is overstimulated, tends to seek and enter into arguments doesn’t judge until comprehension is complete
inexperienced in listening to difficult material; has usually sought light, recreational materials uses “heavier” materials to regularly exercise the mind
lets deaf spots or blind words catch his or her attention interpret color words, and doesn’t get hung up on them
shows no energy output holds eye contact and helps speaker along by showing an active body state
judges delivery — tunes out judges content, skips over delivery errors
listens for facts listens for central ideas

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