listnening?

How important is effective listening?

It is fantastically important. Many miscommunications occur because of ineffective listening. These miscommunications can cause hurt feelings, frustration, fights and even wars.

For effective listening, you first have to attend (pay attention) to the speaker. Then you need to make sure that you understand what has been said, before you react to it. One way to do this is to rephrase what you think the person is saying.

Here are some articles that might be helpful.

http://www.members.cox.net/dagershaw/lol/BeHere.htm (Paying attention)

http://www.members.cox.net/dagershaw/lol/Listener.htm (Trying to understand what is being said. Although this article relates to personal interaction, the principles can be used for things like following instructions for doing a task.)

I hope this helps. Thanks for asking.

  1. 👍 0
  2. 👎 0
  3. 👁 88
asked by jen

Respond to this Question

First Name

Your Response

Similar Questions

  1. cja304

    What role does listening play in oral communication within the criminal justice system? How do the various types of listening play a role in effective communication? Compare and contrast the most important listening types and why

    asked by sam on March 7, 2011
  2. communication

    DEFINITION----Selective listening: Involves focusing only on particualr parts of communication QUESTION---Selective listening is effective because we focus on the most important parts of a message. True or False

    asked by Hannah on April 3, 2010
  3. Speech

    Listening to your friend sincerely as they tell you about their day ( empathic listening)? Not anderstanding because of accent ( cultural barrier)? Take notes in class and studying then so you can paraphrase the information for a

    asked by Darcy on February 13, 2013
  4. PLZ HELP!!!! communication

    DEFINITION----Selective listening: Involves focusing only on particualr parts of communication QUESTION---Selective listening is effective because we focus on the most important parts of a message. True or False my only problem is

    asked by Hannah on April 4, 2010
  5. COM 200

    All of the following are accurate tips for effective listening EXCEPT: (Points : 1) Listen to what the speaker doesn’t say as much as you listen to what is said. Paraphrase what you understand the speaker’s message is to help

    asked by Anonymous on April 20, 2014
  6. Speech 09

    I'm posting this question again I really need to know if i am right or wrong please help Place the correct letter next to the item that matches it. A. Physical Barrier B. Mental Barrier C. Cultural Barrier D. Empathic Listening E.

    asked by Darcy on February 14, 2013
  7. grammar

    I have learned the difference between perception and interpretation, communication process is necessary for an effective way of communication. I have learned the most important skills for an effective team member. I know how to

    asked by hiop on December 20, 2011
  8. communication

    When you acively make judgments about whether or not the message you are hearing is worthwile, you are a assessing the accuracy of the speakers conclusions b engaging in unethical listening behavior c engaging in a barrier to

    asked by sharib on November 2, 2011
  9. Earth Science

    I need help, please. 1. In a local water supply, lead levels have increased due to corroded pipes. Drag each item to indicate whether it is effective or ineffective in removing chemical contaminants such as lead. a. Reverse

    asked by Anon on November 22, 2019
  10. English

    1. He is listening to music with headphones. 2. He is listening to music with a headphone. 3. He is listening to music with headsets. 4. He is listening to music with a headset. 5. He is listening to music with headset. (Which

    asked by John on August 27, 2009

More Similar Questions