It is a matter of fact that listening is able to make the process of communication more effective and may create the necessary atmosphere leading to successes . Nowadays listening is more effective than simply hearing as attentive listening provides many benefits . While hearing a person simply absorbs information without any comprehending or judging whereas listening allows a person to make a sense of what have been said and to comprehend (to understand ) what a person is saying . Listening gives a persona n opportunity to understand what someone is talking [banner_entry_middle]
about . Actually , listening is effective , because it provides better understanding of assignment and expectations ensures building rapport with clients and bosses shows support and attention provides better work in team-based environment and , finally , allows finding underlying meanings . Therefore , it is apparent that listening is rather important in contemporary highly-competitive environment . it is suggested that if a person wants to succeed , he should develop his communication skills and special attention should be paid exactly to listening
It is known that every listening process consists of three steps hearing , understanding and judging . Actually , I think I am strong in both understanding and judging , whereas hearing is my weak point . I am a person with analytic mindset and thus it is easier for me to comprehend and to judge the messages received . Nevertheless , I should improve hearing to achieve better succeed in communication process . Hearing is blocked sometimes for several reasons : language differences , prejudice noise , worry , fear , dreaming , flittering , etc . therefore , in to improve listening skills it is necessary , for example , to maintain eye contact , not to interrupt the speaker , to sit still , to nod head when appropriate , to repeat instructions , etc . Furthermore , it is possible to involve active listening to make sender aware that you are listening by paraphrasing or clarifying certain points listening with empathy by realizing that sharing information is vulnerable
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