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Listening skill

Listening skill

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Listening skill

  1. 1. Listening Skills
  2. 2. Introduction: Listening comes first Difference Between Hearing & Listening Definition of Listening & Listening Skills Importance of Listening Skills Types of Listening Skills Effective Listening Features of Listening Process of Listening Techniques of Listening Skills… Much more
  3. 3. The First and the Foremost communication skill that we learn in our lives is nothing but “LISTENING” Listening Comes First LISTENING SPEAKING READING WRITING
  4. 4.  Difference Between Hearing & Listening… Hearing: o Hearing is simply the act of perceiving sound by the ear. o Hearing occurs with or without your consent Listening: o Listening is an action where you choose to actively concentrate on what you hear. o In listening your brain processes the information into knowledge. “Listening is not the same as hearing and hearing is not the same as Listening.”
  5. 5. What is Listening? The process of receiving, constructing meaning from , and responding to spoken and/or non-verbal messages; to hear something with thoughtful attention.
  6. 6. What are Listening Skills? Listening Skills are the ways to help you listen something more effectively.
  7. 7. Importance of Listening Skills oAn attentive listener stimulates better speaking by the speaker oA good listener learns more than an ordinary listener. oA good listener learns to detect prejudices, assumptions and attitudes. oCommunication is not complete without effective listening.
  8. 8. Types of Listening… oDiscriminative Listening oPretense Listening oSelective Listening oAttentive/Active Listening
  9. 9. o Discriminative listening- It involves identifying the difference between various sounds. It also enables one to differentiate between familiar and unfamiliar language. o Active Listening-Active listening is a communication technique used in counseling, training, and conflict resolution. It requires that the listener fully concentrate, understand, respond and then remember what is being said.
  10. 10. o Pretense Listening- It involves more hearing than listening. It means pretending through facial expressions that one is listening when actually one is not. o Selective Listening- It involves selecting the desired part of the message and ignoring the undesired part of the message.
  11. 11. Effective Listening… Effective/Active Listening Is Actively Absorbing The Information Given To You By The Speaker, Showing That You Are Interested. It Can Also Include Providing The Speaker With The Feedback, By Asking Relevant Questions So The Speaker Knows The Message Is Received.
  12. 12. In active listening, it is important to learn, to summarize and reflect smoothly, without appearing to mimic or repeat back in a robotic fashion. Useful phrases are: "As I understand it, what you are saying is ...." "So your point is that ...."  
  13. 13. Barriers and Benefits of Effective Listening
  14. 14.  Benefits of Effective Listening o Enhances Productivity o Improves Relations o Avoids Conflict o Improves Understanding o Improves Negation Skills o Helps You Stand Out o People Will Appreciate It
  15. 15. o Physiological Barriers 1) Hearing Impairment 2) Speaking Thinking Rate o Environment Barriers 1) Physical Distractions 2) Message Overload o Attitudinal Barriers 1) Prejudices 2) Preoccupation 3) A Casual Attitude 4) Egocentrism Barriers To Effective Listening
  16. 16. o Poor Listening Habits 1) Faking Attention 2) Listening Only for Facts 3) Avoiding Difficult & Uninteresting Material
  17. 17. Traits of a Good Listener…
  18. 18. Features of Listening oListening is a mental activity. oIt improves by consciousness and concentration. oIt is a skill as it can be improved by experience. oNon-verbal communication also helps in listening. oListening stimulates speaking. oListening involves paying close attention to the sounds that come in way of communication.
  19. 19. Process of Listening 2.Understanding 3.Remembering 1.Receiving 5.Responding4.Evaluating
  20. 20. It refers to the respond caused by sound waves stimulating the sensory receptors of the ear; it is physical response. It is the stage at which you learn what the speaker means “The thoughts and emotional tone.” 1.Receiving 2.Understanding
  21. 21. It is important listening process because it means that as individual added message to the minds storage bank. It consists of judging the message in some way. 3.Remembering 4.Evaluating
  22. 22. This stage requires that the receiver complete the process through verbal and/or nonverbal feedback; because the speaker has no other way to determine if a message has been received. This stage becomes the only overt means by which the sender may determine the degree of success in transmitting the message. 5. Responding
  23. 23.  Techniques of Listening Skills oFocus on key-points. oBeing aware of both verbal and non-verbal messages. oListen with an open mind. oAvoid false attention and pretending to listen. oWait for the speaker to pause to ask clarifying question. oBe attentive, but relaxed.
  24. 24.  Listening Pitfalls oAppearance and delivery oSeparating ideas from facts oInterrupting oPretending oDistraction oSarcasm
  25. 25. Be a Whole Body Listener Brain thinkingEar Hearing Shoulders Facing Eyes Looking Hand Still Feet Calm Mouth Quiet
  26. 26. Rules of Good Listening oStop talking oStop thinking oRemove Distractions oDo not let your Mind Wander oDo not Pre-judge oBe Patient oEmpathize with the speaker

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