2/27/08

" Active Listening "

ACTIVE LISTENING



The best way to improve understanding, is to genuinely listen....
it shows respect and appreciation, and very little you'll be missin!

It's an important part of communication, a valuable skill to know.....
when you practice "active listening", it's how we learn and grow!

Try to understand the person's feelings, or ask 'em to say it again....
give 'em time to express themselves, and do it without cuttin- in!

It's ok to ask questions, it helps clarify meaning....
we paraphrase the words, and reflect on the gleaning!

Do not get upset or angry, and don't argue the facts....
pay attention and stay quiet, and listen-up to the max!

Also listen to what NOT is said, and watch for "non-verbal" clues....
It's polite to hear the speaker out, and rude if you refuse!

Remember, "active listening" improves relationships.......
we should practice it everyday....

we show others we appreciate them,
by listening to what they have to say!


Coach A

2 comments:

Sam said...

Hey Coach

Nice blog. Good lessons. We need more students to take a look at these.

Way to go!

Sam R.

Anonymous said...

not bad...not bad at all