What is Effective Listening?


The following tips are found to be useful for effective listening. Do try them while communicating with others.
Make eye contacts with the speaker.
Show affirmative head movements at appropriate places with rigid facial expressions.
Avoid distracting actions like playing with pen, looking at watch etc while listening.
Ask questions for clarification.
Use paraphrasing. In other words, restate the received message in your own words.
Avoid interruption while the speaker is speaking.
Make smooth transition between the roles of speaker and listener.
Avoid over talk.

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