Hearing is a biological function, most folk can hear unless they are hearing diminished. To be effective on the job ( and in life ), you should develop your listening abilities.
This implies being actively engaged with the person speaking by having a look at them, asking queries, and reflecting back to them what you heard them say. There are 3 main elements to active listening : tuning-in, asking queries, and reflecting on what the person has claimed. Tuning in means being totally present with the person and getting shot of internal or external distractions. To listen more successfully, clear your mind, maintain an open body position and good eye contact, concentrate on not only the logical content of the message, but also the emotional, and reply reasonably ( by nodding, smiling, or asking a probing query ). Are You a Good Listener? Answer each query Yes or number 1. I dodge interrupting others when they are talking. I give folks my total attention when talking with them. This when I was shopping in a plant nursery and announced I could not work out ways to stake a tomato on the contraption I'd acquired from them. With help like that, you do not need competition. "I am hoping the boss is counting the silverware. The sales bill from a fast-food eaterie I was given that had "F*** YOU for stopping at ____" released on it where the "Thank you for stopping at ____" should've been. When I asked somebody in a local bookstore chain to help me find a book. I typically spends lots of greenbacks on books in there in a year. Casto, M is a complete Life Coach, Spokesperson , and writer of the Get Smart.