“Most people do not listen with the intent to understand; they listen with the intent to reply.”
– Stephen R. Covey.
Are you really listening? One of the most valuable tools for communication is the ability to listen and understand what someone is saying and feeling. Whether we are solving issues at home or tackling tasks in the workplace, effectively listening can help us reach our goals sooner.
In this episode, I explore some great tips for improving your listening skills, as well as some personal ways these very tips have helped me.
In this episode, you’ll learn:
- How to connect by showing genuine interest.
- How to ‘rewire’ yourself to listen and suppress your predispositions.
- How to achieve better results with targeted responses.
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Just Listen: Discover the Secret to Getting Through to Absolutely Anyone
Molly McPherson, M.S., APR, combines her knowledge of current communication practices with years of news and PR experience to develop the right plans and messaging for clients to protect and build their reputations. Molly founded the Communicate with Confidence Leadership Training Program and frequently speaks on crisis communications, public relations and social media.
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