The Art of Active Listening: How to Listen Effectively in 10 Simple Steps to Improve Relationships and Increase Productivity (Communication Skills Training Series Book 4)

Listening is the forgotten communication skill, but arguably, the most significant. It is a crucial part of our ability to engage and communicate with others. Listening actively, however, takes this skillset up a level. Almost everyone sincerely believes that they listen effectively; however, good listening skills are rare. Most of us have never been taught the habits that would make us effective listeners, so they need to be practiced and developed. As you develop your listening with purpose, understanding and empathy, you will build better trust and stronger relationships. You already understand the importance of quality communication. But good communication is built not on speaking but on listening. When we learn to actively listen—to listen well—this ability resonates through all our relationships and interactions. Research has found that by listening actively, you will obtain more information, increase others’ trust in you, reduce conflict, and better understand the message being delivered. Eliminate miscommunication and misunderstanding. You’ll discover 10 easy-to-learn steps to becoming a better listener, with practical examples of do’s and don’ts. You’ll learn how to navigate the pitfalls of strained communication, transforming your ability to exchange accurate, complete information and deepen emotional understanding and connectedness. This book will teach you how to: Focus your attention Listen with purpose and empathy Train your attention while listening Be empathetic and show that you’re listening Facilitate meaningful communication Provide accurate feedback by reflecting Encourage participation of others Display interest in what others have to say Demonstrate that you have been paying attention by asking relevant questions Acknowledge and understand the feelings of others Grasp the motives of what has been said Be patient and respectful during conversations Seek clarification to ensure that the correct message has been received Effectively summarize the conversation Develop healthier relationships Each chapter in this book will teach you about a vital component of active listening. While listening sounds simple, it’s anything but. Listening well, listening deeply, is an interconnected, complex process. But the result is well worth the effort, equipping you to undo the damage to your relationships inflicted by shallow or dismissive listening. Be a better leader, friend, and partner by learning to listen well. These 10 simple steps will get you there. Instituting change is challenging and will take time and effort; however, incorporating new habits of deep listening is well worth the effort! You’ll see the impact in your life daily—in both personal and professional interactions. Are you ready to take the leap and completely change your listening? If you’re prepared to be amazed by the improvement in your personal productivity and interpersonal relationships, start reading! Grab Your Copy Today!

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