Communicating should be a two way like give and take. Listening skills are an important component in communication as it reflects on how we speak.
Being a good listener gives us the opportunity to learn about people and the underlying messages and intentions. A good listener should be an active listener.
In fact, there are jobs in which listening skills are of utmost importance. Likewise, being a good listener is a great help to better understand and communicate with others.
Listening actively does not only help in understanding others as well as in building rapport with co-workers and friends. It is also important in grasping underlying meanings and resolving problems.
Otherwise, not listening actively would result to responding inappropriately and losing other’s trust. Likewise, it may also lead to spending money unnecessarily. Continue reading