Are You a Good Listener?

Friedman, Nancy
April 2007
Podiatry Management;Apr/May2007, Vol. 26 Issue 4, p279
The article discusses the steps to becoming a better listener. The first step is the individual's personal commitment to being a better listener. It is also important to be obviously friendly. Concentration is also important to becoming a better listener. Because the mind processes information much faster than the normal rate of speech and because of that ability, the mind half-listens and does other things too.


Related Articles

  • Active vs Passive Listening.  // BC Coach's Perspective;Summer2010, p9 

    The article discusses the difference between active and passive listening. It states that passive listening is remaining silent when the other person is speaking while active listening is interacting with the sender and seeking clarification to ensure that one fully understand what is being...

  • Channel L-I-S-T-E-N. Cashman, Mildred Berwick // Education;Sep1961, Vol. 82 Issue 1, p50 

    The article focuses on ways and means to establish habits of good listening. This may be accomplished in several ways. In school it must begin with the teacher. Teachers should have clear concepts of all the listening elements, and know how to train pupils in becoming efficient listeners. There...

  • Increase Your Chance Of Making The Sale. Brooks, Bill // American Salesman;Jun2005, Vol. 50 Issue 6, p12 

    Presents tips that can help a sales personnel to be a better active listener. Importance of active listening; Step in becoming an effective active listener; Advantage of being calm during a conversation.

  • Take the Time to Listen. Cole, Diane // U.S. News & World Report;12/31/2007, Vol. 143 Issue 23, p61 

    This article reflects on the problems caused when people don't listen to others and suggests ways to improve listening skills. When people aren't listened to they feel frustrated and devalued. Jennie Grau, a communications coach, suggests that listeners can tune in more clearly by eliminating or...

  • Pin Back Those Ears. Reichert, Gail // New Zealand Management;Mar2006, Vol. 53 Issue 2, p46 

    The article presents ways of how leaders can develop its listening skill. It presents the traditional approach to effective listening. It discusses how to listen actively. Strategies on how to listen reflectively are given. The emerging levels of listening are also discussed in this article.

  • Four Keys to Effective Listening.  // Healthcare Executive;Nov/Dec2012, Vol. 27 Issue 6, p44 

    The article discusses the four skills required for effective listening. The skills are listening attentively, pausing before replying, questioning for clarification, and responding to what was said with one's own words. It cites the benefits of pausing before replying, including showing the...

  • Factor Analytic Validation of the Ford, Wolvin, and Chung Listening Competence Scale. Mickelson, William T.; Welch, S. A. // International Journal of Listening;2012, Vol. 26 Issue 1, p29 

    This research begins to independently and quantitatively validate the Ford, Wolvin, and Chung (2000) Listening Competency Scale. Reliability and Confirmatory Factor analyses were conducted on two independent samples. The reliability estimates were found to be below those reported by Ford,...

  • Speaker-External Versus Speaker-Internal Forces on Utterance Form: Do Cognitive Demands Override Threats to Referential Success? Lane, Liane Wardlow; Ferreira, Victor S. // Journal of Experimental Psychology. Learning, Memory & Cognition;Nov2008, Vol. 34 Issue 6, p1466 

    To what extent do speaker-external communicative pressures versus speaker-internal cognitive pressures affect utterance form? Four experiments measured speakers' references to privately known (i.e., privileged) objects when naming mutually known (i.e., common ground) objects. Although...

  • WISE WORDS. KENNETT, MIRANDA // Management Today;Feb2014, Issue 2, p52 

    The article discusses the importance of listening, with commentary presented on different levels of listening, consequences of poor listening, and what people can do to improve their listening skills.


Read the Article


Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics