Listening is a learned skill, we all think we have it, but very few do. True listening is listening with focus and undivided attention, reading facial and body language, and at its deepest level, listening with intuition.
Listening attentively is one of the quickest ways of forging a bond between yourself and another person. I hear you! I value you!
To listen well you have to put your life on pause and listen, REALLY listen.
Improving our listening skills and those of our colleagues will enhance our and their effectiveness, reduce frustration, improve feedback, save time, money and energy. Poor communication whether one-to-one with colleagues or clients, or within a group or organization is most commonly caused by poor listening skills and is expensive, time consuming, a source of endless frustration and stress.
Listening occurs on 3 different levels
- First level listening where we listen but tend to be distracted by something else or by our inner voice.
- Second level listening where we actually pay deep attention to what is being said.
- Third level listening where we start to listen intuitively and take into account visual signals of communication.
Most of us listen on level 1 and occasionally level 2. This Listening Skills workshop is designed to develop your ability to listen on all 3 levels, to listen deeply and with understanding. Once achieved this gives rise to quality feedback and the ability to check if you have been heard.
For more information on organizing a Listening Skills Workshop for you and your colleagues contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org
I look forward to HEARING from you!