By Dee Yingst
Listening is what happens when your mind is open and your mouth is shut.
Have you ever had an entire conversation with someone and you suspect they didn’t really hear a word you said? Oh, they nodded in all the right places and you maybe even got an affirmative grunt or two, but you know they weren’t really listening. Or maybe you were the grunter because your mind was someplace else.
Here are a few of my favorite non-listeners:
We all know someone on this list and we’ve probably all been at least one of these at some point in our lives. There are certainly others – these are just the tip of the iceberg…and you know what they say about icebergs.
Here are a few things you can do to look (and hopefully actually be) more attentive:
There are lots of different techniques – what’s important is that you find what works for you. Think of all the stuff you may have been missing!