Are you a good listener? The dirty little secret, according to the National Journal is we hear about 450 words per minute and a real good listener only remembers 25% of what is being said. It certainly explains why the Hubs can never find anything in the Fridge. I am making him a map but that’s a story for another day.
We all need people to hear us. Stress, uncertainty, and isolation have become the norm thanks to the 2020 Pandemic. Are you craving real connection? Frustrated because nobody is paying attention? Listening to people through my radio show and speaking career it is crystal clear that too many feel unheard.
I am inviting you to be a part of my Influential listening movement. Here are four simple habits to develop to put you on the path to becoming an influential listener.
Do not Interrupt
Ask clarifying questions after the person is through talking
Put away distractions especially the electronic devices you are not using for the conversation
Everybody has a Story, What’s Yours? You can reach me here: Kate@katedelaneyradio.com.