Listen

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 This article is inspired by two dear friends, Toni Reeder and Dr. Michael Walker.

Learning to be a better listener is an ongoing journey. I am not sure why, but I have to be intentional or I will talk too much. Here are a few things I have gained from Toni and Dr. Walker.

 

 

  1. Listen 90% of the time and talk 10% (this is a challenge for me)!

  2. Listen with your eyes. Look at people when they are talking.

  3. Do not interrupt people; let them finish what they are saying.

  4. Ask open ended questions.

  5. WAIT – I love this one.

 

ASK:

W        Why

A          Am

I           I

T          Talking

 

Thank you, Toni and Dr. Walker for your patience and caring instruction to me!

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