The Art of Listening Listening is defined as the process of making sense of others’ communicated or spoken messages. Because listening is a response to a speech there is obviously a nonverbal dimension as well. A good listener should pay attention to paralanguage facial expression and a host of other nonverbal cues. Listening should never be a great deal never confused with hearing. The two happen simultaneously and for one to be a good listener he or she should listen more and speak less. Zeno of Citium put it most succinctly “We have been given two ears and but a single mouth in order that we may hear more and talk less”. If your true goal is to understand the speaker avoid the tendency to hog and skills. Conclusion It is easy to acknowledge that listening is a fundamental aspect which should be practiced by everyone. Although a certain amount of ineffective listening is inescapable and sometimes even comprehendible it is crucial to be aware of the inherent problems associated with listening to avoid them. Works Cited: Haney W. V. (1979). Communication and interpersonal relations. Homewood IL: Irwin. Kramer R. (1997). Leading by listening: An empirical test of Carl Rogers's theory of human relationship using interpersonal assessments of leaders by followers. Doctoral dissertation The George Washington University. Mineyama S Tsutsumi A Takao S Nishiuchi K Kawakami N (2007). "Supervisors' attitudes and skills for active listening with regard to working conditions and psychological stress reactions among subordinate workers". J Occup Health. 49 (2): 81–87. [...]
Create a well-drafted paper around the topic of listening. Focus on at least three points related to listening from your readings and video this week that resonated with you Discuss these points critically addressing these questions: Why did these points resonate with you? How might these points impact your communication? Be specific and use examples. It is essential you use points from the text and possibly other sources to support your paper and give it strength. Any information used from a source, including the text, must be cited using MLA style including "in text" citations. The paper should be at least 2 pages in length (not including the Title and Reference pages). Submit this paper in Microsoft Word format.