Communication

ML21: How To Become a Better Listener

Discover why most of us find listening so difficult and how we can improve our listening skills. Plus, I answer your questions on the most common blocks to listening and how to overcome them as well as the secrets to listening better in a range of situations from phone calls to meetings and conferences.
Nasos Papadopoulos

Studies on listening have show that we spend 60% of our communication time listening and that the average person can only remember 10% of that 3 days later.

For a skill that we need to use so often and neglect so heavily, you’d think that listening was pretty useless. But this couldn’t be further from the truth because every one of us needs to learn how to become a better listener.

In this episode, I show you how to become a better listener by offering a series of practical tools and techniques for improving your skills in different situations.

Plus, I answer some of your questions including:

- What are the main blocks to listening and how can you overcome them?
- How do you can digest what you’re hearing without preparing your 'answer'?
- What are the things I should do to listen better on the phone?


So whether you're looking to improve your listening skills to communicate better with your boss at work or to retain more of the podcast episodes you're listening to, this episode has you covered with practical strategies.


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Podcasts

🎙 ML30: Mariana Marquez and Emma Zangs on The Mind-Body Connection, Improving Your Body Language and Mastering the Art of Public Speaking

🎙 ML29: Julian Treasure on The Power of Sound, Training Your Listening Skills and How To Communicate Better

🎙 ML18: John Paul Flintoff on Asking Insightful Questions, Dealing with Failure and Mastering The Art of Conversation

Communication Series

🎙 ML23: How To Become a Better Speaker

🎙 ML19: How To Become a Better Writer

🎙 ML17: How To Become a Better Reader

🎙 ML13: How To Become a Great Communicator

Selected Resources

📖 The Art of Communicating - Thich Nhat Hanh

▶️ 5 Ways to Listen Better - Julian Treasure

▶️ The Power of Listening - Leon Berg

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