Listening

Do you really listen?

Facebook comment response

My friend Sally put up a comment on Facebook just now telling of how she saw someone walking a child to school and missing the opportunity to talk to them as they were wearing headphones.

This was my response that I felt I should share:

It is good to listen.

Something I have learnt recently is to ‘really’ listen.

Don’t go thinking about your next question or the next point you want to make, just listen.

Take in every word they are saying.

Trust that when they have finished you will know what to say next.

You will, that’s how a conversation works.

Not paying full attention or being distracted by other things is what kills conversation.

Try it, it really helps you get in touch with people.

Best wishes

Alastair

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