TECHNIQUES TO IMPROVE LISTENNING

We spend more time in listening than we spend speaking , reading or writing  in schools and colleges.  Then we can improve our general skills by improving our listening skill. Any one can become a good listener by practicing a few techniques .

Some of them are below.

1 > IGNORE DISTURBANCES

Too often , external or internal disturbances take us away from the speaker’s message. We must therefore work hard at becoming active listeners. We should focus on the message. Listening is an excellent way to learn.

2 > MAKE USE OF LAG TIME

We should use lag time  well . Lag time means the difference between speaking speed and listening speed. Most of us speak 82 to 160 words a minute . But we can listen at least four times faster. Often , we begin to miss the speaker’s point We should use lag time carefully.

3 > AVOID ANTICIPATION

Some times we do too much  anticipating .

This practice is called ” Jumping to Conclusions ” . We think we know what the speaker is going to say. Then we stop listening .

We should allow the speaker time to make the point.

4 > BE OPEN -MINDED

We all have biases . While listening , we may be misled by there biases . We should suppress there biases . We should give the speaker a chance to make to make the point . We may learn a new thing that may remove a bias.

5 > HAVE EMPATHY

We should try to be a good listener . We should visualize matters from the speaker’s point  of view .Some peoples have a difficult time expressing their feelings about a matter . We should be courteous to them.

6 >  DON’T PLAY JUDGE

Some times we judge the speaker how he looks , talks or delivers. We should concentrate on the message not on the speaker’s  dress , sex , or mannerisms. :-P . I have this problem in listening.

7 > LISTEN TO ALL MESSAGE

Some times we have to hear message that are difficult to understand . If we are poor listeners , we would stop listening . In such a situation , we should rely on the skills required for critical listening.

8 > DON’T AFTER THE MESSAGE

At times , we distort the speaker’s message. We twist it to our needs and beliefs. We do not have to agree with the message , but we should listen.

9 > TAKE NOTES

We should take brief notes.

We should get  main points and write them down. We should focus on facts and ideas .

If we try to take down everything , we shall miss most of the message

10 > PRACTICE LISTENING

Most of us do not pay attention to listening skills . We should attend lectures or presentations  that require attentive listening . We shall find that ” Practice Makes Perfect ” with listening .

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Writing As A Skill

Writing As A Skill

Writing  is a good skill in life .Avoiding common mistakes and improving writing skills are shown below . A person having good writing  talent he will definitely achieve target

Bacon said :  ” Writing maketh an exact man

Writing  is  one  of  the important  communication or blogging skills. Organization   need  talented writers . Few  Professional  spend  their entire  day writing . On the other hand , they  spend  most of their time speaking , reading , or listening .

But whenever important information is conveyed , it is put in writing . It provides a permanent record

Writing  is  a  skill . In a skill  , perfection comes  only  through  training  and practice. We  would laugh  at   people   who  without  training  would  compete  in the  marathon. We  would  laugh  loader  if  they claim they could run  26 miles  because they  have  been walking since  childhood .

In the same way , some people believe that because they know English Languagethey can write well . To write well takes dedication and training.

  →  The Writing Process

The  writing process  is basically a thinking process . It includes not just what to say but also how to say.

We should remember  that we are are dealing with people, not machines -minds , not mechanisms -hearts .

Following is given the writing process

1> PLANNING

Throughout  history  , people have always wanted to learn about important people ,  famous places ,  interesting events  and popular sports .

First of all , you should plan what to write :  it  should be interesting , informative , impressive  and effective. It should  satisfy the needs of the reader.

2> COMPOSING

Then  you should put your ideas on the paper in the shape of  drafts. If  the message is simple , and outline  would be sufficient. But  in  case of complex message , the complete  draft will be prepared .

3> REVISING

After that ( Completing first draft )  you should look for ways to improve it . Some information will be added the other deleted. The order of some sentences will have to be changed. Revising brings perfection to writing.

4> PROOFREADING

Everyone is responsible for  his  own  Blogging or communication . It is important that the information you give is correct . Here the indentation , spelling , capitalization , punctuation , etc . are checked .

5> PRESENTING

It is the concluding step in the writing process .

Presenting holds much importance . It gives a sense of importance and esteem to the reader . So , you should try to present your written matter in good way.

No doubt using writing as a skill is a wealth for person in life

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