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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Effective communication is the “Life Blood” of every organization . The Good blogging is the principal means of communication .
Business does not call for the refined language of the poet , but it requires corrections and clarity .
Proper vocabulary and easy style create effective writing .
1 > CLARITY
An unclear thing is hard to understand . Therefore our message should be so clear that it may not be misunderstood . Following are two major ways to achieve clarity.
i. Using plain language
We should use easy words and short sentences . Our purpose is not to show our vocabulary , but to covey the message . If it can be done in an easy way , we should not use difficult words
ii. Construct effective sentences
Clear sentences conveys meaning on the first reading .
USE → The car that he smashed is in the garage.
Instead of →
The car is in the garage that he smashed.
A business letter should be along enough to cover the subject properly – and no longer. Conciseness means means using the fewest possible words without sacrificing other
Use Instead of
Despite the fact that
In the near future
Under date of
ii. Delete needless prefaces
Use : You are late
Instead of :
I wish to let you know that you are late
iii. Avoid ” There ” sentences openers:
Use : Four rules should be followed
Instead of :
There are four rules that should be followed
Our message must contain all essential information. An incomplete message causes loss of time , and effort .
Completeness of a message may be tested on the basis of five W’s : Who , Why , Where , and When.
For example , if we are informing someone about a meeting ,
we should tell : What type of meeting ? who will attend it ? Why has it been called ? Where will it be held ? when will it be held ?
It means looking at the message from the receiver point of view . It is called
” You Attitude ” . The writer should avoid such sentences : ” We do this ” or “We do that” . The reader is not interested in what the writer does . He will not buy a thing because the seller needs money.
The reader will look at his own benefit or comfort
Correctness is the greatest quality of a message . Everything about the reader should be correct . The physical appearance , information , grammar , spelling , punctuation , capitalization , etc should be correct.
Errors , even of minor nature create a negative impression and may cause confusion.
Courtesy costs nothing but it brings much . Basically it is a mental attitude .
It shows respect and love form the reader . Courtesy makes life pleasant . A letter or Article written in a courteous way seems words .
But courtesy should be used with sincerity.
There is a saying that a picture is worth ten thousand words. Concreteness means creating clear words picture in the mind of reader. You have to make reader ” See” himself. To achieve this , use words that appeal to five senses : Sight , Sound , Touch , Hearing and Smell :p
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