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Are You A Good Listener?

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We hear a lot about how to speak well in public, but very little about how to learn the equally important art of listening properly to others. This video describes four steps to becoming a good listener. 

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Being a good listener is an essential skill that all people could probably work on. Need some more ideas about how to improve your own listening skills? Start with: 9 Things Good Listeners Do Differently. Learn how to be an active listener here! Interested in building resilience? Start with some good listening skills like "echoing." Read more about it in this article.

What is the science behind actually hearing something? Check out this New York Times article and find out: The Science and Art of Listening. Been hearing a lot about emotional intelligence? Listening is part of it. How to Be Emotionally Intelligent is an awesome article to read and get some more information.

Need a TED Talk on this topic? Try: 5 ways to listen better by Julian Treasure and 10 ways to have a better conversation by Celeste Headlee.

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