In one of Julian Treasure’s TED talks that we shared before, he tells us that 60% of communication is listening. So, it should be no surprise that by improving your listening skills, you also improve your communication skills as a whole.
With that in mind, here are 5 resources you can use to help you improve your listening:
- The 10 Principles of Listening
This article by SkillsYouNeed acts as a great overview of key things to consider when aiming to improve your listening. Incidentally, SkillsYouNeed.com has a whole host of articles and resources that could help you improve your listening. It’s definitely worth checking out.
- The Ultimate Leadership Podcast: How to Master the Skill of Active Listening
This podcast provides a great, detailed conversation focused on the idea of active listening. This link takes you to the podcast’s website. There you can read a brief overview of the content, find links to various ways to keep up to date with the podcast and then listen to the full episode at the bottom of the page.
- Learn about Active Listening Skills with Examples
This article acts as a perfect introduction to what active listening is, why it’s important and how it can benefit you. Plus, it uses some nice examples to clearly explain things.
- 10 Steps to Effective Listening
This Forbes article, written by Dianne Schilling, follows a similar vein to the one by SkillsYouNeed. However, here Dianne presents a structured step-by-step process to guide you smoothly through each aspect.
- How to Become an Active Listener
This quick five-minute video doesn’t just explain what active listening is, but it also gives you some useful tips along with some visual examples.
So, there you are. Our top 5 resources to help you improve your listening skills and become a better communicator.
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