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Listening Skills

How To Listen Like A Pro

Jonathan Alpert | Posted 02.06.2015 | Healthy Living
Jonathan Alpert

Rather than thinking about a response, try to understand what they're going through at an emotional level. For example, if a friend tells you about losing a job, think about their situation and how it might impact them, not how you would feel if you were in their situation.

Listen Like You Mean It

Jennifer Rosen | Posted 01.12.2015 | Healthy Living
Jennifer Rosen

Active, conscious, wholehearted listening isn't easy. It demands patience, compassion, sustained concentration, and a willingness to set aside ego, but committing to this level of listening opens the floodgates for powerful communication.

What's in Your Mindful Toolbox? A Singing Bowl

Bonnie Levine, MA | Posted 11.21.2014 | Impact
Bonnie Levine, MA

We listened to the sound of the singing bowl on the first day of school. Actually, we listened to the sound of the bowl every day during the first week. The children were drawn to the bowl or the bell, as we sometimes called it.

This School Year, I Will Be Mostly Listening

Heidi Mulligan Walker | Posted 11.05.2014 | Parents
Heidi Mulligan Walker

When I learned how to really listen, I gave my children the gift of acceptance, regardless of the emotion it was they were feeling.

3 Things My Toddler Taught Me About Life

John Whyte, M.D., MPH | Posted 09.22.2014 | Parents
John Whyte, M.D., MPH

While I have been trying to teach him, he has been teaching me quite a bit about life and how to be successful. Skeptical that a toddler can do that? Well, consider this...

5 Skills of Really Amazing Listeners

| Kevin Duam | Posted 06.10.2014 | Small Business

Most people like to think what they have to say is important. If you or I make the effort to share thoughts, feelings, or knowledge, then we want to b...

Develop an Acute Ability to Listen

Ted Rubin | Posted 06.15.2014 | Business
Ted Rubin

With all the sales training offered out there, the most often overlooked and simplest to execute is the 'art of listening.' Unfortunately, the typical sales person always has something more to say and a difficult time shutting up.

Three Ways to Be a Better Listener

Tani Brown | Posted 05.30.2014 | Travel
Tani Brown

Respond, don't react. Rather than listening with the intent of speaking, listen with absolutely zero intention other than discovery. Don't react to what you hear, but respond to it at a later time.

How to Stop an Argument in Its Tracks

Andrea Wachter | Posted 03.10.2014 | Healthy Living
Andrea Wachter

If you are someone who finds yourself in too many argumentative conversations, give some of these tips a try. You will be amazed at how easy it is to stop an argument in its tracks.

Joan Moran: 5 Ways to Nurture Love

Red Room | Posted 02.28.2014 | Healthy Living
Red Room

Here are 5 ways that people in loving relationships can nurture their love, provide emotional guidance and support, and build a strong foundation for lasting love.

5 Skills of Good Listeners

Michelle Roya Rad | Posted 02.22.2014 | Healthy Living
Michelle Roya Rad

Good listeners have more positive interactions and healthier relationships with others because their skills are a sign of respect and caring. Good lis...

Book Review: Just Listen by Mark Goulston

Katie DiBenedetto | Posted 01.23.2014 | Books
Katie DiBenedetto

Overall, Goulston's book is about understanding people and how to get into their worlds. It takes time to form a relationship, but can be more authentic and meaningful when you use these tactics.

Everything I Need For My Job, I Learned From Improv

Erin Daruszka | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business
Erin Daruszka

I have two degrees in Communication and consider myself a good communicator as well as listener, but improv helped me to deepen those skills. I am a typical type-A personality who finds it hard to relax. Improv helped me learn to be present and being present helps you be better listener, because one of the fundamentals of improv is making your partner look good.

Why Intimacy Is The Secret Key To Health

Agapi Stassinopoulos | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Agapi Stassinopoulos

In this fast-paced world, most people are always focused on getting to the next thing, missing the moment, which creates anxiety and leaves us with a feeling of discontent. The remedy to that is doses of intimate moments, experiences and interactions.

Important Distinctions Between Litigation and Mediation

Mark Baer | Posted 01.23.2014 | Divorce
Mark Baer

Throughout the conference, the panelists kept reiterating that what occurs in court is state specific, "locale specific," and jurist specific. In other words, results vary from judge to judge based upon the judge's biases, beliefs, assumptions and values. I think this should really scare anyone and everyone.

Why Have We Stopped Listening?

Lolly Daskal | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business
Lolly Daskal

Maybe because the idea of listening is so central to our human existence, so basic, that we don't ever feel we need to work on it. But it's like any other skill. It takes practice, focus and commitment.

Listen to Me

Vicki Wilson | Posted 12.16.2013 | Parents
Vicki Wilson

Kids don't listen. Not every time. Not now and not when they're 16. Things will break. Noses. Fingers. Hearts. So how can I help him understand, help him make the right decisions when it really counts?

The #1 Skill Of Extremely Likable (And Successful) People

2013-02-21-grandparentslogo.jpg | Ashley Neglia | Posted 09.26.2013 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM Consider this research from the Associated Press: The average attention span in 2012: 8 seconds The average att...

Why We'd Rather Talk Than Listen

Mark Goulston, M.D. | Posted 11.06.2013 | Healthy Living
Mark Goulston, M.D.

In essence, listening is a sensory function, and when our brain's and mind's circuit are at sensory overload, we haven't got room for anything else coming in.

WATCH: Easy Tips For Being A Better Listener

Posted 08.28.2013 | Healthy Living

People love good listeners. Giving your full attention in a conversation is a universally admirable trait, but everyone has experienced a time when it...

The Wisdom of the Other Side

David Geller | Posted 10.28.2013 | Business
David Geller

Our need to be right -- and to prove the other side wrong -- robs us of the opportunity to learn from others.

3 Ways Listening Can Make You a Better Leader

Jose Costa | Posted 10.22.2013 | Business
Jose Costa

About 25 percent of corporate leaders aren't making the most of their listening abilities, and according to author and business advisor Ram Charan, this lack of listening could be crashing careers, ruining relationships and derailing companies.

The New Rule of Business Connecting

MaryEllen Tribby | Posted 10.15.2013 | Business
MaryEllen Tribby

After years of hearing the term networking, and even saying the word a few thousand times myself, I have really come to hate it.

Attractive and Effective Listening Using 7 Parts of the Body

Michael Rooni | Posted 10.13.2013 | Weddings
Michael Rooni

Learning to have an attractive communication is one of the easiest, fastest, yet most powerful ways of improving your relationships with others. Attractive listening is one important element of attractive communication.

Why We Should Tell the Truth (Even When It's Risky)

Nancy Colier | Posted 07.23.2013 | Healthy Living
Nancy Colier

All friendships have limitations and boundaries, some more extreme than others. We can and do choose to happily reside within such limitations. When we are honest about what we need, the response forces us to look at the truth of the friendship, its limitlessness as well as its limits.