Listening Skills: Are You Really a Good Listener?

During your job search, chances are that one in-demand soft skill comes up more than any other: communication. What many people fail to realize, however, is that communication is a two-way street. Being able to present yourself and your ideas effectively is certainly important, but you can’t forget the other side of the equation… listening skills.

Are you really a good listener?

How often do you find yourself thinking about what you’re going to say next… even before the person you are communicating with has finished talking? We all do it to some extent.  But being a really good listener is about taking the time to hear, and to process, what other people are saying.

Listening skills may not come easily to many. But they can be improved with practice. And that is where this infographic from Business Travel comes into play. Here, they help you determine if you’re a good listener now. And, even better, they provide nine tips for becoming an even better listener…. and a better communicator.

So take a look… and then take the time to listen.

 

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