Keeping attention while listening is becoming increasingly difficult for all of us; conscious listening, the kind that makes us fully appreciate the speaker’s message and enables us to take appropriate action, is getting rarer and rarer.
For, we easily realize that people are not listening, but we are not so aware of the lack of attention we pay to others.
In the picture I have listed some of the causes that compromise the quality of conscious listening: if you agree that conscious listening has a strong influence on the quality of your life then you understand that practising it is in your interest.
During my courses on listening, I propose to participants an exercise that can help gradually regain the habit of listening and increase conscious listening.
Here is the description for you.
The opportunities to practice in environments with multiple sound sources are many: a pub, your home, the supermarket, and a restaurant are just a few examples.
The exercise will help you to:
I forgot: let me know what happened!
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