Introduction: What is Listening? How is it Important for a Reputation & Influence Management Program Julien Benjamin discusses his book and shares some insights on how to enhance your listening and comprehension skills. Why you need to be good listeners, what you can do in order to learn more about people and why listening and understanding the way people talk matters more than ever right now.
What is listening? A newscaster has been asked for the past hours, “What do you think about that news?” and finally, the newscaster answers, “And that’s the way it is.” How does it feel? It feels bad when you can’t answer a question and you are being asked to compare it to something that you thought would be easy. But no, it was actually quite hard. Despite what you thought, it doesn’t take long to understand the essence of a question, and it’s almost impossible to guess the person’s intention.
How is it important? When you are trying to communicate with someone, you need to make sure that they understand what you have to say. The best way is probably to speak clearly and concisely in a language that the other person understands. It can be quite annoying when someone speaks too fast or too slow and not in a language that you can understand easily.
How to be a good listener? Listening is very important, but it’s also quite underrated. You need to be able to listen actively and understand the other person without repeating everything they have said. You should ensure that you are not only understanding what they are saying, but also how they are saying it. You may want to check out these three simple tips of listening:
1) Ask questions – Questions allow you to understand the essence of what is being said without the need of going over and over the conversation. By asking questions, you are not only helping the other person to open up, but also trying to understand their point of view. Generally, there is more than one way of saying something and by trying to understand each of the alternatives can help you find a better solution.
How Can A Person Become a Better Listener? Learning To Hear The Unheard And Understanding People’s Lives More Easily Than Before
First of all, you have to accept the fact that listening is not only about just hearing, but also about understanding and observing. And you can’t do both at the same time, it’s a lose-lose situation. This means that the best listeners are the ones who accept the fact that they need to concentrate on listening rather than trying to understand or look for answers. After all, what’s more important than good listeners nowadays? So how can you become a better listener? The best way to become a better listener is to learn to not only hear the spoken words but also to understand their meanings and listen attentively.
One of the best ways to become a better listener is to read and study books of different genres. There are some famous novels which are still being taught in schools across the world, like “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland” by Lewis Carroll, “The Adventures of Tom Sawyer” by Mark Twain etc. Reading these famous works will give you a good understanding of how characters think, feel, and act. This, in turn, will give you a better orientation of why they say what they say while still observing their facial expressions, gestures and their entire body language.
What is the best Audio Books? And Why The Best Ones Are Not That Popular
This is a very good question and I do have an answer for you. The best audio books are not that popular because they are short. There is no need to promote them because they are not that long. Also, the best listeners are often tired of hearing the same lines over and over again all day long, every day. This is why they need to change audio books every once in a while. But if you are not a good listener, if you don’t understand the concept of listening and observing, then you might be facing some troubles in your life.
If you are a good listener, then you know that the best audio books contain information. If you are a good listener, you will know that listening is not just having your ears listening but it is observing and understanding. If this is what you are looking for, then go ahead with your life and learn to listen.
If that’s all I have to say about this short matter, I promise to leave off here. If you want to continue reading, then I am going to teach you how to make the best audio books for yourself.
You see, if you are a good listener and you don’t have an audio book in your hands, then everything is a lie. You are living in a different world. And if this is your case, then here are some tips that will help you make the very best audio books: