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Listening Even When it's Difficult to Listen


Successful people are generally excellent listeners. They’re able to give others their full attention so that they can understand their needs and ask the right questions, even in difficult or stressful situations. They can also use their listening skills effectively to communicate their own goals and to build strong relationships with others. In this course, you'll learn common misconceptions about listening, how to hone your listening skills, and what to do when you encounter roadblocks to actively listening. You’ll also learn how being receptive to what others are saying can go a long way to breaking down the barriers to clear communication.

Lesson Objectives

  • identify common misconceptions about listening

  • recognize how to use tools to be an effective listener

  • identify how to remove distractions that interfere with effective listening

  • classify the types of thoughts and emotions that can jeopardize effective listening

  • recognize how to avoid conversation-killing statements that listeners say

  • identify techniques for listening effectively despite boredom

  • use techniques to listen effectively and overcome roadblocks to effective listening

Expected Duration (hours)

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