As a child I was taught to listen when someone was talking. As I grew into a teenager I found I knew everything about everything! And now I have got over that, I find that the more I learn, the more I realise there is a so much I don’t know…Yet!
It is easy to be distracted when someone is talking, especially at networking events when we might be a bit nervous of our turn to speak, and what we are going to say. The only way to properly hear what is being said is to shut up and focus on what is being said. Pay attention to the NOW, as that’s the only time you will hear what is said.
Once you make the effort to listen, the next step is to remember what was said, you can always make some brief notes as a reminder. It is always impressive when you can recount a conversation and it shows you were paying attention. I have lost count of the times that I learnt something useful for the benefit of my business by listening to the people I meet.
Listening is a skill you can learn to do better. It only takes a bit of concentration and practice.
How will you train yourself to learn to listen and then use the information you heard?
Listening and learning are great; it’s what you do about those learnings that count. If you only take one learning from a meeting or talk and implement it into your business, how much difference could it make?
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