Be a good listener.
And don’t worry, there are few really innate good listeners around.
I know only a few but they are really good. Some have the natural ability and others acquired their skills.
In the broadcasting business where I have resided, we talk a lot and could listen more.
That’s a good first step.
Then, be able to recap conversations after you hear them to see if you can recall what the other person said.
And finally, be able to do that recap to the person you were listening to and when they confirm you got it right, you have become a great listener.
A lot of what ails us in this world is our collective inability to let the other person speak while we take mental notes.
In a self-absorbed world, the individual who can master this skill will achieve both career success and personal happiness.
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