LISTENING. Listening is the key to success Listening opens up new horizons. Listening is the key to learning Listening begets listening. Why do we listen?. To gain information To get feedback To participate in another’s story. To hear of their experiences and insights
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Go to the locker (no.252) at CST station. In the locker you will find a cash box which contains the following:
Please bring me half the money.
What is the number of the locker ???
Why do people listen selectively only to what they think is important?
Talking speed versus the speed of thought.
There is a considerable difference between the speed at which people talk and the speed at which they think ….
must choose where to bury them. It would be easier to get them to the far bank but the ground is very rocky. To bring them to the near bank would be much more difficult because of the depth of the water and the speed of the current, but once on the bank the job would be relatively easier because the ground is soft.
Emerson once said...
“ What you are, sounds so loudly in my ears that I can’t hear what you say ”.
Some stumbling blocks-
English Language has nearly half a million words and an average person uses a tiny proportion, may be 3-4 thousand only.
A point worth remembering is that same words mean different things to different people.
A few of such words are –
. Call it a day
. Back ground
. Shuffle papers on your desk
. Put papers in your brief-case
. Have a glazed look
. Pick up a file and start reading
.Turn and talk to someone else
. Not respond to a question intentionally
. Continue to look at the monitor
At times signs of concentration, deep thought, comfort in the proceedings by leaning back in the chair, ….. may at times be construed as not listening.