Communication Skills Hints


Do you mind if I strap your PDA to my forehead?
October 31, 2011, 2:40 am
Filed under: Uncategorized

Do you mind if I strap your PDA to my forehead so I can pretend you’re looking at me when I talk?  This was the question in a recent Bizzaro cartoon.  Aside from the commentary on the broad spread addiction to PDA’s, this is an unfortunately all too accurate assessment of many people’s listening skills.  Most people attribute a high percentage of communicating to others to body language.  This is equally true with listening.  Giving people your undivided attention when you are listening to them provides several advantages.  It provides a more comfortable environment for the speaker.  It thus encourages the person to keep talking, aka providing you information about their perspective.  Strategically, this provides us with an enhanced capability to influence others and resolve conflicts.  

 

Advertisements

Leave a Comment so far
Leave a comment



Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s



%d bloggers like this: