Pakistan study notes for Matric, Intermediate, B.A, B.COM BSC, M.A, BCS. Free Pakistani Urdu educational school, colleges and University notes.

Ten Commandments For Good Listening

Ten Commandments For Good Listening


1. Stop talking:

You aren’t learning nothing, when you’re talking.


2. Put the talker at ease:

Make him at home so that he is free to talk.


3. Show him that you what to listen:

Look and act interested. Do not read newspaper or mail while he talks. Your lack of interest will discourage him.


4. Remove distractions:

Don’t scrawl, tap or shuffle papers, it would be better if you shut the door. Privacy reassures the speaker.


5. Empathize with the talker:

Patience makes you sober and worth speaking to. Try to put yourself in his place so that you can see his point of view.


6. Be patient:

Do not interrupt him. Allow plenty of time. Don’t start for the door or walk away. Don’t cut in.


7. Hold your temper:

If you lose your temper, you may get wrong meaning from the words. Losing your temper is your defeat.


8. Take it easy on argument and criticism:

He may calm up or get angry. In both cases he will lose. Don’t argue or you will lose. It is the test of your temperamer.


9. Ask questions:

It encourages the talker and shows you are taking interest. Putting questions attracts the attention of the listener.


10. Stop talking:

First and last principle for good listening. You learn only when you are not talking.

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