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greg dahlen

Alumnus, academy of achievement

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how to be a good listener?

I often read that it's very important to be a good listener. Any tips you have for how to be one?

If someone were a bad listener, could they still have a good life?

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well, I believe the most helpful thing I learned is that one of my biggest impediments to listening well is having worries on my mind that I'm trying to solve whilst also trying to listen to another person talk about entirely different subjects. Thus I need to find a way to deal with these worries, and when I have, I am a better listener.

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  • Oct 22 2013: Using your body language as a response has done many good to me.

    Asking interesting questions to motivate the conversation on the speaker side can show a sign of active listening and makes people more comfortable in sharing.

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