Episode 51 18 min
LEADERSHIP

Get Things To Go Your Way With Active Listening

There is one skill out there that very few people engage in, but when executed well leads to stronger social connections, increases your ability to problem solve, makes you a more interesting person, builds trust, and increases your effectiveness as a leader. That skill is active listening.

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There is one skill out there that very few people engage in, but when executed well leads to stronger social connections, increases your ability to problem solve, makes you a more interesting person, builds trust, and increases your effectiveness as a leader.

That skill is active listening.

I realize that listening seems like a no brainer, and you might feel the desire to skip over this topic, but if that’s what you’re feeling then this episode is probably exactly what you need right now.

Active listening isn’t as easy as you think. In fact it’s one of those skills that can take YEARS to perfect.

Which is why I want to run through a bit of a ‘Crash Course’ on how to improve your ability to get more out of your conversations simply by being a better listener.

In today’s episode we’ll cover:

  • How to maintain intense attention during a conversation, especially when you are naturally distractible
  • The kind of body language, eye contact, and verbal cues you need to display to show you are open to listening to what a person has to say
  • The best way to empathize with the person you are talking to so they feel comfortable opening up
  • What you need to say after they’ve completed their statement so they feel they’ve been heard and understood
  • The kind of detailed follow up questions you SHOULD be asking to keep the conversation interesting and yourself well informed
  • The exact cues you need to be looking for that tell you you’re doing a good job