Brandon Abrahamse

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WHY YOUR EARS MIGHT BE FAILING YOU

by Kwote<p>Listening is one of the most crucial skills you can develop as a scratch dj. So why is it that people rarely, if ever, address it? After all, …

An Exercise to Become a More Powerful Listener

Listening is often considered the softest of the soft skills. So the idea of being a <i>powerful</i> listener can seem like an oxymoron. And yet, my work with executives has taught me that when they really listen to discover what is essential, the impact can be astonishing. It’s one of the most important …

How to Listen When Someone Is Venting

Disclaimer: It’s probably not a good idea to read this before you eat.<p>I still remember how it felt when, as a medical student, I drained my first abscess in a patient. We called the procedure “I & D” which stands for “Incision and Drainage” (I told you not to read this just before you eat).<p>When you …

Why ‘active listening’ will make you more productive, and how to do it

<b>Takeaway</b>: Actively listening to someone (completely focusing on what they say) makes you more productive, because it lets you develop deeper …

Predatory Listening: Are You Guilty, Too?

Have you done it? I know I have and your friends and family have probably done it too? It's something that most don't like, it's considered to be rude, and it demonstrates that the speaker's comments aren't important, the listener isn't interested, or there is an uncontrollable necessity to respond …

Four Reasons You Should be Talking About Active Listeners - Early Years Business Magazine

Communication is such a necessary tool for children, parents, staff and professionals alike have different requirements and their levels of …

10 Important Skills for Active Listening

January, 2015 <br>Listening is an important skill that, unfortunately, is not given its due worth in school curricula. Listening is the key to …

The Crucial Body Part All Great Leaders Must Enhance

Nope, we’re not talking about your heart. Listen up: Here are three ways to better use that most important collection of cartilage–the ear.<p>When the newscasters announced this past spring that there would be an influx of billions of chirping, buzzing cicadas across the Eastern United States, people …

Happiness With Others 8: Listen, Listen, Listen

Imagine yourself sitting comfortably in a huge lounge chair, a soft blanket covering your lap and legs. Outside the panoramic floor to ceiling …

Harnessing the Power of Your Biggest Listening Distraction

When I read a title like that I immediately start thinking things like:<p>I wonder what he thinks the biggest listening distraction is? Will I agree? …

Listening

“Listening…means entering the private perceptual world of the other and becoming thoroughly at home in it. It involves being sensitive, moment by …

Examine How You Listen

<b>“The word LISTEN contains the same letters as the word SILENT” ∞ Alfred Brendel</b><p>Most of us think we know how to listen. We don’t, and growing up we …

Listening to People

Recently the top executives of a major manufacturing plant in the Chicago area were asked to survey the role that listening plays in their work. Later, an executive seminar on listening was held. Here are three typical comments made by participants:<p>“Frankly, I had never thought of listening as an …

Dialogue Exercise – Listening Skills

Our most recent Creative Writing assignment was to practice dialogue. Our goal was to present two characters in conflict, but show the argument only …

Why Listening Is the Master Skill

In another post I pointed to eight people skills that are key to effective coaching and mentioned a free ebook that summarizes these skills, <b>Support</b> …

9 Things Good Listeners Do Differently

Despite being taught the importance of listening from a young age -- think about how many teachers have asked you to "put your listening ears on" -- the truth is, most of us aren't as good at the skill as we ought to be.<p>Research shows that the average person listens with only 25 percent efficiency …

5 Essential Tips for Developing Listening Skills

One of the key barriers to effective communication is lack of listening skills. Listening with complete concentration and empathy is the key to …

Listening - Something Forgotten Among Communication and Life Skills

Close<p>InfoBarrel > Health > Mental Health > Self Improvement<p>InfoBarrel<p>Listening is an essential life skill but has lost much of its importance in …

5 Common Reasons You Tune People Out

Understanding these common barriers to effective listening is the first step to becoming a better, more engaging leader.<p>What transforms a conversation from casual advice into a constructive experience? Listening.<p>Hearing is a basic human function, but listening is an essential tool that a leader …

If You Want People to Listen, Stop Talking

Andrew Nguyen<p>George*, a managing director at a large financial services firm, had an uncanny ability to move a roomful of people to his perspective. What George said was not always popular, but he was a master persuader.<p>It wasn’t his title — he often swayed colleagues at the same hierarchical …

5 Skills of Really Amazing Listeners

Most people like to think what they have to say is important. If you or I make the effort to share thoughts, feelings, or knowledge, then we want to believe the intended recipient is listening. But honestly, many people are too distracted to really take it all in when someone else is doing the …

The dying art of listening

Listening Is an Art, and Mastering it Will Make You a Great Leader

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Wise businesspeople and leaders listen carefully. They listen to their peers, they listen to their staffs and they listen to their friends and family.<p>Carefully listening is especially important during business meetings. Many managers and …

7 Ways to Create a Listening Culture - Let's Grow Leaders

If you could wave a magic wand and suddenly make every employee in your organization proficient in one behavior what would that be? Critical …

Employee Engagement

Ready to Learn? The Key Is Listening With Intention

Listening and observing can be passive activities—in one ear and out the other, as our mothers used to say. Or they can be rich, active, intense …

How Caregivers Can Practice “Listening With Intention”

Many people do not take the time to listen carefully to one another, and for this reason, hurt feelings and misunderstandings abound. Caregivers can …

12 Great Communication Secrets You've Never Heard | Inc.com

Being a great leader and doing great work are important, but to be truly successful you need to know how to be a great communicator.<p>What makes one person better at it than another is often a matter of a few little-known communication skills. Here are the 12 most valuable ones.<p>1. Connect with …

Public Speaking