Episode 66

7 Ways to Improve your Active Listening Skills

Published on: 15th September, 2022

Most of us think we’re good listeners. But are we really?

What does it mean to be an active listener in an art discussion, guided tour or educational programme in the museum? 

Listening is one of the most important skills in our toolbox. But few of us know how to really listen. It's just not something we're taught.

It requires both time and practise to develop effective listening skills. And it’s a challenge - when we’re listening our minds naturally tend to wander and our concentration can come and go..

Listening is an essential skill for us - without active listening, discussions remain on the surface level without truly engaging all the participants.

Today's episode will help you to work on your listening skills. First I'm exploring the 4 different levels of listening.

Then I'm sharing 7 tips with you to improve your active listening skills and help you to choose the right level of listening for when you’re communicating with others.

Share this one widely - listening is one of the keys to a better society!


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