Hear Now

Recently I came across an article about being a good listener. How well do we listen? It depends. Is there room for improvement? Absolutely. Sometimes we have a thousand things going on in our minds and we're paying only partial attention, if at all. When someone talks to me, I want them to know they have my full presence. And vice versa- talking to someone who really listens is a joy. Facial expressions, gestures, eye contact, tone of voice, clarifying and giving feedback (when asked for) are very helpful during conversations. I call this active listening.