A lot of us hear people talking, but how many of us actually listen to what others may have to say? The most important thing in communication is to hear what isn’t being said. An effective and good communicator is a sign of a sound mind, a successful leader, and someone who is open to ideas and can work on them.
Being an effective speaker is also equally important. You need confidence, passion, and engagement with the audience to successfully make sure your message is conveyed and has a positive effect.
You never get a second chance to make your first impression, and which is why your listening and hearing skills are very important. In order to be the most efficient speaker in the room, learn to enunciate, and adapt a proper diction in your speech. This shows you have a grasp over the language you are conversing in, and are a confident, headstrong person.
Speaking well will also help you increase your influence in the decision-making process and help gain the respect of others very quickly. It will also attract people of your dynamic. If you’re a good speaker you will influence people, have aroused passion, and motivate people around. That should be the aim of a good speaker.
Speaking is an important aspect of communication and helps solidify your commitments in terms of personal, professional, and social relationships.
Whereas, being a good listener can also be a sign of personal development. It is without a doubt that good listening skills lead to more meaningful relationships and less frustrating situations in real life. Listening is an action we consciously take. When we listen, we go beyond simply hearing words by giving our attention to what is being said.
If you want to improve your life practically, socially, and developmentally, become a better listener.
“We have two ears and one mouth so we can listen twice as much as we speak.”- Epictetus
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