Does anyone ever really listen anymore? Really??

October 22, 2019

Does anyone ever really listen anymore? Really??

There is so much going on in our moment to moment lives, that listening and being present is oftentimes a farce. The best way of finding out if anyone is listening is to ask them to repeat what was being discussed. Sound insulting to ask someone? I think it is more problematic to not get done what is needed because we are too busy being busy.

Technology has not helped our listening and communication skills. The anachronisms we substitute in communicating in texting just carries over to our other written conversations. I received a proposal for services written in text shorthand. When did it become OK to not spell out the entire word in a proposal? U r not getting my business.

My solution is so easy. Take a deep breath (or three) and be present to what is going on around you. Busy is not effective. Immediate texting is not always efficient. Adding a new app is not research. Ask your colleagues how your listening really is…be prepared to hear some honest feedback.

FREE listening test. Take the test, you deserve to know.

Natalie R. Manor

Natalie R. Manor is a consultant, executive business coach, speaker, 5 time author and extraordinary facilitator.  Her consulting firm, Natalie Manor & Associates NMA, has attracted global success seeking clients and organizations for 30+ years.

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