The art of listening

We normally think that speaking is an art. A person must be so adept and skillful in order to hold his or her audiences spellbound. Apart from having good information about the topic, one must know how to deliver a moving or a powerful speech.  How about listening? Have you ever thought that listening is also an art too?

A speech would be more efficient and effective, if it had listeners who were attentive. A lot of problems in communicating and also a lot of misunderstandings are due to either not knowing how to speak or not listening well. If we could listen carefully, we would have better understanding. So in order to build a better relation we should learn how to speak and how to listen as well, because no matter how nice we talk if people do not listen well, it would be of no use.

If we listen to a person with all the stereotypes and backgrounds that we have in our mind, in fact we are partly listening to that person. So at the end we will jump to a conclusion that is not authentic and reliable; it will even create more misunderstandings than before.

So in order to boost the relationships between people, to understand better and to have a better world we need to learn how to listen carefully and attentively. 

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Comments

  • Nice blog, I do agree with you Setareh, thanks for sharing. 

  • Dear Elen, thanks for your comment.
  • Very nice article setareh, i agree with you. :)

  • Dear Evangelina, I appreciate you for taking time, reading and commenting. Mary's quote is so meaningful and beautiful. 

  • Dear Saba, you are right; impatient people mostly can not be good listeners. So we need to acquire some good features in order to be good listeners. Thanks for your comment.
  • Dear Femina, thanks for your comment. I have experienced it too; when I listen calmly and patiently I always see the good results.
  • Dear Mary, wow I love this sentence. So we should learn listening in order to understand better not to reply. Thanks for sharing it with us.
  • Dear Icha, nice point two ears and one mouth. Maybe for women it works like two mouths and one ear.:D thanks for your nice comment.
  • Dear A738, thanks for your comment. The Australian police saved many lives just by striking a cozy conversation and listening to their stories. Thanks for sharing it. You are welcomed any time.
  • Dear Sameer, I didn't say that those who speaks well necessarily have good knowledge. My point is listening well which will bring good changes to our world.
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