You learned from reading Monday’s post about how to listen four easy ways to focus on your speaker—having an intention to listen, listening, pausing, and reflecting. If you’ve practiced these techniques, please comment below on your experiences.
Today, you’ll learn more about the fruits of your practice—two huge benefits of active listening that you’ll receive.
The first benefit is that you don’t have to think ahead to what you’re going to say. When you actively listen to a speaker, your response will come out accurately and naturally. As a result, interviewers will like you more because you’ve put the speaker at ease and made him feel secure. That’s the second benefit. Your answers have shown you’ve become the person who is interested in helping an interviewer solve problems. Therefore you’ve become the job candidate or sales person a prospective employer can open up to. Eventually, it’ll be you to whom they turn in order to solve employment or job problems.
By listening, actively, you’re tuning-in to a potential employer or customer’s needs. Then you’re able to help solve them.
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