Effective listening is a complex, multidimensional skill. It is a skill that many of us take for granted. Too bad! Anyone who takes listening for granted is missing out on major opportunities. Listening is key to your success at work…at home…at play.
IWCC believes that the skill of listening can be broken into three major categories:
Are you a good listener? Take our Listening Skills Assessment to find out. Just as we have presented three categories, we will present the Listening Skills assessment in three corresponding segments. Not only will you find out how good a listener you are, you will learn how to become an even better one.
Let’s start with the category of “Attention” in this BLOG. Attention refers to your ability to:
- focus 100% attention on a speaker during a dialogue with him or her
- tune out distractions
- “stay with” the conversation even under adverse circumstances
Listening Skills Assessment Part One: Attention