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I sought advice from a communication specialist with more than 35 years of experience.
She told me that two components make up effective communication.
- Listening skills
- Speaking skills
3 Listening Skills for effective communication
🦻 Listening receptively
Pay attention to your partner.
Show interest by interjecting or asking questions.
Nod and look at your partner.
🗣 Listen first, then Paraphrase
Repeat in your own words what your partner said.
Doing this will give your partner feedback.
It makes sure that you have understood him or her correctly.
❓ Ask Open Questions
Is your partner expressing his feelings and desires indirectly?
Are you not sure what he's feeling?
Ask specific questions. Avoid closed questions that can only be answered with yes or no.
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