Part 1 (Due Sunday at 11:59 PM)
2.3 Discussion Board: Are You Listening To Me?
·”I remind myself every morning: Nothing I say this day will teach me anything. So if I’m going to learn, I must do it by listening.” – Larry King
·”When you talk, you are only repeating what you already know. But when you listen, you might learn something new.” – The Dalai Lama
·”Knowledge speaks, but wisdom listens.” – Jimi Hendrix
·”I like to listen.I have learned a great deal from listening carefully…When people talk,listen completely. Most people never listen.” – Ernest Hemingway
Depending on the communication textbook you read,poor listening skills can result from any of a number of barriers to effective listening. Consider this partial list of barriers:
·Selective Listening- picking and choosing those parts of the message that suit our purposes.
·False Listening- pretending to listen by giving signals, such as nodding ourheads, thatwould indicate we are listening, though we are focused elsewhere.
·Impatient Listening- mentally preparing our response while “listening,” preventing us from fully attending to the speaker.
·Discourteous Listening- interrupting the speaker unnecessarily before he or she has finished speaking.
·Not Concentrating- interrupting our own listening by thinking about other things.
·Listening Too Hard- taking in thespeaker’severy word as if every word were equally important.
·Jumping to Conclusions- putting words into the “speaker’s mouth”; assuming you know what the speaker is going to say before she or he has finished speaking.
·Focusing on Delivery and Personal Appearance- judging people by the way they look or speak, and not listening to what they say.