Effective Communication Skills Essay

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Listening is a vital element of communication and it is very much different from hearing sense of human. A meaningful communication requires both a good listener and a speaker. However, the effect of a listening style may vary depending on the occasions and situations a listener is in. Sometimes, speaker exhibit ineffective style such as defensiveness, ambushing, pseudo-listening, stage hogging and selective listening in their communication tracks.

I am a good listener because I pay my whole attention to the speaker commentswho comes to me so they can be heard. People like to know they have been heard and I can do that job very well but hearing and truly listening are two different things. In my opinion, listening engage you to
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Thus, I attend my speaker with my full concentration as they speak, overcoming distractions and even going so far as to forgive a speaker's poor communication skills. Simply by paying attention, I can build an unspoken rapport with my speaker.
Paraphrasing is another element essential in the good listening habits. I try to make sure in gathering input from the speaker or loosely summarize whatalready have said in order to feel them they have been listened. Paraphrasing also urges a speaker to clarify his comments as well as permitting him to know that these comments have been heard.
Understanding often involves emotion of a good listener. I consider a job well done if it allows the speaker to become slightly uninhibited during the communication process because if speakers are being criticized by a listener, they show inhibition while speaking in the conversation. By expressing empathy and understanding while listening requires flexibility, I encourage them to be candid while expressing their emotions. I involved myself in their conversation as I express I am in their shoes so they feel more candid as they speak.
I feel that speaker should have freedom to express themselves completely before attempting to interrupt for comments or questions regarding what they are saying. This again requires understanding and patience from a good listener. Interrupting a speaker is likely to be a interpreted as a sign of rudeness. According
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