COMG 151 Lecture 3: Listening

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In#Ch.#3#of#your#text#book
We#are#actually#really#bad at#listening
Effective/active#listening#is#a#good#skill#that#highly#successful#people#can#do#
Types#of#listening
Appreciative#listening
Listening#for#pleasure#of#enjoyment
Ex.#Music/songs,#Listening#when#watching#movie,#sound#of#the#ocean,#
persons#voice
Empathic#listening
Listening#to#provide#emotional#support#for#the#listener
Ex.#When#you#cry#for#characters#in#a#movie#(?),#someone's#dog#dies,#
counselors
Comprehensive#listening
Listening#to#understand#the#speakers#message
Ex.#Listening#in#class,#friend#telling#confusing#story
Critical#listening
Listening#to#figure#out#if#we#are#going#to#reject#or#accept#the#message#
Ex.#Political#debates/campaigns,#first#time#in#church,#evaluation,#American#
idol
Causes#of#poor#listening
Not#concentrating
Ex.#Long#lectures,#slow#speakers
Brain#can#process#about#600#words#per#minute#but#we#can#only#
listen/speak#about#100
Listening#too#hard
Jumping#to#conclusions
Might#assume#you#know#what#they#have#to#say#so#you#tune#them#out#
Focusing#on#delivery
Tune#out#the#message#because#we#are#distracted
Accents
§
Posture
§
Hand#movements
§
How#to#become#a#better#listener
Take#listening#seriously
Comprehend#what's#being#said
-
Be#an#active#listener
Don't#just#hear#the#information,#understand#it
-
Resist#distractions
-
Don't#be#diverted#by#delivery
Don't#be#distracted#my#accents#etc
-
Suspend#judgment
-
Focus#your#listening
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Develop#note#taking#skills#
Help#focus#your#attention#and#use#them#to#develop#your#own#opinions
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Listening
Thursday,# January# 21,#2016
10:47#AM
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