Listening is the first requirement for good communication

Listening is the first requirement for good communication

Whether you’re religious or not, the Pope makes a good point when he says the ability to listen is the first requirement for good communication.

He went on to state that listening means… “paying attention, wanting to understand, to value, to respect and to ponder what the other person says.”

As leader of the Roman Catholic Church, the Pope could teach leaders of industry a thing or two about good communication.

All too often senior business managers are only interested in what they want to say, not what their target audience wants to hear.

If these managers spent more time listening to their target audience and, as a result, understanding them, they would immediately start communicating better.

At theblueballroom, we make sure we listen and understand before we communicate. If you want to find out how to communicate better, why not give us a call on +44 (0)1252 899950?

 

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