Successful Listening Strategies

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Focus on the Message Content

šIdentify the theme and key components of the message

  • šMentally repeat the important details and avoid the trivial ones

  • šUnderstand and note what is not being said

    • šIdentify important facts or sequences the speaker omits

  • šNote the fashion in which something is being said

    • šNote the speaker’s nonverbal cues

    • šThis information can be just as telling as what is being communicated