People want to be heard, but who will listen? It is frustrating. We mentioned several reasons yesterday why we need to listen, but what improves our listening ability?
Remove distractions. It is hard to listen when focused on another project.
Find a quiet place. Time in a quiet place makes listening easier and beneficial.
Devote time to listen. Set aside a specific time to listen.
Stop thinking of a response. This is difficult. It is easier to think about what to say next.
These are a few suggestions. However, if applied, our ability to listen increases and communication improves.