A very useful technique that improves the quality of any communication is called effective listening. It is basically acting like a mirror.
You let the other person speak with no interruption, then you respond back, summarizing what you understood from the person.
What are its advantages?
- Shows attention and care to the other person.
- Gives an opportunity to clarify any misunderstanding.
- Calms your nervous system down when emotions get high and your brain sends signals to you to get angry as a way of protecting yourself.
Listen to the video for a more in-depth explanation of what reflective listening is and how to practice it.
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