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. This
- shows attention and care to the other person.
- gives an opportunity to clarify any misunderstanding.
- calms your nervous system down when the 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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