Listening Tips (from a public speaking instructor)

May 17 / EMILY VAJJALA, PH.D.



Listen.  No, really.  Listen.

How often do we really listen to another person?  Be honest.  Who among hasn’t been guilty of nodding our head while we forget to listen to what the other person is saying?  How many times do we ask someone’s name, but forget to listen to their answer?  How often do we fail to take the time to truly understand where someone is coming from and really pay attention to what they mean by their words?