Listening

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1. What listening requires?
Listening is a process wherein a person uses his or her sense of hearing to successfully interpret a message in a communication process. There are a number of different requirements to be able to attain effective listening. Of course, the receiver should lend his or her ear and keep quiet, respect the one who is talking. In respecting the speaker, his mannerisms or habits and his and your differences in language should also be taken note of. Also, an open mind is also considered- accept the ideas and opinions of the speaker. The receiver should also focus and concentrate in what is being said to be able to fully and correctly understand the message to be conveyed. Another requirement is the simple responses all throughout the listening process. Simply nodding and maintaining eye contact will give the speaker an easier way to let all his thoughts out. Avoiding distractions or barriers is also a help in having successful listening. Also affecting the listening process are non-verbal symbols like the volume, tone, pitch and intonation of the speaker. The body language, such as facial expressions and eye contact, can also affect the listening process, therefore should also be considered. Lastly, the most important thing is to listen to the message’s essence and meaning, understand it, and don’t just listen to the words coming out from the speaker.
2. Five listening barriers and its corresponding solutions:
a. Distractions- The noise around and the different thoughts inside the receiver’s head will lessen the possibility of understanding the message being delivered. Improving focus and attention, being aware and paying more attention to the speaker will mitigate this issue.
b. Culture and beliefs- Having strong conviction about points of view in life will affect the listening process, because the receiver will just stick to his own…...

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