The link below, redirects to one of my earlier Facebook notes. People tend to “hear”, and wait for “soundbites”, or the chance to “butt in” and intercept your conversation before listening to the entirety of your points.

Many can’t wait for you to finish speaking, and when they “respond”, their input often has nothing to do with the point that you were attempting to make, and everything to do with the point(s) that they wish to “discuss”.

In order for any conversation to be cohesive, however, all involved parties MUST be willing to “listen” and not just simply hear what others are saying. Listening, in all actuality, requires more than just the use of our ears, but the engaging of mind, body and spirit, as we attempt to communicate effectively.

George D. Goddard, B.A.

Click on the link below.

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