Can you explain what active listening is in one sentence?
Listen carefully and thoughtfully. Respect what the other person is saying. Focus on understanding the speaker.
The Power of Active Listening
Active Listening: The practice of being fully engaged in the conversation with your full attention, without distractions or judgments. Empathy: The ability to understand and share the feelings of another person. Reflection: The process of reflecting back what was said to help the speaker explore their feelings and ideas.
In what ways can you be an active listener?
- Making eye contact
- Asking questions to show interest
- Focusing on the speaker
- Restating what the speaker said
Active listening helps build relationships and create a safe space for communication. Active listening is a skill that can be developed with practice. Many world-renowned leaders use active listening to help them make decisions.
Draw / write: What does it mean to be an active listener?
Draw / write: How do we use active listening in our daily lives?
What have you learned about active listening?
How has active listening helped you in a conversation?