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Listening Tipsstudents listening

  • Resist distractions, keep your thoughts focused on the speaker

  • Judge content, not delivery

  • Do not interrupt

  • Avoid making conclusions until you hear the entire message

  • Keep an open mind

  • Concentrate on listening to the speaker

  • Maintain eye contact

  • Ask questions to clarify or expand information

  • Focus on the entire message, not just one part of the message

  • Be open to other points of view

If you are actively listening, you should feel tired after the speaker has finished.

Adapted from: John W. Newstrom and Edward E. Scannell, Games Trainers Play 1980, McGraw-Hill by The Connecticut Department of Labor, 200 Folly Brook Boulevard, Wethersfield, CT 06109


Published by the Connecticut Department of Labor, Project Management Office
Last Updated: March 14, 2011