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Is Listening The Most Crucial Part of A Real Conversation?

Is Listening The Most Crucial Part of A Real Conversation?  – Ways To Become a PRO Listener and Understand people better in 2023

Livebeam connects people from various parts of the world. The social media communication platform has been fostering new relationships and productive conversations.

Livebeam has been able to attain the feats they have by promoting a clear understanding of what communication entails.

There’s a level of attention it takes to have a real conversation. It involves a sender and a receiver exchanging information through whatever media is available.

This attention is directly linked to how you listen and are able to give a feedback. Listening is very important in a conversation and it has been tipped to be the most important component of communication; so we, at Livebeam, feel it is important to understand its full essence.

How Important is Listening in a Conversation?

In understanding the sheer importance of listening, you need to break down communication.

The key components of communication basically involve a sender encoding a message to a receiver using a medium of transmission; to round up the process, the receiver has to decode the message and give a feedback.

The first point to note here is that communication is incomplete without a feedback. Feedback can come in form of a reply or an action.

Quality feedback can only be provided if the receiver was listening well enough to understand the context, the message, and the medium of transmission.

Don’t get it wrong, effective listening involves more than using your ears. It includes everything in and around the perception of what the sender is encoding (i.e decoding, understanding, remembering, etc.).

Listening is the one action that links the sender to the receiver, and it has many benefits which include:

It Prevents Misunderstandings

The major part of communication is non-verbal, yet, listening still applies. In order to avoid conflicts and different kinds of misunderstanding you need to assimilate the message as the sender intended it – this can only be possible with effective listening.

It Strengthens Relationship

What is communication if it doesn’t build some sort of bond? Livebeam has been adequately set up to build relationships among all genders, races, religions, and nationalities.

This can only be possible with good listeners. When you listen you are able to gain knowledge of other people’s cultures and practices and appreciate whatever direction they are coming from.

It Promotes Empathy

It is not enough to understand what a person is saying but also their point of view. That extra incentive needed is empathy. With empathy, you rise a level above the words being said and put them in the right context and environment.

And once again it all boils down to listening. You can only be empathic by something or someone you understand, and understanding is born out of effective listening.

How Do You Become a PRO Listener?

2023 can be your most attentive year yet and it all depends on you reading this and following through.

With the incoming tips, you will avoid communication breakdowns, semantics conflicts, and other avoidable friction.You will also be able to foster growth in relationships and new partnerships.

You can practice this new knowledge on Livebeam and get more confident holding real conversations and listening properly.

Learning to listen is not something to be ashamed of. It is quite difficult. Alongside writing, listening is among the hardest parts of international English language tests such as IELTS and TOEFL.

Fortunately, it is something you can be put on track with the right guidance.

Here are 5 ways you can improve your listening skills, brought to you by Livebeam:

Assess The Medium of Transmission Before Communication

The first step to listening properly is to make sure what you are listening to is not compromised.

You want the exact message encoded by the sender to get to you and the only link where distortion can happen is the medium the message takes to get there. Is it a phone call? A text? Or a Livebeam chat?

You have to make sure there are no communication barriers preventing you from receiving an uncompromised message.

In present times, there are several types of mediums. From the various social media platforms, including Livebeam, internet-enabled communications and other types of device media.

Face-to-face conversations remain the best medium to ensure an uncompromised message but you can always work intentionally to make use of other media and still retrieve the full idea behind a message.

Don’t Think About Your Reply While Listening

If you have been following, then you are aware that after listening, comprehension and feedback are expected.

However, these all rest on the pillar of effective listening. Effective listening is patient and requires you to pay full attention to the speaker.

You may feel triggered or already have a reply for a part of the message but it is important to wait till the end in case some part of your inquiry will be cleared out.

Rushing into a reply spontaneously is characteristic of defensive listening, and that is not what you want to be doing in the new year.

Don’t Interrupt the Speaker

Users of Livebeam have been enjoying good and engaging conversations backed by great replies. The respect developed among the members of the international platform is one of the standout traits of Livebeam.

By joining the community you set yourself up to have real conversations with people of value.

One of the first rules of respect in communication is not interrupting the speaker. The sender always has a message structured and you will do them an injustice by not letting them follow their format.

They may be wrong or ambiguous, but by letting it all out, it provides an avenue to make corrections and interpretations easier.

Avoid All Forms of Prejudice

We are all humans and are usually tilted toward a certain type of prejudice. Prejudice is both a psychological and anatomical trait that affects our decisions and lifestyle. It is quite normal but doesn’t have to affect our listening.

When listening to another person, it is good practice to set aside all you know or think you know and just see things from the perspective of the speaker.

Once you do this and process the message, you can now decide if it is meaningful or will need to be corrected by the information you know previously.

A value Livebeam holds so dearly is acceptance. The community urges everyone to be themselves and accept others as they are. This way prejudice is reduced and openness is promoted.

Ask Questions When Unclear

The truth is that a message could still be misinterpreted or misunderstood even during effective listening.

This would be due to things like using a faulted media or just a fault from the sender.

Seeing as the sender could initially send wrong messages, a good way effective listeners promote listening is by asking for clarifications or repetitions. This gives you another chance at listening and processing the information.

Questions could also come in form of stating what you understood after decoding the message and asking if your interpretation is correct. Getting a positive answer serves as the instigator of other listening processes such as storage and remembrance.

Questions lead to clarity and promotion of relationships. If we were to end this article with a question, it simply would be, when will you sign up to Livebeam?

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