Module 3 Discussion: Listening

Write a fictional post about someone not listening in an effective way. It may be based on a real scenario you’ve witnessed or experienced, but you should write it as a story, and feel free to make things up.

Step 1: Briefly describe the scenario.

Step 2: List the things that are getting in the way of the person listening. Be honest and cite specifics. For example, wandering thoughts about another subject.

Step 3: Pick one or two items from the list and identify ways listeners physically show that they are having that problem during listening. For example, when they have wandering thoughts they don’t look at the speaker.

Step 4: How could this ineffective listener improve their listening? Consider the techniques outlined in this module.