Public Speaking Tips : Active Listening Skills
To be a good speaker, we need to be a good listener.
Here are some good resources on active listening skills:
Improving Listening Skill: 10 Ways to Better Listening by Dana
“At one point or another you’ve probably heard the following “You were given two ears and one mouth for a reason; to listen twice as much as you speak.” How many of us actually listen twice as much as we speak?…We are so busy thinking about what we are going to say next that we don’t even hear everything a speaker says. We use a speaker’s comments as a spring board to jump to what we want to talk about…”
Talk Less and Listen More by the people of Give More Media
My Turn: Walking My Walk (an article from TOASTMASTER Oct 2007 Issue)
“The greatest thing I have learned from Toastmasters is how to listen. It is important to listen to what is being said, how it is being said and who is speaking. That, to me, is the most important part of communication… ”
By Oshiomowe R. Momodu-Busari, ACB, CL
If you are living in Singapore, you are welcome to visit Kowloon-Singapore Toastmasters Club (KSTMC).
You can be a better speaker as well as a better listener by joining toastmasters.