It*s Good to Be Me

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Welcome back!
I hope everyone had a great holiday!
It’s Good to Be Me
Because “I’m a Good Listener”
Listening
Have you ever been in the middle of a
conversation when the person you are talking
to just gets up and walks away? Or fiddles in
the chair? Or looks everywhere but at you?
How does this make you feel? Most people
feel hurt. The listener acts as though he or
she has absolutely no interest in what the
speaker has to say. And yet, when it is their
turn to talk, they expect, if not demand,
attention.
Are you a good
listener or a bad
listener?
Let’s take a look and see
which one you think you
are.
Does not look at
the person speaking
What would
you like for
tea tonight
my dear?
The bad listener
Does not answer in the
correct way
It’s outside in
the garden
Hurry up I
haven’t
got all day
I’m not sure
how to say this
Rushes the speaker
Interrupts the person
speaking
Do you want
a game of
football?
I was just flying
down Combermere
Road when
suddenly…
Doesn’t ask appropriate
questions
How many
eggs are in
half a
dozen?
The world is
made up of
lots of
different
countries
Looks at the person who
is speaking
What would
you like for
tea tonight
my dear?
The good listener
Answers in the correct way to show
that they have listened
Please could
I have a ham
salad
Does not rush the speaker
It’s ok just
take your
time
I’m not sure how
to say this
Does not interrupt the person
speaking
I’ll wait until he
is finished
before I say
anything
I was just flying
down Combermere
Road when
suddenly…
How many
countries are
there sir?
Asks appropriate
questions
The world is
made up of
lots of
different
countries
Here are some
tips for being a
good listener
1. Give your full attention to the person who is speaking.
2. Make sure your mind is focused. If you feel your mind wandering,
change the position of your body and try to concentrate on the
speaker’s words.
3. Let the speaker finish before you begin to talk.
4. Let yourself finish listening before you begin to speak.
5. Listen for main ideas. The main ideas are the most important
points the speaker wants to get across.
6. Ask questions. If you are not sure what the speaker has said, just
ask.
7. Give feedback. Sit up straight and look directly at the speaker.
Now and then, nod to show that you understand. At appropriate
points you may also smile, frown, laugh, or be silent. These are all
ways to let the speaker know that you are really listening. Remember,
you listen with your face as well as your ears!
It’s Good to Be Me
Because “I’m a Good Listener”

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