8 Bad Listening Habits to

Report
Today’s Agenda:
• 8 Bad Listening Habits to Kick
• How-to ID the Important Stuff
• Bad habits to break
• ID-ing the
important stuff
Today’s Agenda:
• 8 Bad Listening Habits to Kick
• How-to ID the Important Stuff
This is soo
boring. I’m
hungry…
#1: Calling the Subject Dull
Using dry and dusty subject
matter as an excuse to let
your mind wander
Today’s Agenda:
• 8 Bad Listening Habits to Kick
• How-to ID the Important Stuff
A yellow shirt?
Ugh. Bad choice.
#2: Criticizing the Speaker
Spending valuable time
critiquing the way the speaker
looks, acts, and talks.
Today’s Agenda:
• 8 Bad Listening Habits to Kick
• How-to ID the Important Stuff
#3: Listening Only For Facts
Skipping the main ideas and
only recording disconnected
facts
Today’s Agenda:
• 8 Bad Listening Habits to Kick
• How-to ID the Important Stuff
#4: Rigidly Outlining
Forcing all lectures into an outline, even
when the speaker doesn’t present that way
Today’s Agenda:
• 8 Bad Listening Habits to Kick
• How-to ID the Important Stuff
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#5:by
Faking
attention
Looking attentive even
the facts or ideas
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anything
focused
Today’s Agenda:
• 8 Bad Listening Habits to Kick
• How-to ID the Important Stuff
#6: Tolerating Distractions
Squirming, talking, or shuffling papers in a
way that distracts themselves AND their
neighbors
Today’s Agenda:
• 8 Bad Listening Habits to Kick
• How-to ID the Important Stuff
#7: Choosing Only What’s Easy
Spending leisure time listening to mindless
TV rather than stuff that requires a brain
and builds listening skills
Today’s Agenda:
• 8 Bad Listening Habits to Kick
• How-to ID the Important Stuff
Talk 5x slower than
Think 5x faster than
#8: Wasting Difference B/ Speech and Thought Speeds
Failing to take advantage of your brain’s ability
to move faster than the speaker’s mouth
Today’s Agenda:
• 8 Bad Listening Habits to Kick
• How-to ID the Important Stuff
Today’s Agenda:
• 8 Bad Listening Habits to Kick
• How-to ID the Important Stuff
* Repeats the same information
* Slows down
* Gets louder
* Writes on the SmartBoard
Today’s Agenda:
• 8 Bad Listening Habits to Kick
• How-to ID the Important Stuff
Words and phrase
that help listeners
understand a
lecture
Today’s Agenda:
• 8 Bad Listening Habits to Kick
• How-to ID the Important Stuff
Today …
We’re focusing on…
Our goal is …
We’ll be looking at…
Today’s Agenda:
• 8 Bad Listening Habits to Kick
• How-to ID the Important Stuff
There are 3 reasons…
First…
Second…
Third…
Most important . . .
Today’s Agenda:
• 8 Bad Listening Habits to Kick
• How-to ID the Important Stuff
I.
A.
B.
II.
A.
III.
I.
For example . . .
In order to. . .
Because . . .
Also . . .
A.
B.
C.
II.
A.
III.
Today’s Agenda:
• 8 Bad Listening Habits to Kick
• How-to ID the Important Stuff
In conclusion. . .
Signal words give
To summarize
...
the listener clues
about the
content
Because
of a lecture
From this we see . . .
Today’s Agenda:
• 8 Bad Listening Habits to Kick
• How-to ID the Important Stuff
...
This is important . . .
Remember this . . .
You’re going to see this again . . .
Today’s Agenda:
• 8 Bad Listening Habits to Kick
• How-to ID the Important Stuff

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