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Lawrence Robinson, Jeanne Segal, Ph. Pause to collect your thoughts. Know your needs and wants. If your goal is to fully understand and connect with the other person, listening in an engaged way will often come naturally.

As strange as it sounds, the left side of the brain contains the primary processing centers for both speech comprehension and emotions. The more effort and practice you put in, the more instinctive and effective your communication skills will become.

Or ask friends or family if you can practice assertiveness techniques on them first. Tips for becoming an engaged listener Focus fully on the speaker. We say one thing, the other person hears something else, and misunderstandings, frustration, and conflicts ensue.

Agree to disagree, if necessary, and take time away from the situation so everyone can calm down. Become an engaged listener When communicating with others, we often focus on what we should say.

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Bring your senses to the rescue. Make one point and provide an example or supporting piece of information. Wrap up with a summary and then stop. Ask for a question to be repeated or for clarification of a statement before you respond. Each person responds differently to sensory input, so you need to find things that are soothing to you.

Recognize when you're becoming stressed. To avoid conflict and misunderstandings, you can learn how to quickly calm down before continuing a conversation. An Introduction to the Tomatis Method. If there seems to be a disconnect, reflect what has been said by paraphrasing. Speak clearly, maintain an even tone, and make eye contact.

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