how to be a better listener*

Put our phones AWAY!

(Laying it down isn’t enough.)

Whomever you are taking with, look the person in the eyes. Notice their expressions.

Really ‘hear’ them not just what they are saying, but how it is being said. Remember, body language speaks loudly too!

Don’t interrupt to add your comments, you will get a chance to speak.

When we don’t do these things, we are telling the person we really aren’t interested in what they are saying.

We all have room for improvement, but strive to be a better listener.

Everyone should be quick to listen, slow to speak, and slow to become angry.” James 1.19

Whoever heeds discipline shows the way to life,
but whoever ignores correction leads others astray
.” Revelation 3.20

Be a good listener.

Heed correction.

be.the.church

*the title of this post and first 5 paragraphs (with some editing) come from a social media post. Thanks, CG.

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