Example Good/Poor Listener Explanation


1. Looks for new learning Good listener Effective listeners find areas of interest in whatever they are listening to.

 One way to do this is to look for things in the communication that you did not know before, thus increasing your learning while you listen.



2. Resists difficult material in favor of light, recreational material Poor listener Effective listeners exercise their minds as they listen. Light, recreational material doesn’t provide a mental workout; it only entertains and diverts the mind. The game of Angry Birds won’t increase your brainpower



3. Shows no energy; forgets what the speaker says Poor listener Effective listeners work at listening. If you forget

 what a person has said immediately after the words come out of his or her mouth, it is an indication that you are not putting any effort or energy into your listening.