Health Tip

HEALTH TIP: Did you know:

  • Most of us are distracted, preoccupied or forgetful about 75% of the time we should be listening.
  • We listen at 125-250 words per minute, but think at 1000-3000 words per minute.
  • Immediately after we listen to someone, we only recall about 50% of what they said.
  • Long-term, we only remember 20% of what we hear.
  • More than 35 business studies indicate that listening is a top skill needed for success in business.

So, how do you improve your listening skills?

  • Listen to understand, not to respond
  • Be quiet
  • Let them finish their thoughts
  • Maintain eye contact
  • Ask questions to ensure that you understand