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Listening to Speeches Notes I. Listening A. Hearing: act of sound waves hitting eardrum 1. cognitive response to stimuli 2. smallest bones in body 3. Hear person out 4. Self centered: don’t listen 5. Taught to express ourselves and not listen 6. Attention span: on average 18 seconds B. Listening: is with the eyes and ears C. On average people speak 120-150 words per a minute and think 400-800 words a minute. D. Stress drinking, smoking, loud music: in cars, headphones can all affect hearing II. Types of Listening A. Appreciative: Listening for pure joy B. Empathic: listening for emotions 1. Ex. Obama is a controlled speaker when angry he talks short and choppy.
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Unformatted text preview: C. Comprehensive: picking up what you’re saying and thinking D. Critical: listening both with your eyes and ears III. What hinders you from listening A. disinterest from topic B. 18 second attention span C. stress D. monotone E. volume F. Not concentrating G. Listening too hard H. Jumping to conclusions I. Focusing on appearance J. Lack of Confidence K. Unpreparedness L. Attitude when giving speech M. Lack of eye contact IV. How to become a better listener A. Take it seriously B. Be active, allow questions C. Don’t worry about appearance or delivery D. Suspend judgment – avoid prejudice E. Develop a good set of notetaking skills...
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