It does not mean that you must agree simply that you understand what they are

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It does not mean that you must agree, simply that you understand what they are saying and how they are feeling. When you can relate to another at this level, you respect them as a human being. And it is this need that people have to feel respected-for simply being alive, for having thoughts and ideas and a perspective-that lessens people's fear of insignificance. It makes people feel important when you show them that they matter simply by listening to them. Communication is a powerful tool, perhaps the most powerful tool we have as human beings. It has the power to hurt or heal, hinder or help, tear down, tear apart, or bring together. Only 7% of communication is verbal. This means, it is what you say when you are not speaking that matters most. This includes your actions, body language, and presence-how you show up in the world through your attitude, mood, and energy-as well as how you do what you do, how you say what you say, and your ability to listen to understand.
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Master the skill with these steps There are three steps to mastering the skill of listening 1. Give the person your full attention This is not a time to multitask. If you are doing something else, then your attention is there and not on listening to understand. For example, if you're washing dishes and your child wants to tell you something, stop what you're doing and turn to your child. If you need a few minutes to finish that project or email before comfortably being interrupted by an employee, then let the person know that. Create the space you need to be able to listen completely. This empowers you to take control of your interruptions and to choose what you
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