Why is listening so important and how big of a role does it play in the overall communication process?

Let us take a look at the Webster Dictionary definition for listening: 1. An act of listening to something.

Daily Wisdom Word Definition: 1. A role in the overall communication process that is largly underestimated. 2. The ability to accurately receive and interpret messages in the communication process.

I want to write about listening today and share with you just how vital it is for the person your communicating with to know they are being heard. I would like to focus specifically on “active listening” which is a little more specific.

Listening is the key to all effective communication without the ability to listen effectively, messages are often misunderstood.

Let us take a look at the five things we can do to become a more diligent listener. 1. Pay attention. 2. Show that your listening 3. Provide feedback. 4. Defer judgment 5. Respond appropriately.

When it comes to listening, I do my very best to nod while the other person is talking, acknowledging what they are saying. My own personal pet peeve is when I feel I am not being heard. It makes me feel as if what I am saying isn’t important or interesting. I myself, even when I am doing my very best, can sometimes appear as though I am not a good listener because I am a very fidgety person, and it can appear as though I am distracted. I am also somewhat impatient, and that can result in me appearing as though I am anxious to have the other party finish what they are saying, so believe me, I feel this is a good daily wisdom word myself.

Active Listening, is a more focused way to listen involving the above 5 ways to become an active listener, and is much more comforting to the other party when you really want to work on this skill. Listening is a daily wisdom word tool, that can not only help the other party with their feelings, but help yourself, because you learn so much more about the other persons perspective, and learn more in general.

How good does it make you feel after talking with someone about a problem they may be having, to say to you, “thanks so much for listening. I feel so much better now.”?

That is why is is key to SHOW the other party as well as yourself that you can listen from the heart. Sometimes, all a person wants to know is that they are being heard, and if you repeat their words mentally inside your head as they are saying them, you will find this much easier to do. Listening from the heart in my opinion is the most important type of listening of all. This is the most important type of listening of all….

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I am so excited about our upcoming Poetry Contest Beginning September 1, 2018, and ending October 15th, 2018. You will have 45 days to submit the poetry, and there will be a judgement period with the final results being announced on November 15th, 2018.

Also, bear with us. This Website is under construction, and will eventually have a page called “Community Corner” which will be an open forum page where these types of announcements will be made. I can’t help but be excited about the upcoming changes for us!

Samantha Leboeuf
Daily Wisdom Words

Samantha Leboeuf-founder/daily wisdom words, LLC
Founder: Daily Wisdom Words, LLC. I love Poetry and am an Author as well.   There is a lot of meaning in the title of my book, Daily Wisdom Words, Volume l. My previous experience is in Sales and Marketing. Previously, I was in charge of Development through the Marketing and Sales of New Homes' in new home communities for close to 20 years.  I was a licensed Real Estate Broker selling/listing homes in the Colorado market.  While doing this, I hosted a cable network show called, "From Trees to Keys", my portion for Colorado Living Inc.. I enjoyed creating interview questions, working for Developers of New Home Communities, hosting Live on actual construction sites, describing and displaying on television camera various stages of construction as the home was built from start to finish. I interviewed various land developers, New Home Builders, Real Estate Brokers, and other people in the Real Estate Business for one year. Previous Experience: I was licensed through the "Securities and Exchange Commission" as a Principal for Limited Partnerships and sold them as well. I held a Series 22, 63, as well as License, to manage a brokerage firm called a series 39. I enjoyed running a small branch office of an Oil and Gas Company in Colorado for approximately one year. Hobbies: I have always loved Poetry and Writing.  I was declared "Permanently Disabled" due to Breast Cancer and CRPS-(Chronic Regional Pain Syndrome).  I began focusing on my writing. I volunteered for an online poetry community,  "Realistic Poetry" for approximately six months. I decided to start Daily Wisdom Words, LLC after volunteering for an online poetry community and thinking of ways that I would improve this concept and offer something for every KIND of #Writer:  Authors, Bloggers, Poets, Songwriters, Original Quote Creatives, and short story writers. I have two grown children, a son, 33, and a daughter 31,  who lives in Idaho with her husband. They have a son, my first grandchild who will be three years old, soon!  They welcomed their second child, Easton Jay into the world, 5/4//2021. Updates are necessary as my son is now married to my lovely daughter-in-law who is awesome.  She just gave birth to their first son on 5/5/2021, who is so beautiful having the name Logan James Leboeuf. This is her and my son's first child.  Hard to believe their child has a birthday one day ahead of my daughter and son-in-law's second child, Little E.  So exciting!!  I love children! Thanks so much for reading!  We humbly love this community and the members who are part of it. We think of ourselves as a family, and every member makes up part of it.  Please view our website, fully as it is constantly changing!!  We are always adding new prompts, and new content, and are so very proud to be debuting with our first podcast, "Daily Wisdom Words Podcast."  Episode #101 with Dr. Dream, Kelly Sullivan Walden.  She will be our first guest.  Please watch as it airs 6/12/2021 June 12, 2021 9:00 am pacific time.  Thank you in advance if you are new to daily wisdom words, and welcome to the family. Samantha LeBoeuf
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Judy Cummings (@guest_478)
3 years ago

Thanks. You just followed me – and I wouldn’t have known about you had you not done this. I am happy that I checked out this blog. Lots of practical wisdom here. I shared it with others.

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