5 Simple Ways to be a Better Listener

1. Clear some space

Removing everything that isn’t related to the conversation at hand.

2. Control your limbs

Avoid behaviors that distract others and cause them to think you aren’t listening.

3. Ask questions

The best listeners make a regular practice of asking thoughtful questions.

4. Make a move

When you know you’ll be sitting for an extended period of time, put in a few minutes of exercise ahead of time.

5. Enforce a “no-fly zone”

Set aside a block of time each day that is completely free from the buzzing flotsam of media and work inputs.

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