The Art of Listening
Did you know that immediately after speaking with someone we forget 50% of what was said? Why is that? It is because we may be hearing what is said, but we are not fully listening to what is being said. With all our daily distractions, it is sometimes hard to focus on conversations, but listening is an important part of our success --at school, at work and in our relationships. This week we focus on the difference between "Hearing -- the awareness of sound" and "Listening -- the conscious effort to pay attention to something and take it into account."