Attending skills Posture The listener usually leans slightly toward the speaker in a relaxed manner. Relaxation is important because tenseness tends to take the focus off the other. An open posture is a sign that the listener is open to what the other has to say. The other should be faced during the conversation. Gestures [...]
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Attending Skills overview Attending is giving physical and psychological attention to others in a communication situation. Effective attending conveys non-verbally that the listener is interested an is paying careful attention to the other. Effective physical attending takes place when the listener adopts a posture of involvement, including facing the speaker and leaning slightly toward him [...]
Reflective listening skills can be grouped into three clusters attending skills, following skills and responding skills. Attending skills These are Contact, Posture, Gestures and Environment. These skills set up the environment for the meeting and encounter. We all can see when these are unfavorable, but the converse it setting them up so a friendly but [...]
I had the good fortune recently to attend a reflective listening workshop led by an expert in this field. Although the purpose of this workshop was to improve my personal reflective listening skills, the content was so useful that I would like to share with you BPM buffs. Over the next few days I will [...]