Discuss one skill that you currently use to be an effective listener.

Discuss one skill that you currently use to be an effective listener.

For this discussion, please respond to the following:

  • For each of the types of listening (informational, critical, and empathic), discuss one skill that you currently use to be an effective listener.
  • Identify a listening skill that you could improve upon to be a more effective listener and describe the potential effect it will have on your listening skills.

Points and Rubric

This discussion is worth 30 points. Refer to your Discussion Rubric for specific grading criteria. The deadline for your initial post and additional responses is Tuesday night at 11:59 p.m. ET; however, you must participate over multiple days throughout the unit to earn full credit.

Remember that your goal for discussion is three-fold:

  1. To participate actively over multiple days throughout the unit.
  2. To contribute in a way that adds to the discussion and moves it forward in an original fashion.
  3. To use the course content to inform your posts and responses.

Keep in mind that when you post, you should always reference items you cite — be sure to use APA format for this. Also, be sure to refer back to the rubric as often as you need to during the week. The class is all about sharing knowledge, so use discussions as a way of creating a community resource for yourself and your colleagues.

This discussion addresses the following unit learning outcomes:

  • Discuss the 3 types of listening.
  • Identify strategies for listening during all stages of the listening process.
  • Examine ways to improve listening competence in any context.
  • Discuss the impact of listening styles on how we listen Reply to two peers- D
  • Listening is not the passive activity that many of us assume it to be. There is a big difference between hearing and listening. You do not have to exert any effort to hear; hearing is going to happen any time you are in the presence of sound waves, if you have a fully functioning eardrum. Listening requires you to do something with those sound waves. Listening requires effort (Hamilton et al., 2019). Informational listening is the type of listening that is required when the sender’s goal is to convey information, and the receiver’s goal is to comprehend the information (Hamilton et al., 2019). The skill I use during informational listening is to personalize information while listening, being a People-oriented listener I always personalize the information while listening since this way I can connect to whomever I am speaking to. In critical listening situations, the speaker’s goal is to persuade us; therefore, our goal must be to evaluate the credibility of the speaker and of the message (Hamilton et al., 2019). The skill I use during critical listening is questioning. I ask a lot of question in order to find out the credibility of the speaker. The empathic listening situation is encountered when a sender’s goal (usually a friend or colleague) is to get help to cope with or solve a problem, and your goal is to listen with empathy and see the world from the sender’s frame of reference (Hamilton et al., 2019). The skill I use during empathic listening is paraphrasing. I always avoid asking questions because the speaker does not want to answer questions but just wants a listening ear.To be effective an effective listener, I will have to learn to avoid prejudging. when your reaction to a speaker is based on personal biases or prejudices, or when you simply find the speaker’s personality, not one to which you are naturally drawn, you need to be especially careful that you do not let those preconceptions prevent you from hearing the message as it was intended (Hamilton et al., 2019). I must avoid prejudging because I could miss vital information because of my personal biases. REFERENCESHamilton, C., Creel, B., & Kroll, T. (2019). Communicating for success (2nd ed.). Taylor and Francis. https://purdueglobal.skillport.com/skillportfe/main.action#summary/BOOKS/RW$7071:_ss_book:137780 Dera.
  • Second reply-
  • – Hello,There are three types of listening, informational, critical, and empathic. Informational listening occurs when we are trying to understand the information the sender is putting out there (Hamilton et al, 2019). For me, this type of listening occurs when I am in seminar. My teachers are conveying information to me, and it is important that I listen attentively. A skill that I use here is paying close attention to what is being said and making notes where I feel necessary. Critical listening happens when need to evaluate what the speaker is saying because they are trying to persuade us one way or the other (Hamilton et al, 2019). This type of listening happens for me through commercials. There are tons of commercials everyday that try to get you to buy their products. It is important to decipher which messages are truthful and what products work. A skill that I use is doing my research before I buy anything; I read reviews from other customers and check out other products that may be similar.Empathic listening happens when we put ourselves in the other persons shoes and try to understand them (Hamilton et al, 2019). I do this type of listening the most. I am in recovery, and I spend a lot of time talking to others in recovery as well. We tend to relate to each other because it makes us feel not alone in our struggles if someone can understand how we feel and why we feel that way. The skill I have here is my experience, it makes it easier for me to put myself into a place they are in and relate to them on their level.One skill I need to work on is feedback. I tend to listen to respond and not listen to listen sometimes. Especially with empathic listening, it is so easy to try to relate by sharing a similar situation I was in instead of listening and asking questions to understand what the other person is saying and how they feel. If I improve this skill I will be able to relate to people better and make them feel more understood, instead of talking about myself.DanielleReferences:Hamilton, C., Creel, B., & Kroll, T. (2019). Communicating for success (2nd ed.). Taylor and Francis. https://purdueglobal.skillport.com/skillportfe/main.action#summary/BOOKS/RW$7071:_ss_book:1377

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