We were given two ears but only one mouth.
is because God knew that listening was twice as hard as talking.
later, when asked to define Pamela's appeal, Joseph Kraft replied, 'She was the
most eloquent of listeners.' " - Christopher Ogden TEACHER
"Years later, when asked to define Pamela's appeal, Joseph Kraft replied, 'She was the most eloquent of listeners.' "
- Christopher Ogden
Class Discussion Material
"Good listeners are like poor boxers: they lead with their faces"
A second skill is to use your eyes. You can be a better listener when you look at the other person. Your eyes pick up the non-verbal signals that all people send out when they are speaking.
When you have established eye and face contact with your speaker, you must then react to the speaker by sending out non-verbal signals. Your face must move and give the range of emotions that indicate whether you are following what the speaker has to say.
It is extremely difficult to receive information when your mouth is moving. A good listener will stop talking and use receptive language instead. Use the "I see" . . . "okay" . . . "oh really" words and phrases that follow and encourage your speaker's train of thought.
Finally, concentrate on what the speaker is telling you.
"A good listener is a silent flatterer."
Show the students a copy of this front page
and ask a volunteer to read it.
Fred the Baker, Publisher
July 4, 2050
Doughboy Passes Away
Pillsbury Doughboy Passes Away
Kreme Stock Plunges
World in Chaos
Doughboy Found on Highway,
Flat as a Pancake
Grieving Relatives Sob,
"Life's Uncertain. Eat Dessert First!"
Funeral Arrangements Pending
LISTEN and SILENT
are spelled with the same letters!
Read the following Pillsbury Doughboy Update
Challenge the students to recall as many facts as they can.
"I know that you believe you understand what you think I said, but
I'm not sure you realize that what you heard is not what I meant."
"I know that you believe you understand what you think I said, but I'm not sure you realize that what you heard is not what I meant."
“I didn’t say that I didn’t say it.
I said that I didn’t say that I said it.
I want to make that very clear.”
- Michigan Governor George Romney