Two Ways to Listen

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Two Ways to Listen

“You can listen to what they say, sure.

But you will be far more effective if you listen

to what people do.”

Seth Godin, America Author, Entrepreneur,

Marketer and Public Speaker  

 

As I see it . . . . . . .

 

Two ways to listen

 

You can listen with your ears . . . . and hear what the person is saying.

 

You can listen with your eyes . . . . and watch their actions and what they do.

 

There is a big difference between what a person will say . . . . and what they do. A person can mask their words and tell you what they think you want to hear.

 

Or you can watch their actions and judge them on their actions and results of what they are actually doing.  

 

When their actions miss the mark they can try to spin their words to cover for their lack of results. When you judge a person by their actions their words become as hollow are their actions . . . .

 

Listen closely to what a person is telling you and you will have an understanding of that person.

 

Listen to the actions of the person . . . . and evaluate the person by their actions . . . . and you will know the person for who they really are.

 

When you get a mixed message . . . . their actions speak volumes for who they really are as a person.

 

Two ways to listen . . . . Listen with your ears to what the person is telling you. Listen with your eyes and watch their actions and what they do . . . . and you will know and understand that person.   

 

©2014 Lou Ludwig Motivational Power Quote, Sales and Management Consultant, Success Coach, Speaker, Trainer and Author

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Rainmaker
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Kristin Johnston - REALTOR®
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I like this one Lou...i am going to try to listen, to words and actions, today

Mar 30, 2014 11:46 PM #1
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This one was great Lou.  !!

Mar 31, 2014 02:06 AM #2
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William Feela
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All aspects of communications come into play when listening.  Actions many times speak louder than words.

Mar 31, 2014 02:29 AM #3
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Patty Da Silva, Davie, Southwest Ranches Cooper City, Plantation, Weston, REALTOR
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Thanks for sharing Lou. All senses are needed to hear the person, great post!

Mar 31, 2014 04:01 AM #4
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Catherine Ulrey
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The same goes for us!  They can observe our body language too.

Mar 31, 2014 05:07 AM #5
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Silvia Dukes PA, Broker Associate, CRS, CIPS, SRES
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Saying and doing are still two separate things.  That's why I prefer face-to-face communication over talking on the phone...

Mar 31, 2014 11:33 AM #6
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Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
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Great points and insight Lou. You can't hear with just your ears...

Make each day special! 

Regards, Paul 

Mar 31, 2014 11:41 AM #7
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Kathy Streib
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Lou- this is so true. Here what they're saying and watch what they're doing. 

Mar 31, 2014 12:26 PM #8
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