Ep #119: Active Listening: The Powerful (But Understated) Secret to Effective Communication

The Joyful Practice for Women Lawyers with Paula Price | Active Listening: The Powerful (But Understated) Secret to Effective Communication

In a world where we are faced with a variety of things vying for our attention every day, listening to and giving 100% of our concentration to someone is a skill many of us aren’t practiced in. We aren’t trained to strategically and actively listen, and this is normal. However, I want to impart a few lessons I’ve learned as a professionally trained coach about listening better.


Listening is one of the most underrated communication tools available to us, and I believe it can be far more powerful than speaking when it comes to creating connections. There is a gap between the level at which we are currently listening and the level of listening I know we are all capable of. This week, I’m walking you through the steps to becoming a great listener.


Join me on this episode to discover why developing the skill of active listening matters, and the myriad of benefits that come along with becoming a better listener. I’m sharing some of the challenges that prevent us from being great listeners, and six easy strategies you can practice in your day-to-day life to improve your listening skills right now.



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What You’ll Learn from this Episode:
  • The components of active listening.
  • What can make us feel like we’re not being truly seen or heard.
  • Why building the skill of listening better matters.
  • What it means to hold space for someone you’re listening to.
  • How your relationships will transform when you become a better listener.
  • Non-verbal cues to look out for in your conversations.
  • 6 strategies that will help you listen actively.
  • What is required of you to become a great active listener.


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