Out of the four basic types of communications, reading and writing and speaking and listening, listening has its own value and importance. One can extract lots of benefits from the habit of good listening while paving the ways for his personal development.
Good listening is a resourceful skill to expand the sources of information and knowledge that may be a good cause for you to gain wisdom. Good listening skills can help you become more experienced person than those who lack this habit.
One of the greatest benefits you gain while being a good listener is that you can gain trust inthe people around you. In fact, conversation involves speaker and listener and vice versa, rather, to a greater extent, if you would like to be a good listener, you would gain confidence and trust in others. Also, you will be duly appreciated by others for being a good listener, because it is the indicative of being patient, sharing their joys and sorrows, being concerned with their feelings and problems and understanding them properly. Besides, a good listening habit is a good source of making a greater friend circle and being popular among them.
It's better if you always listen first before you speak, as it will allow you to presentyour ideas, opinions and suggestions successfully. It not only creates a good impression on the speaker, but it also helps you solve many of life's problems effectively.
One of the many benefits of being a good listener is that your habit of good listening can turn people into acquiring good listening habits by creating your good image on them.
It thus the habit of good listening is a successful way to be benefited in every facet of life. The proverbial meaning that speech is silver and silence is gold may be also related to this concept that one should be a good listener, so that one may be valued and known as a golden personality type person who offers significant benefits to others.
K. A. Fareed (Fareed Siddiqui)
Writer, Trainer, Author, Software Developer
BBA, MBA-Finance, MPhil-Financial Management, (PhD-Management)
Post Graduate Diploma in Computer applications and programming
Level 1 - Leadership and Management ILM – UK
Individual Member of Institute of Management Consultants of India