ERIC Number: ED291137
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1987-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
Freshour, Frank W.
Streamlined Seminar, v6 n2 Nov 1987
Research indicates that people spend roughly 45 to 65 percent of their waking moments listening to other persons. To help administrators improve their listening effectiveness, a format to develop a profile of personal listening styles is provided. The strengths and weaknesses of six different listening styles are explored along with ways to overcome bad listening habits. Techniques offered to practice good listening include the following: (1) recognize the speaker's basic purpose; (2) give full attention to the speaker; and (3) concentrate on grasping the speaker's central message and then follow its development. In addition to words, tonality and body language also play an important part in communication. Within the framework of an organization, studies suggest that only 20 to 25 percent of the information issued at the top of the organization filters down to the bottom. Eight reasons for this breakdown are cited. (MLF)
Descriptors: Body Language, Elementary Education, Listening Habits, Listening Skills, Organizational Communication, Profiles, Verbal Communication
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Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Collected Works - Serials; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: National Association of Elementary School Principals, Alexandria, VA.
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