Active Listening Humor

Listening is an Art

The practice of active listening can help us communicate better--both with our donors and our friends and families. 

When in conversation, an active listener does the following:

  • Makes a conscious decision to focus on and understand the messages and motivations of the speaker
  • Has patience and allows for natural pauses and short periods of silence (it is not necessary to fill every moment with questions or comments)
  • Uses body language that demonstrates he or she is actually hearing what the speaker is saying 

Check out these funny scenes to better understand active listening in action:

We explore a lot more about active listening in the next Guided Learning course: The Donor Visit.