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Passive listening would be listening without reacting, i.e. letting someone speak without interrupting.However, active listening is much more than that. This workshop illustrates the importance of active listening and enhances your listening skills.
Overview: Team members experience how it feels to have people acitvely or passively listen to their stories.
Goal: Becoming aware of the value of active listenig.
Remember that active listening includes responses which demonstrate that you understand what the other person is saying. When people reflect about what has been said, these responses usually happen automatically. For example, when listening to the story, they should look at the storyteller and make an effort to seem interested. When they stop listening, they don’t have to understand the story at all and should instead look at something else in the room, tie their shoes etc..
Even when the storytelling team didn’t notice their audience’s behavior, they probably felt better during the first half of their story. Maybe they thought that their story was less exciting towards the end. You can also ask the audience how they felt during the first and second half of the story.
Didn’t go as expected? Check out the following tips.
People can’t come up with a story to tell the other groupThey should try to talk about a memory of their favorite birthday as a child or interesting story from a vacation.