“I like to listen. I have learned a great deal from listening carefully. Most people never listen.”

Ernest Hemingway

Truly listening to someone is a gift for both the speaker and listener. But how often do we truly listen? Many times, we are so anxious to respond that we completely stop listening to the person right in front of us. When you meet people who truly listen when you speak, they make you feel important and validated. When you are done speaking, you feel that you were really heard. 

If you want to have more meaningful conversations, the following article provides excellent tips for improving your listening skills.