– It is the first part of listening consists of being heard. If you’re not hearing, you can’t listen. Therefore receiving is the first, easiest, and most significant step in the entire listening process.
– Once a message is heard, it must be attended to meaning that it requires attention to be listened to. In today’s world, information often goes in one ear and out the other, especially as most of what is heard comes from TV,s radios and computers, as opposed to person to person contact.
– As people rely on senses to process the world around them, small details quickly become subjective interpretation. Listening involves taking in and learning new information, meaning understanding can become especially problematic. Some people speak reserved and quietly.
– To effectively signify success in communication to the speaker, a response is required. Usually occurring at the end of a statement or question, responses often consist of casual, non verbal body movements.
– Most listening requires remembering at least to a degree. To successfully listen, you’re not out to memorize someone’s words, word for word. However, the general concept being conveyed needs to be remembered to a degree, otherwise, the entire point of communicating might have been without purpose. Sometimes, remembering must take place on an exact level, such as remembering phone numbers or name. (Albert June Anulacion)