June 2009
Dolly;Jun2009, Issue 464, p39
This article offers tips on enhancing one's listening skills when having a conversation with friends. There is a need to make eye contact or look at the person one is speaking to. Questions should be asked to show people that one is interested in what they have to say. However, there is a need to choose one's timing well to avoid the perception that one is prying. Another tip is to avoid changing the subject or topic when a friend is talking since it would look like that one's is not interested in the conversation.


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