3 C’s of Listening

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There are 3 C’s to listening.

Use these to overcome the barriers to listening.

  • Create an awareness of the barriers
  • Clear the channel of pragmatic problems
  • Concentrate despite the barriers

3 C's of Listening

And what are those barriers you should be aware of and overcome?

  • Physical Barriers – noisy equipment, visual interference, and personal distractions (fatigue or illness)
  • Psychological Barriers – events at work, conditions at home, problems with finances
  • Biases – age, race, gender, personal appearance
  • Semantic Barriers – words or phrases with more than one meaning, jargon, organizational acronyms

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      March 24, 2017 at 1:36pm

      I LIKE easy. Thanks for the comment

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  1. ashleighsimons

    March 23, 2017 at 7:39pm

    Thank you so much for sharing this. I had no idea about the three C’s of listening!

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  2. emmaandroseblog

    March 23, 2017 at 11:25pm

    I have trouble with concentrating when listening. I want to share my thoughts and interrupt sometimes.

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  3. Sahar

    March 26, 2017 at 6:15pm

    I love it–so simple and elegant and easy (well, relatively!) Any chance you could elaborate with concrete examples in future posts?

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      March 26, 2017 at 10:46pm

      Thank you for the comment! Good advice and one we will definitely keep in mind when writing future posts.

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  4. Shannon

    March 27, 2017 at 2:28am

    I’ve never heard of the 3 c’s straightforward and easy to remember

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      April 1, 2017 at 1:10am

      Mobtruths, Thanks for responding. The message may be “Simple and clear” but listening is often anything but simple. Hopefully these three C’s will help you reign in a wandering mind when you should be listening.

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