Listening has been around for as long as we can remember. In ancient Greece orators would retell stories to large audiences and they’ve even been passed down till today (e.g. The Odyssey). Native Americans have a rich history of stories, whether that was for narratives, performances, or rituals. The important part of telling a story is having someone to listen to it.
As language has evolved so has listening. Now it is more than just merely receiving information, but it also can reinforce what is being said. We’ve defined 4 different types of listeners and provided some easy tips to increase your proficiency in the art of listening. Check it out and improve your communication skills!