Please Listen, Donít Just Hear Me!

Written by Barbara White

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Here are some good ways to develop listening skills:

Be interested inrepparttar person you are talking to. Listen withrepparttar 151133 intention of learning about them. If a person senses you are really interested in getting to know them, they will begin to feel warmly towards you and talk more openly. This is a good way of building rapport, and also winning them over to your side.

Develop an attitude of curiosity towards people. Ask them questions about what they think, feel and enjoy. Find out how they seerepparttar 151134 world, what opinions they may have, their aspirations, and their experiences.

Develop your observation skills to notice things aboutrepparttar 151135 other person. What brings a smile to their face? What small things are important to them? When you notice even small things, it makesrepparttar 151136 other person feel special and important.

The benefits of having good listening skills are far reaching. You build rapport quicker with others and you can act and speak from an informed position. You gain a greater understanding of others and are able relate at a deeper level. People respond to your interest and become interested in you. It increases your popularity and others are open to cooperate and help you out when you are in need. Most importantly is how you can make a positive difference for someone, just by listening to them.

Barbara White

Barbara White is the founder of Beyond Better Development, a company that is dedicated to empowering people in their personal and professional growth. For more self improvement articles visit and Barbara's Blog This article was extracted from Barbara's Growing Beyond Better newsletter

Who wants to carry on being a failure?

Written by Douglas Titchmarsh

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Isn't this how you should see your business "failures" instead. You no longer failed you merely deferred success until you attain it later. Every "deferred success" is actually a step towards success because you just learned how not to do whatever it is you were attempting. Once you run out of ways that don't work, you will discoverrepparttar one that does.

When you fail you are using a negative in association with your business. If you defer success then that says something positive is yet to come.

So isn't it time for you to stop failing, and instead have a "deferred success"?

Douglas Titchmarsh runs several websites, and offers ebooks to help you achieve more in your life at and publishes an e-zine for internet marketers you can get by emailing

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