“Lack of communication, negative situations, mistakes and ineffective decisions happen in a group environment. In our industry, communication is essential for growth. To grow and do good, we need to be able to effectively get your point across and make sure the other person is listening. It goes both ways because one should be a good listener and know when to speak/not speak,” says CapreLife Global. At CapreLife Global we make sure to mention the effectivity of good communication at most of our meetings. Even the best listeners and talkers need a reminder now and then. “The best listeners have difficulty remembering what was said to them. This is because we only maintain a little of what we hear overtime,” says CapreLife Global.
A recent study shows that students and business professionals were asked to reveal what they had heard during a conference. They revealed that only 50% of what was heard was dropped and the retention was dropped later to 25%! Which is insane and shows the mastering communication and listening better are crucial for growth in our industry. Job hirers and companies are looking for people with the keen ability to listen. “It is crucial when you’re learning a job because you’ll interact better in a group environment if you are able to listen well and speak when the right moment comes,” says CapreLife Global.
One great quality that individuals have is listening to a speaker with care, understanding and empathy. Trying to see the situation from the speaker’s point of view and not making them feel like they are irrelevant. This comes in very importantly in our industry because our representatives can master the art of communication through just as simple as listening effectively. BEcoming a better listener takes practice and time, but it also sharpens your skills. So the next time you’re in a conversation, make sure you keep the conversation going and flowing by as simple as listening and asking the speaker about them.