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Listen Listen!: The Art of Effective Communication eBook ...


by Dale Carnegie


– There’s a big difference between listening and hearing. Hearing can be done involuntarily but listening is hearing and understanding.

– You can get people interested in you by being interested in them; learn to listen.


– There are seven different kind of listeners:

1. The Preoccupied — worried about everything.

2. The Impatient — they can’t sit still and listen.

3. The Interrupters — they are waiting to jump in and say something whenever you pause.

4. The Whatever’s — they don’t care what you say.

5. The combative’s — they are not listening for understanding but for ammunition to use against you.

6. The Analyst — they are listening to fix whatever you say.

7. The Engager’s — these are the ones that listen with their eyes, ears and heart. Be this kind of listener!


– Most people do not listen to learn, they listen to reply.

Jeffrey Bush

Jeff Bush became the General Director of Vision Baptist Mission in May 2012. Prior to this assignment the Bush family faithfully served the Lord for 8 years in Argentina, South America. During their time in Argentina, God blessed their efforts resulting in five churches, a radio ministry, and a Bible college to train those called to the ministry.

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