The Five Stages of Listening Used in Communication

When we look at presenters or public speakers do their thing on stage, it looks very easy and carefree. But the truth of the matter is, being able to communicate one’s message or messages across a huge number of people is not that simple. Conveying a series of messages and making sure that your audience doesn’t lose interest involves complex skills and processes, one of which is LISTENING.

Let us breakdown the listening process into five simpler stages so we can better understand what is involved in each step. The five stages are:

  1. Receiving
  2. Understanding
  3. Remembering
  4. Evaluating
  5. Responding

Read more here:  Listening Stages

How to Use Your Data Wisely When Presenting

I am certain that every time yo present, you make sure that you always have data to back up your claim. You use charts, graphs, drawings, diagrams and other crucial visual tools  to help support your presentation so that you are seen as credible and your audience get to understand your talk better.

However, it is also essential that to use your data sparingly, otherwise, your audience will just get overwhelmed and miss your point all together. In order to do this, follow the five important techniques that presenters use when sharing technical details in their presentations.

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