“People love to talk but hate to listen. Listening is not merely not talking, though even that is beyond most of our powers; it means taking a vigorous, human interest in what is being told us. You can listen like a blank wall or like a splendid auditorium where every sound comes back fuller and richer.” A.D. Miller
The perfect listener concentrates, stays present and opens all her senses and engages in the collection of outside information.
The perfect listener has a blank mind without filters, judgments or biases.
The perfect listener hears what is and isn’t said.
The perfect listener understands that the speaker is always right in her world.
The perfect listener is curious.
The perfect listener learns from everyone, including herself.