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It is said that we have two ears and one mouth, which is a good hint for the proportion in which we should use them. However, the art of listening is not a widely practiced skill. Listening provides much useful information, yet good listening skills are not that common.

Some pertinent quotes:

'We have two ears and one mouth so we can listen twice as much as we speak.' -- Epictetus (AD 55 – c.135)

'My dear brothers and sisters, take note of this: Everyone should be quick to listen, slow to speak and slow to become angry. -- The Bible, James (1:19-20 )

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Questioning techniques

Lollygagging

 

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