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Dalmation Dog Listening at the windowThere are certain basic principles that will help us perform our evangelism well and prevent us from being sidetracked. Humans have the capacity to listen to three times the number of words they can speak in a given length of time. In personal evangelism, there is a time to voice an opinion and a time to keep silent, a time for effective listening skills.

Wanting to Hear

Stump OratorDuring a music lesson, to teach effective listening skills, the teacher asked the difference between listening and hearing. At first there was no response. Finally, a hand shot up and a youngster offered this sage solution, "Listening is wanting to hear." When a Christian wants to hear someone else's ideas, and really cares about their views, then effective listening skills can take place. Consider some of the helps and hindrances to effective listening skills.✞

"Effective Listening Skills"
by Ron Meacock © 1982 - 2017

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