- Asking relevant open-ended questions to gather additional information.
- Explain how your point of view differs from what the participant said.
- Restate in your own words the meaning of what you just heard.
- Nonverbally acknowledging the points being made and moving to the next key point.
The Correct Answer:
C. To be an effective communicator, you must be able to listen accurately. Paraphrasing demonstrates that you are listening by restating in your own words the meaning of what you just heard.
Active listening generally involves listening with paraphrasing and empathy. Whenever a person listens to the words empathically, it does not mean that they are just hearing them, but it means that the person is attentive to the speaker’s feelings, beliefs, and thoughts.
Paraphrasing is one of the essential tools while providing feedback to the speaker. It also helps the speaker to know that they are able to give a powerful and understanding message.
Paraphrasing or clarifying the questions demonstrates that the listener remained neutral verbally or nonverbally. It also depicts that the listener has summarised the statement or feelings the speaker has shown via words. Paraphrasing also helps to know about someone’s perception and helps to provide feedback.
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