Listening Skills (Video)

“Listening skills means to realize that you will never be able to truly step inside another person, to see the world as they see it, until you develop the pure desire, the strength of personal character, and the positive Emotional Bank Account, as well as the empathic listening skills to do it.

The listening skills, the tip of the iceberg, involve four developmental stages.

The first stage of listening skills is to mimic content. This is the listening skill taught in active or reflective listening. You just listen to the words that come out of someone’s mouth and you repeat them.

The second stage of listening skills is to rephrase the content.

The third stage of listening skills is to reflect feeling.

The fourth stage of listening skills is to do both – rephrase the content and reflect the feeling.

What happens when you use fourth stage empathic listening skills is really incredible. For example, watch what happens when a teenage son is talking to his father…

Hear the rest of the story on today’s #AskNoahStJohn Episode 129…

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Noah’s Note:  Listening Skills

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2017-07-06T05:25:44+00:00 By |7 Comments


  1. Harold Versona July 27, 2017 at 6:18 pm - Reply

    This is very interesting because i was actually listening attentively to your words, every word that is, on this video.
    I myself is not an active listener which i know is not producing any positive effect but i guess its never too late to break a bad habit.

    After all, i want them to be all ears when i’m talking 🙂

  2. Elizabeth August 2, 2017 at 5:28 pm - Reply

    I used to be what they call a Selective Listener, who only keep an ear open to a conversation that truly interests me. The lost art of communication affected my relationships with family and friends until i met a priest who helped me fix it.

    The power of your wisdom touched me and i’m sure it did too to others….keep it up Noah St.John

  3. Danny August 2, 2017 at 6:04 pm - Reply

    How to be a good active listener ? Everyone needs a good listener when they want to let off a little steam of frustration but i’m always distracted with my own thoughts, hence lending an ear ceased to work most of the time for me.

    Practiced this and that and tried almost all i have read but to no avail. Can your book help me ? 🙂

    • Noah St. John August 5, 2017 at 6:31 pm - Reply

      Yes, I believe it can.

  4. JR Ryuki August 6, 2017 at 3:00 pm - Reply

    Hi. I consider myself a good listener. Sometimes friends and family come to me, simply to release painful emotions and unburden heavy load. But is it enough to just listen and understand the problem ? Is it considered a boorish manner if i straightforwardly suggest a fix for his/her troubles without that person asking for it ?

    • Noah St. John August 6, 2017 at 7:19 pm - Reply


  5. Clint August 7, 2017 at 10:09 pm - Reply

    Hi there Noah. Pardon me for this question but should i put a limit in listening to someone venting ? He’s a close friend but his constant complaints is becoming toxic to me. Worst is i see him almost everyday.

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