Developing good listening skills is something that you will learn at the Global Youth Village.  Participants will discuss this  topic in detail in your peace building workshop, but for now, here are a few tips on how to be a good listener.  Effective dialogue creates a good foundation for peace and good listening skills are a part of that!

A good listener:

  • Makes appropriate eye contact
  • Remains reasonably still
  • Nods, smiles, responds
  • Leans toward speaker
  • Sits alertly, attentively
  • Facial expressions reflect interest
  • Does not check the time often
  • Takes notes
  • Verifies information, asks appropriate questions
  • Considers speakers points seriously