Practical Application: Four Stages of the Listening Process Infographic

Instructor: Amanda Robb

Amanda holds a Masters in Science from Tufts Medical School in Cellular and Molecular Physiology. She has taught high school Biology and Physics for 8 years.

This infographic will help you understand and apply the four stages of listening. Although active listening may seem intuitive, it can be difficult and is used often in all industries.

The Four Stages of Listening

Often times, we take our ability to actively listen for granted. But think about how many times you've zoned out only to come back to the conversation and not know what was going on!

In an age of digital distraction, listening skills are more important than ever. For one, they are an important aspect of public speaking, where you need to stay on your toes and be able to respond intelligently during a business meeting or presentation.

As described in the lesson, The Four Stages of the Listening Process, there are four main stages to active listening:

  • Attending
  • Interpreting
  • Responding
  • Remembering

The following infographic will help you remember the meaning of these stages and how to apply them in your listening practice.


Stages of Listening Infographic
Stages of Listening Infographic

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