Effective Listening: Definition & Obstacles


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In order to be an effective listener, the most important thing you can do is to _____.

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1. Understanding the _____ of the audience is an important element of effective listening when public speaking.

2. Lack of eye contact, leaning in, and arms folded across the chest are examples of _____.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Your knowledge of the ways to be an effective listener can help you avoid the barriers to being one, and this quiz/worksheet combo can help test your understanding of them.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on the following items:

  • Results of using complicated terms during a speech
  • What nodding, leaning in, and clapping are examples
  • Best way to involve the audience
  • Most important elements to be an effective speaker

Skills Practiced

This quiz & worksheet allows you to test the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related effective listening lesson
  • Defining key concepts- ensure that you can accurately identify ways to involve an audience
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding being an effective listener

Additional Learning

To learn more about effective listening, review the corresponding lesson Effective Listening: Definition & Obstacles. The lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Define effective listening
  • Explain effective listening in public
  • Discuss observing and pausing
  • Explain how to actively involve the audience
  • Name barriers to effective communication