Listening facts you never knew

Strong communication skills are essential in the professional world. Here are some facts about how people listen and converse.

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If so, you may want to reevaluate your communication skills.

According to an infographic from Get In Front Communications, subscribers to the Harvard Business Review rated the ability to communicate “the most important fact in making an executive promotable.” They ranked it more important than ambition, education and hard work.

The infographic goes on to list other statistics about communication and listening. For example, did you know that we derive 55 percent of a message’s meaning from the speaker’s facial expressions, 38 percent from how he says the message and 7 percent from the actual words spoken?

Here are a few more facts:

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