7 Micro skills to develop. Better listener, better learner.
Verbal + non verbal cues to show the speaker to keep talking, you are listening.
Shows the coach, or other teammates that you understand and can feel what they're feeling
By reflecting on what your coach has said this informs them that you are giving serious thought to what they said
Ask questions for additional details
Express the meaning of something the coach has said, using different words, especially to achieve greater clarity.
Give a brief statement of the whole picture.
This can be done verbally or non verbal. Repeat, or replicate the coaches words or gestures.
4 non-verbal ways to be an active listener
Good eye contact
Posture & hand movements
Avoid distractions. No computer or phone. Bring paper and a pen.