SOFTEN
Active Listening
Good or Bad Communication?
Lets Practice!
True or False
100

S stands for...

Smiling

100
How can you show that you are paying attention to the speaker?

Eye contact, avoid distractions, showing interests with facial expressions, etc.

100

Not letting the speaker finish before you start talking

Bad

100

Topic: Animals

Use good communication skills to have a conversation about animals

Vary

100

You can start talking while someone else is still talking

False

200

T stands for...

Taking notes

200

How can you show that you are interested in what the speaker is saying?

Eye contact, nodding, facial expressions, asking on topic questions, open posture, etc.

200

Asking the speaker questions that are on topic

Good

200

Topic: Holidays

Give me 3 "W" questions that you could use in conversation

Examples:

Who do you spend _____ with

What is your favorite holiday

Where do you like to go for ______

Why do you like _______

When was your favorite holiday celebration

200

If I ask your friend a question, you can answer

False

300

E stands for...

Eye contact

300

Responding appropriately means...

Staying on topic and waiting your turn

300

Talking when others are talking

Bad

300

Topic: Sports

2 of your friends are talking about sports. How can you enter the conversation?

Example: I heard you talking about the football game last night. What team do you cheer for?

You guys like baseball too? What did you think about the game yesterday?

I'm not much of a football fan, but I really enjoy soccer.

300
In a good conversation, everyone gets a chance to talk and communication is not 1 way

True

400

O stands for...

Open posture

400

When someone else is speaking, should you be thinking about what you will say next?

No. You can't listen to the speaker and respond appropriately if you are thinking about what you want to say next.

400

Changing the subject

Bad

400

Topic: Movies

Tell me about your favorite movie. You can describe it, tell me why you like it, or tell me what you like about it. You should include a clear beginning, middle, and end, and only include important details. Make sure you don't get sidetracked or go off topic!

Vary

400

Talking over someone means that what you are saying is more important than what they are saying

False

500

F stands for...

Forward lean

500

What does it look like if you are not practicing active listening?

Ignoring the speaker, no eye contact, playing on your phone, interrupting, overtalking, etc.

500

Not letting others have a turn to talk

Bad

500

Topic: Hobbies

Let's talk about hobbies! How would you start the conversation? Lets try it!

Vary

500

When someone is talking about something you don't understand, don't like, or don't want to talk about, it is okay to tell them to stop talking

False

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