JoJo on Listening

Over the last several years, I have written a great deal on the topic of listening.  Most people know that listening is an important skill but they don't really know why.  Here are a few of the sayings I have used in various articles over the last several years. JoJo on Listening: "1 speaker + 1 Listener = an effective communication equation."  JoJo Tabares "Sometimes the most intelligent thing to say is…nothing." JoJo Tabares "When your audience is no longer listening, it’s always best to stop talking!" JoJo Tabares "You will not persuade another by cutting off his argument. You will only stifle your understanding of how to answer him." -JoJo Tabares I cover this topic in depth in an article I am just about to release to those on our newsletter.  If you would like to have access to these tips, freebies and exclusive offers, you can subscribe to What's New at Art of Eloquence here!


  • jojosblog

    Thanks ladies! Actually one of the criticisms of kids and employees is that they are not listened to. Just did a show on the Language of Leadership and that was the biggest complaint of employees about their bosses. Teens often rebel because they don’t think parents are listening to them or understand them.

  • cindy holman

    Excellent topic JoJo! Listening IS a skill – and one worth developing – for everyone.

  • Laurie Neumann


    Good topic. I think listening is one of the most important and underdeveloped characteristics of today. You can tell when someone is just waiting for you to stop talking so that they can say what they’re thinking. You know they’re not listening.

    It’s even more important to “listen” to God. Stop talking for a while and let Him talk! Proverbs 1:33 says “But whoever listens to me will dwell safely and will be secure without fear of evil.” Sounds good to me!

  • Sisterlisa

    I think the same for pastors JoJo. Some don’t like to hear when a church member has been hurt by something they did or said. This is why they lose church members.

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