One of the harder challenges in public speaking is when we are asked to listen to a persuasive speaker that we feel is not credible. This means that the speaker lacks credibility in competence or character or may simply hold a belief or seek a course of action that we do not agree is the right decision or direction to go with that topic. As you know, we are sometimes “passionate” about our opinions and the question in public speaking is how to respectfully listen without agreeing or to seemingly endorse an idea by remaining silent. Take a moment to review reading notes on effective, ethical listening and post suggestions for ethical listening you plan to employee as you listen to persuasive arguments, read political posts in social media, and even view persuasive speeches of your classmates. Ethical listening is essential in effective and meaningful, communication interactions.
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