Lou Ludwig Success Tips: A Good Listener Stands Out

A Good Listener Stands Out

A Good Listener Stands Out

“Without question, the art of listening is one of the most

underestimated keys to success. I want you to

stop and think about the friends and you

 really enjoy being with, the bosses you

you’ve enjoyed working for, and I’d

be willing to bet they all have one

thing in common . . . they’re

good listeners.”

 Mac Anderson, Founder Simple Truth, Successories         

 

As I see it . . . . . . .

A good listener stands out

 

Good listeners will inherit the earth . . . . and will take control of the negotiating  process. Oh well they may not inherit the earth . . . . But they will make a lot more money in their career as result of their listening skills.

 

A good listener will hear what others miss hearing . . . . and gather a great deal of information as result of their listening skills. You will also have the ability to create lasting business relationships by listening . . . . Listening will lead you to having a better understanding, of your customers’ needs . . . . That understanding will become a source to satisfy those needs.

 

As a result of your listening skills . . . . you will build rapport with the people you meet. It will also create the foundation of lasting . . . . for successful and productive business relationships. You will be able to create a large sphere of influence to draw on for your future business . . . . and strong referral base.

 

A good listener stands out . . . . in their profession simply by the fact that they listen. A good listener will do more business . . . .  Create more referrals . . . . make more money . . . . and become more successful.

 

 

©2015 Lou Ludwig Motivational Power Quote, Sales and Management Consultant, Success Coach, Speaker, Trainer and Author

Comment balloon 16 commentsLou Ludwig • July 27 2015 06:20AM

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Lou Ludwig ~ The art of listening is truly an "art" as written by Dominick A. Barabara, M.D., F.A.P.A. Written in 1958

It's magical to listen with your inner ear, outer ear, receptive ear, modest ear, rebellious ear, deaf ear and third ear.  A large part of society listen with their inner ear (listening to yourself) 

We prefer to listen with a receptive ear (listening to others) 

 

 

Posted by Karen Baker, Professional Help with Rapid Responses... (Sunset Beach and Beyond Realty) about 3 years ago

Lou, Asking the right questions and then listening to the answers is the key to success as a salesman.

Bill Roberts

Posted by Bill Roberts, "Baby Boomer" Retirement Planner (Brooks and Dunphy Real Estate) about 3 years ago

I have always believed that listening is key and therefore I have always tried to listen intently to my clients wants and needs in assisting them.  It has worked well for me over the years!!!

Posted by Brian England, MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ (Arizona Focus Realty) about 3 years ago

Huh? So right.. active listening on active rain. Got it Lou Ludwig !

Posted by Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573, Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker (MOOERS REALTY) about 3 years ago

Good morning, Lou -- we have two ears, one mouth for a reason, right?

Listening, really listening, doesn't occur as much as it should and that's a shame.

Posted by Michael Jacobs, Los Angeles Pasadena Area Real Estate 818.516.4393 (Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage) about 3 years ago

Lou Ludwig - Thanks for all of the valuable points made about listening!  People want to know that what is important to them has been heard.  

Posted by Jill Murty, Realtor - Orange County, CA (PREA Realty) about 3 years ago

Thanks Lou.... asking the right questions and listen to the client with care, will help you become a better salesperson that can close by understanding their "wants"!   Yes, folks still buy on emotion, not always on logic!!

Posted by Dan Hopper, Denver Realtor / Author / Advocate/Short Sale (Keller Williams Realty Downtown LLC) about 3 years ago

Two ears....one mouth! We've all heard that. Thanks for this morning's wisdom, Lou.

Posted by Lottie Kendall, Serving San Francisco and the Silicon Valley (Pacific Union International) about 3 years ago

Lou, These days I find it is really hard to find a good listener . Being a good listener is  valuable trait to possess. 

Posted by Robert Bob Gilbert, Your Katy TX ( West of Houston) Real Estate Expert (Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Anderson Properties) about 3 years ago

Lou,

 If you are not a good listener I am not sure how you can sell. I hope you have had a great start to your week!

Posted by Yolanda Cordova-Gilbert about 3 years ago

Asking the right questions and then listening will get you so far toward a sale. We have one mouth and two ears to listen with.

Posted by Debbie Reynolds, Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent (Platinum Properties) about 3 years ago

Hello Lou,

Absolutely, a good listener stands out.  There's a reason we have two ears and one mouth! 

Posted by Lisa Von Domek, ....Experience Isn't Expensive.... It's Priceless! (Lisa Von Domek Team) about 3 years ago

Good listener's learn a lot more than the jabber mouths do

Posted by William Feela, Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No. (WHISPERING PINES REALTY) about 3 years ago

People really and truly do want to just be listened to much of the time. It really can be that easy.

Posted by Laura Cerrano, Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher (Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island) about 3 years ago

They can learn twice as much from listening as talking as a safe parking should be a response to all the other stuff

Posted by Laura Cerrano, Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher (Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island) about 3 years ago

That was supposed to be directed at William but did not tag correctly.

William Feela

Posted by Laura Cerrano, Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher (Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island) about 3 years ago

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