Monday, April 17, 2006

To be a Good listener...

So we need to talk to people a lot .. that involves good communication skills.. but is good communication all about talking ?

Not its not, its also about understanding, listening and talking altogether.. if you keep on talking and be an impatient listener there is something serious that is lacking in your communication skils..

So being a good listener is an integral part of one's persona as a BA.. just like i mentioned communication is important.. If we talk about the main ingredients of one's communication skills, Askking the right questions & Being a good listener would actually be equally important.

Well not only for a BA but in general life too one needs to be a good listener,
Going by experience, i had a friend's friend visit us, he was deeply involved in a conversation with us and all of a sudden his phone rang and leave apart the fact that he did answer the call,he didnt even bother to excuse himself from the conversation or anything, simply answered the phone and kept talking loudly for atleast another 5 minutes.. Trust me there cant be anything more annoying then this..

After that i didnt even wish to start a conversation with that dude.. i wish he would read this blog some day and gain atleast some listening skills or of the least some social etiquettes...

Here is a blog which would explains a few ways to be a better litener http://tynerblain.com/blog/2006/01/27/top-five-ways-to-be-a-better-listener/

so Coming back to our specilzation, For a BA it is definatelty essantial to ask the right questions and conduct the interview to get the best possible outcome
http://tynerblain.com/blog/2006/01/15/how-to-interview-when-gathering-requirements/
The above link also by the same author is really helpful again..

2 Comments:

At Saturday, April 29, 2006 7:02:00 AM, Blogger नितिन | Nitin Vyas said...

Vijay,

It was pleasure reading your posts. Keep it up!!

 
At Tuesday, July 18, 2006 8:04:00 AM, Blogger Scott Sehlhorst said...

Thanks for the references. You've got some good stuff here - I hope you'll keep writing.

Scott

 

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