STATISTICS ON LISTENING

 

Number of business studies that

indicate that listening is a top

skill needed for success in business?

35

 

Numerical order among the reasons

that marriages fail that not really

listening is? (Gottman)

#1

 

Amount of time we spend listening? (Robinson)

45%

 

Percentage of what we know that

we have learned by listening

85%

 

Amount of the time we are distracted, preoccupied or forgetful when

listening? (Hunsaker)

75%

 

How much we usually recall

immediately after we listen to

someone talk? (Robinson) 

50%

 

How much we remember of what we

hear 2-5 days later? (Shorpe) 

20%

 

Reduction in office visits by

chronically ill patients after they

have been listened to for

15-30 min. (Kaiser)

30%

 

Percentage of Americans who have

had any formal education in

listening (ILA)

2%

 

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