Here are a few simple tips that will help you how to become a better active listener:

  • Let the speaker talk — spend more time listening than talking.
  • Do not answer questions with questions.
  • Do not dominate the conversation.
  • Do not finish the sentence of others.
  • Keep the conversation on what the speaker says, not on what interests you.
  • Plan responses after the speaker has finished speaking, not while they are speaking.