active listening. In conversations, train yourself to make eye contact, give your undivided attention to the speaker, and ask pertinent follow-up questions.Training yourself to pay better attention to details in conversations includes learning to fully concentrate on what others have to say.
If you find it hard, there’s no harm in taking notes on what they say. Make a point of noticing body language and facial expressions that provide insights into how others perceive a situation.
Social cues offer details that give you an understanding of how words and actions impact others. The infamous character Michael Scott of the television show “The Office” epitomizes the consequences of not paying attention to others’ body language.