Search Our Site

Page Navigation

Section Banner

Handout 1: Let's Talk... and Listen

Make a promise to do at least one of these activities before the next time Windows and Mirrors meets. Be prepared to tell the group what you did and what happened.

  • Say "welcome" to someone in another language.
  • Watch a foreign language TV channel.
  • Observe others talking. Notice the gestures they use and what they mean.
  • Use one of the following listening skills in a conversation with a friend or family member, and observe their reaction:
    • Keep good eye contact with the speaker.
    • Think about the information you are hearing.
    • Let the speaker talk without interruption.
    • Ask good questions at the right time.
    • Repeat back, in your own words, important information the speaker has shared.
    • Save your own personal stories until after you have responded to what the speaker wants to tell you.
    • Encourage the speaker with body language, such as smiling and nodding your head.

For more information contact web @

This work is made possible by the generosity of individual donors and congregations. Please consider making a donation today.

Last updated on Thursday, October 27, 2011.

Sidebar Content, Page Navigation


Updated and Popular

Recently Updated

For Newcomers

Learn more about the Beliefs & Principles of Unitarian Universalism, or read our online magazine, UU World, for features on today's Unitarian Universalists. Visit an online UU church, or find a congregation near you.

Page Navigation