As technology continues to improve and evolve, the speed with which we get information increases as well. That creates noise and it shortens our attention span – and although you can listen to a podcast at 2x speed, you can’t listen to a person that fast, so you must be mindful in your approach to listening
Listening is a skill. When performed correctly, it allows you to build trusted relationships. It also increases the likelihood that the communicator and the listener are on the same page, or at least understand each other (agreeing to disagree is ok).