Different people have different listening styles, and it can affect how they absorb information. To maximize learning efforts, facilitators may have to adapt to multiple listening styles.

Becky Ripley, Innolect’s Sustainable Legacy℠  Practice Leader, and Kittie W. Watson, Innolect’s President article publised in the May 2014 issue of Chief Learning Officer Magazine is written for facilitators and trainers. Those who adapt to listener preferences can reduce the staggering costs of ineffective listening. Combining listener engagement strategies with existing knowledge of learner styles creates a solid foundation to effectively engage audiences and promote knowledge retention, productivity, engagement and change.