There is a big difference between See vs. Hear. When you are talking to other people, do you use phrases like “I see” or “I hear”. Most people will give you clues to their primary learning style by the phrases they use. Your awareness of what others say will help you communicate in the most effective way.

Video Transcript:

How you use words can be so incredibly important.

Today, in this video, we’re going to talk about see versus hear. I see what you’re saying versus I hear what you’re saying.

On their own, neither one is better or worse than the other. They are both senses, seeing versus hearing. They’re both good when you’re having conversations the question is, which one is better for you? You being the listener.

Now, if we were having a one on one discussion, I would be listening to how you phrase things. Because if you said, “I see what you’re saying,” then I might respond back with, “What you see is…” , whatever it is you’re talking about. If you are a seeing person, it’s a indicator that you have a visual learning style. If you have a visual learning style, when I talk to you, I should use see.

On the other hand, if you are continuously saying things like, “I hear this is a very good vehicle,” , “I hear that this is a very good product,” , “I hear that this is a very good movie,” well, then I might want to respond back with, “Yes, I’ve heard that as well. I hear that this tool is more effective.” Because again, if you’re using the word hear, odds are you’re an audio learning and if I speak in terms of hearing, I’m going to connect better.

Listen to your audience, figure out whether they’re auditory or visual learners and then phrase your questions and statements to connect with them.