Listening to people's thoughts and beliefs will make us more receptive communicators. Open yourself to hearing what others have to say and encourage dialogue. People that know they are being listened to are more inclined to hear our views when it's our turn to speak. Create an atmosphere of openness through your efforts to consider other people's points of view. When you're open to others ideas, it helps transform your own ideas. Stay open to others views, and you will find that your ideas have a place in your discussions as much as theirs do.