I consider my best friend Fernanda an effective listener. She is my home town friend and is always there for me when i need her. Although we don’t see each other as often because of school she is always aware of what is going on in my life and I am aware of hers. My friend has always been an effective listener, and has always been able to give advice and be supportive for everything. Fernanda is always good with body language, sometimes with just seeing me she knows something is wrong or something has me very excited. Also, when we have long talks she is keeping eye contact which is key for a conversation. Otherwise it as the other person wasn’t actually listening to what you have to say. i believe these things make her a great listener because she is able to acknowledge situations and understand what i am really seeking for when i talk to her. Sometimes i go in seek for advice but what I really need is a friend to be there for me and she understands that. Other times when i have made a mistake she is gentle enough to tell my what i did wrong in certain situations. However, she never tells me things that will hurt. She finds a way around of the painful words and gives encouraging advice. these are thing an effective listener does. Fernanda is an effective listener because of the way she proceeds after a conversation. She has the qualities a any person trying to be an effective listener should have. She understands the body language and keeps eye contact with the person engaging in the conversation. but what make her the best listener tome is the way she analyzes the talks to either give advice and support.