As a recruiter listening is far more important than talking and I know I for one can be guilty of being far too involved in my own agenda and focus far too much on my next sentence rather than what the other person is saying. I am also aware that changing almost a life time of bad listening habits cant really happen over night. 

If you also feel that listening isn't a strong point of yours I would recommend reading this article every time you feel yourself slipping back into bad habits.