Are you a visual person?
If you are, and someone is simply speaking to you (without visual aid), you really have to do your best to listen with purpose and intent, in order to get the full and granular detail of what they’re saying and meaning.
It can be hard work.
However, if someone presents to you using a visual element (brochure, diagram. images), your understanding, comprehension and retention tend to go way up.
Do you know what type of learner the financial advisor sitting in front of you is?