A positive byproduct of being a meditator is the skill of becoming a good listener. When we learn to turn off our brain chatter at will, then when we are having a conversation with another person we can really listen deeply to what they have to say.
Too often in a conversation the person who should be listening is actually thinking. Perhaps excited about expressing their point of view, or ready to argue their point to prove that they are right. Only when the mind is still can we genuinely listen deeply to another person.