Check out 10 body language mistakes you can’t afford to make – including speaking without authority. Thanks Tony Robbins!
Interested in improving your communication, confidence or leadership skills? My next “How to speak so that people want to listen” workshop is on June 6th, and we’ve got a handful of last minute tickets remaining.
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In May, Rosenfeld Media will be unravelling the great mystery of how to better understand, collaborate with, and motivate the people who are integral to any great user experience. Together with an industry expert, I’ll be delving into the world of Listening. Here’s a short introduction to the topic, taken from Sound Business.
“While hearing is a physical/electromechanical process, listening is our relationship with sound; it is an active choice and a skill. It’s the art of perceiving and interpreting the sound that we experience in every moment of our lives. It’s a major part of our engagement with reality, a prime sensory process connecting us with and locating us in the world around us. It’s also probably the most important activity in our relationships, where we all need to feel heard, understood and valued – not of which can happen if we are not listened to.
Sadly, as Hemingway said: “Most people never listen.” We discuss the reasons why we humans have become so ocular at the start of Part 2, where we examine the ways in which sound affects us all (whether we are conscious about it or not). Here we’ll consider the process of listening and then discuss some tools, practises and concepts that can help us to become more conscious in our listening. Conscious listening is a new and powerful experience for most people, opening up a whole dimension of reality that has been absent, but not missed – a little like turning up the colour on a screen that has always shown black and white. Usually I find that the very realisation that we have been unconscious in our listening is in itself transformative and the ear suddenly open. If, after you read this book, you find yourself grumbling about chiller cabinets in supermarkets or coffee machines in restaurants, be happy that you are experiencing the world more vividly than before! As long as you are conscious of sound, you have a choice to do something about it – and if that means moving away from unpleasant noise, then your wellbeing will be improved as a result.”
Part 2 of my conscious listening podcast is up! We discuss the threats to our listening and how we can consciously improve it.
Do you ever struggle to be heard? This week’s Sound Affects episode features simple exercises to liberate the power of your voice and reap the immediate rewards to leave you speaking so that people want to listen.
Did you know that listening has been identified as one of the top skills employers seek in entry-level employees, as well as those being promoted?
I’m excited to announce that we’ve developed a new one-day workshop focused solely around Conscious Listening, to improve your success in business, relationships and wellbeing.
Is listening a lost classroom art? I spoke to NPR about how we can teach it in our schools. Read the full article here.
Research from the University of Pennsylvania shows that it’s likely to depend on your age and gender.
Wow! My TED talk How to speak so that people want to listen now has over 3 million views on TED.com, putting it in the top 100 TED talks of all time!