5 Ways to Listen Better – Julian Treasure

In our louder and louder world, says sound expert Julian Treasure, “We are losing our listening.” In this short, fascinating talk, Treasure shares five ways to re-tune your ears for conscious listening — to other people and the world around you.” […]

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A Case for Active Listening

Jason Chare, Director Of Operations at Crisis Services Canada, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada […]

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Active Listening

Katie Owens at TEDxYouth […]

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Conscious Listening

Julian Treasure studies sound and advises businesses on how best to use it. He wrote the book “Sound Business”, a complete introduction to harnessing the power of sound in business, from branding and marketing to the telephone, the web and physical spaces such as shops, restaurants, offices and reception areas. […]

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Everyone around you has a story the world needs to hear

Dave Isay opened the first StoryCorps booth in New York’s Grand Central Terminal in 2003 with the intention of creating a quiet place where a person could honor someone who mattered to them by listening to their story. Since then, StoryCorps has evolved into the single largest collection of human voices ever recorded. His TED […]

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How to listen to your inner whispering voice

Lisanne Triezenberg has got a challenging set of lemons. She leads her life with the ”Big C” lurking around the corner, now with a young daughter recently fighting brain cancer. Listen to her strong talk on how to battle the family curse by listening to her inner whispering voice. […]

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How to Truly Listen – Evelyn Glennie

In this soaring demonstration, deaf percussionist Evelyn Glennie illustrates how listening to music involves much more than simply letting sound waves hit your eardrums. […]

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Learning to listen

Karyn Gagnon. We live in a world submerged in noise and chaos. Among this mixture of noise, we subconsciously decide what we will truly listen to. While making these choices, the people around us yearn for someone to listen to them. We need to create environments where listening can occur, removing obstacles and becoming aware […]

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Listen, learn … then lead

Four-star general Stanley McChrystal shares what he learned about leadership over his decades in the military. How can you build a sense of shared purpose among people of many ages and skill sets? By listening and learning — and addressing the possibility of failure. […]

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Listening and its enemies

Avi mostra a importância da escuta e seus benefícios em todas as áreas e mostra os seus inimigos. Encerra falando que seu sonho é de que todas as crianças tenham aulas de escuta na escola. Avi is the first born of parents who both survived the Holocaust. Today he is a professor of Organizational Behavior […]

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Listening Between the Lines

Dr. Elke Rechberger is a licensed clinical psychologist and the founder and CEO of Visionary Development Team, Inc. Dr. Rechberger’s passion for working in underserved communities has led her to assist several LA-based organizations working on gang violence reduction, religious pluralism and inter-faith dialogue. […]

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LISTENING CAN CHANGE YOUR WORLD

Julia uses her talk to introduce a way in which every child is able to experience the richness and diversity that the world of music and sound has to offer. She will promote a culture of curious, active and reflective listening and introduce music and sound as a stimulus for analytical thinking and imaginative enquiry. […]

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Listening Matters

Only when we truly listen, we show others that they matter. Communication expert Kit Pang shares personal anecdotes about listening and three principles on how to become more effective listeners. Kit is a communication expert, hip hop choreographer and the founder of BostonSpeaks. Kit loves to work with individuals on how they can become exceptional […]

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Listening to Shame – Brene Brown

Shame is an unspoken epidemic, the secret behind many forms of broken behavior. Brené Brown, whose earlier talk on vulnerability became a viral hit, explores what can happen when people confront their shame head-on. Her own humor, humanity and vulnerability shine through every word. […]

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Listening To Your Inner Voice

Maria Estling Vannestål had a promising career as a PhD in English linguistics — teaching, doing research, writing books and articles. Still, she was not satisfied with her working life, and the idea of being rewarded with a golden watch after 30 years of loyal service scared her tremendously. So Maria decided to listen carefully […]

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The art of listening

In this thought provoking talk, Kathleen Macferran explores the power of listening to open doors and potentially to transform people. […]

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The difference between hearing and listening

Sounds carry intelligence. If you are too narrow in your awareness of sounds, you are likely to be disconnected from your environment. Ears do not listen to sounds; the brain does. Listening is a lifetime practice that depends on accumulated experiences with sound; it can be focused to detail or open to the entire field […]

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The Importance of Listening in Healthcare

Nell’s TEDx Talk sheds light on patient provider interactions that apply to many specialties but draw lessons from her expertise in midwifery. Listening is critical to all aspects of healthcare and Nell provides answers to how to listen more effectively. Nell Tharpe was formerly the head maternal-child specialist at the Maine CDC and is the […]

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The Listening Bias – Tony Salvador

Listening to both customers and colleagues to gather insights and information is a key ability that successful people possess. Tony Salvador shares some strategies for being a better listener: to lose preconceptions, to be vulnerable and open to new ideas, and to not be afraid to hear what we’d rather not hear. […]

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The Power of Deliberate Listening

When an angry reader began cursing her out over the phone, newspaper columnist Ronnie Polaneczky had an epiphany: Magic happens when we set aside our judgments and just listen, even when we are certain that person is wrong and we are right. The experience set her on a quest to understand the true meaning of […]

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The Power of Listening

This talk was given on November 8th, 2014 at a local TEDx event, produced independently of the TED Conferences. William Ury explains how listening is the essential, and often overlooked, half of communication. His stories of candid conversations with presidents and business leaders provide us with impactful lessons, such as understanding the power of a […]

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The power of listening

Mteto Maphoyi’s father left behind one Pavarotti CD when he abandoned Mteto, his brothers, and his mother in a small Xhosa township in South Africa’s Western Cape. Mteto was four years old and before his father died eleven years later Mteto would see him only once more. As a child, Mteto played his Pavarotti CD […]

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The Power of Listening – An Ancient Practice for Our Future

Leon Berg is a founding member of the Ojai Foundation, an educational sanctuary in the Upper Ojai Valley of Southern California. He is a Senior Trainer of the Ojai Foundation’s Center for Council Practice, and has been facilitating Council groups in the U.S. and abroad for over 20 years. In 2001, he went to Israel […]

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Tuning In: Listening as a Survival Tool

Silence and listening are necessary parts of our language and our humanity, teaching us empathy. Set aside your electronic devices, your smart phones and tablets and go out into the natural world and just listen. Amy Martin is an audio producer, writer and musician. She’s currently developing a podcast about youth and nature in America […]

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Two radical ideas about listening

Actively listening during a conversation, especially during difficult, even racially charged ones, can feel like an insurmountable task. Lalita Amos shares two radical ideas about listening from her global experience and the good that listening can do in the world. Lalita Amos is the CEDO (Chief Executive Development Officer) and Founder of Total Team Solutions, […]

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Want to help someone? Shut up and listen!

When most well-intentioned aid workers hear of a problem they think they can fix, they go to work. This, Ernesto Sirolli suggests, is naïve. In this funny and impassioned talk, he proposes that the first step is to listen to the people you’re trying to help, and tap into their own entrepreneurial spirit. His advice […]

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What I learned from my mother – Corine Jansen

How difficult is it to listen to someone else? Corine Jansen learned to truly connect through listening. Did you ever really listen to anyone? […]

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Why it’s worth listening to people you disagree with

We get stronger, not weaker, by engaging with ideas and people we disagree with, says Zachary R. Wood. In an important talk about finding common ground, Wood makes the case that we can build empathy and gain understanding by engaging tactfully and thoughtfully with controversial ideas and unfamiliar perspectives. “Tuning out opposing viewpoints doesn’t make […]

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Why Noise is Bad for Your Health – and What You Can Do About It

Silence is a rare commodity these days. There’s traffic, construction, air-conditioning, your neighbor’s lawnmower … and all this unwanted sound can have a surprising impact on your health, says noise researcher Mathias Basner. Discover the science behind how noise affects your health and sleep — and how you can get more of the benefits of […]

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