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From Proactive Listening to Hearing People Out

By: Jaime Neely - Jul 24, 2014
Although a large majority of individuals in a professional setting worry about the ways they present themselves when speaking in front of others, these presentations on listening prove that sitting in the audience can be just as important and influential.

Far too many people overlook the importance of developing a strong set of listening skills. Not only is listening important when gathering the necessary information one might need, but it can also hugely impact a relationship should someone appear distracted or bored. These presentations offer tips on how to get the most out of a conversation as a listener and how you can get others to listen to you.

Julian Treasure, who specializes in the sound and communication, is featured here three times. His speeches reveal that we spend 60 percent of our time communicating as a listener, but only retain about 25 percent of the information we hear. His talks don't only blame the listener, however. He believes that people today aren't saying things worthy of being listened to. There is often too much negativity embedded in one's speech -- as well as a rushed pace -- and in order to get people to listen, we need to slow down and ensure we aren't bombarding people with complaints, embellishments or excuses.

These presentations on listening offer practical and easy to apply tips to make your listening and speaking more effective.