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The world is a noisy place where you fight to be heard every day. Despite the fact that we have been taught at home and at school how to speak, none of us have had any training in how to listen. Multiple academic studies have shown that between 50% and 55% of your working day is spent listening, yet only 2% of people have been trained in how to listen.

We feel frustrated,isolated and confused because we aren't heard.

As a speaker, it takes absolutely no training to notice when someone isn't listening - they're distracted, they interrupt or drift away as you talk.

Yet the opposite is also true, without any training in how to listen we struggle to stay connected with the speaker and the discussion.

This results in unproductive workplaces where people fight to be heard and need to repeat themselves constantly, send emails to confirm what they said and then have follow-up meetings to ensure what was said was actually heard by those in the meeting. It's a downward spiral that drains energy from every conversation and reduces the productivity of organisations.

This podcast is about creating practical tips and techniques to improve your daily listening.

Deep Listening - Impact beyond words - Oscar Trimboli Oscar Trimboli

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    • 5.0, 48 Ratings

The world is a noisy place where you fight to be heard every day. Despite the fact that we have been taught at home and at school how to speak, none of us have had any training in how to listen. Multiple academic studies have shown that between 50% and 55% of your working day is spent listening, yet only 2% of people have been trained in how to listen.

We feel frustrated,isolated and confused because we aren't heard.

As a speaker, it takes absolutely no training to notice when someone isn't listening - they're distracted, they interrupt or drift away as you talk.

Yet the opposite is also true, without any training in how to listen we struggle to stay connected with the speaker and the discussion.

This results in unproductive workplaces where people fight to be heard and need to repeat themselves constantly, send emails to confirm what they said and then have follow-up meetings to ensure what was said was actually heard by those in the meeting. It's a downward spiral that drains energy from every conversation and reduces the productivity of organisations.

This podcast is about creating practical tips and techniques to improve your daily listening.

    How to listen for difference rather similarities

    How to listen for difference rather similarities

    Paul Nadeau is a highly decorated former police detective, hostage negotiator and international peacekeeper. 

    He shares the story of how a terrorist saved his life, and why the cost of not listening can be fatal.

    Learn how to ask the right questions and build rapport.

    Learn how Paul was able to truly connect with a man who terrified his other police colleagues.

    By asking people to speak and really listening - Paul has learnt that people are more like us than they are different.

    • 39 min
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    Teaching the world to listen with Evelyn Glennie

    Teaching the world to listen with Evelyn Glennie

    Dame Evelyn Glennie is on a quest to teach the world to listen, to themselves and to each other. 

    Evelyn is an internationally renowned percussionist, remarkably despite being deaf since age 12.

    Learn about Evelyn's ability to listen with the whole body, and hear her expert insights on conductors and acoustics.

    Oscar and Evelyn speak about listening to silence the unsaid, and even a silent piece of music.

    • 53 min
    The Four Villains of Listening

    The Four Villains of Listening

    Which listening villain are you? Once you know, you can’t forget it.

    Meet the Four Villains of Listening: Dramatic, Interrupting, Lost and Shrewd.

    Each of these villains embodies particular bad habits we fall into, which completely derail our listening.
    Learn about the ways the villains show up, and tips to combat them.

    Once you know your listening villains, you know what’s getting in your way to becoming a deep listener.

    Tune in to this episode, and take the Listening Quiz at listeningquiz

    • 58 min
    Listening to your employees with Geoff Ho

    Listening to your employees with Geoff Ho

    How do employee surveys get in the way of listening?

    How do you listen in face-to-face situations and at scale, to hundreds or thousands of employees?

    How do you listen to what's unsaid, by analysing data?
    Learn how to conduct a listening tour that actually works, how to design effective focus groups, and how Google listened to its employees and gave them a pay rise.

    Learn how to become a Deep Listener at scale.

    • 54 min
    Noticing the world through listening - W2

    Noticing the world through listening - W2

    What my client's taught me this week

    • 9 min
    Making a habit of Deep Listening with James Clear

    Making a habit of Deep Listening with James Clear

    How do you create and sustain a good listening habit?

    James Clear is a world-leading thinker and New York Times Bestselling author in the field of habits and behaviour change.

    Learn about what a habit is made of, and how they work. Listen as James Clear shares how to adopt an identity of a listener with the simple question: 'What would a good listener do?'

    • 42 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
48 Ratings

48 Ratings

Aline Hornoff ,

Amazing resource for your journey to become a better listener and improve your communication!

This podcast gives such a great insight into the world of deep listening and is an amazing tool to improve your communication! I also highly recommend to participate in Oscars “Deep Listening Community of Practice - An opportunity to improve your listening skills at work and at home”. I couldn’t believe my luck as it turned out to be a one on one. The things Oscar shared with me will stay with me for the rest of my life enabling me to become a better listener!

Benjamin Caspary ,

Leveled up my listening

Fantastic podcast that has make me aware of how I listen and how important listening is. This podcast has helped me improve my personal and business relationships. Would highly recommend.

Charlie Lane Cove ,

Wow - so many learnings

I had always thought I was a good listener but had NO idea, firstly that there was SO much to it & secondly that by using some VERY simple techniques that one can dramatically improve upon there ability to listen more deeply. Oscar’s podcast series is a must for those wanting to learn, lead & live more, thanks.

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