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Latest ILA News & Announcements

Video Created by Sandra Bodin-Lerner's Listening Class

Have you seen this great rap video created by Sandra Bodin-Lerner’s Listening Class at Kean University https://www.dropbox.com/s/5cidwty6lb17qjc/Kean%20University%20Listens.mov?dl=0

Mike Purdy on Listening as Service: The Gift of Receptivity

ILA member Professor Mike Purdy uploaded this great piece on Listening as Service: the gift of receptivity https://www.academia.edu/34602900/Listening_as_Service_The_Gift_of_Receptivity

Paul McGee and Ruby Wax on Listening to Young People

ILA Affiliate, PMA International's Paul McGee, is speaking with Ruby Wax, on listening to young people:  October 3rd, Wolverhampton, England.  http://www.headstartonline.co.uk/events/conference2017

International Day of Listening Videos

Have you seen the latest International Listening Day videos? Check out Sandra Bodin-Lerner describing how not to listen to your kids https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sSKjIWTbx9U - and CP Moreau demonstrating how to listen in action when his partner texts him about taking out the trash!  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y8FAaUq7888&t=69s


Gunfighter, Wild Child: It's Clint Eastwood's Girl

Did you see this article in The times where Clint Eastwood’s daughter says: “My dad tells me to watch and listen - in life, and on the set.” Great advice! https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/gunfighter-wild-child-its-clint-eastwoods-girl-zp37dfjqp


Attention, Couples: 6 Ways to Become a Better Listener - and Strengthen Your Relationship

Check out this great article in the Reader’s Digest: Attention, Couples: 6 Ways to Become a Better Listener - and Strengthen Your Relationship http://www.rd.com/advice/relationships/improve-listening-skills/ Author Lisa Fields did a great job contacting the International Listening Association for quotes.


39th International Listening Association Convention

We are delighted to announce that the 39th International Listening Association ConventionListening Beyond Boundaries’ will be held on the historic campus of Trinity College, Dublin, IrelandJune 20-23 2018. Join the conversation. Make a Celtic connection; experience listening like never before www.listen.org/convention

The ILA will be holding a special one day event in Ireland on June 20 2018. Our Listening in Healthcare Settings program will appeal to healthcare professionals, their patients and caregivers and all who are interested in the power of Listening. Register at  www.listen.org/convention

ILA Affiliate Program Welcomes Manchester University

Another organization to join the ILA Affiliates Program is Manchester University, with campuses in North Manchester and Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA. They offer more than 60 areas of academic study to 1,600 students in undergraduate programs, a Master of Science in Pharmacogenomics, a Master of Athletic Training and a four-year professional Doctor of Pharmacy.  Learn more about this private, northern Indiana school at www.manchester.edu.

ILA Affiliate Program Welcomes PMA International

The ILA welcomes another new ILA Affiliate organization, PMA International, led by Paul McGee also known as the Sumo Guy http://www.thesumoguy.com/. He is the author of a number of books including How to Speak so that People Really Listen: http://www.thesumoguy.com/portfolio/how-to-speak-so-people-really-listen/. If you missed Paul’s interview with Chris Evans on BBC Radio 2 (his show is the most listened to radio show in Europe) then click hereto check it out on YouTube. You'll discover some of his top tips, including the surprising advice he gave to Chris's ninety one year old mother who's a bit of a worrier. Happy listening!

Tim Hast’s Ted Talk: “Change the World, Create a Culture of Listeners"

Have you seen this TED talk? ILA member, Tim Hast examines how one simple trait, the ability to listen, can separate success from failure. In fact, according to Hast, “Engaging in deep, skillful listening is a powerful solution to many of the problems people experience in relationships, at work, and in the world,” When people begin to listen skillfully, it has a profound impact on others around them. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=45f4or8UsgE

Are You Hearing Me? 

ILA member Prof Carol Benton recommends this link which asks these questions: Have you ever tried to have a conversation with somebody who wasn’t listening to you? Could you tell? Have you ever seen yourself nodding and smiling during a conversation while in your mind you were landing the space shuttle? Expertly, you might add. And do you think it was obvious you were in orbit? https://www.mindful.org/are-you-hearing-me/

The Power of Listening in Silence

ILA member, Professor Carol Benton, drew our attention to this article about the power of listening in silence: http://www.bbc.com/capital/story/20170718-the-subtle-power-of-uncomfortable-silences Our perceptions of listening in silence differ dramatically across cultures – a crucial detail if you’re doing business internationally.

Jean Francois Mathieu Discusses Listening as you would Listen to a Concert

Have you seen this video of ILA member Jean Francois Mathieu discussing how to listen to a person the way you would listen to a musical concert? Fascinating! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S-6neMKN5nc

Check Out This Video 

Have you seen this video about a doctor listening to his patient? He clearly understands about Listening - not surprising - he is the nephew of an ILA Past President! Guess which one??  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tzd9QcTAjdY

Dr Andrew Wolvin writing in the Omaha World Herald

Congratulations to Dr Andrew Wolvin, a founding member of the International Listening Association on his article in the Omaha World Herald: “It’s going to take a culture shift to get back to civil listening as a complex communication act” http://www.omaha.com/opinion/andrew-wolvin-we-need-to-refresh-listening-skills/article_d1f49d28-9d7e-521c-994d-f145bcf67a62.html

International Day of Listening 2017 – September 21, 2017

We are excited about our next International Day of Listening. Last year, thousands of people across the world participated in listening activities. Let’s do more this year! Let’s Listen to build relationships, solve a problem and learn. www.internationaldayoflistening.com

The Temptation to Rescue Rather Than Listen

This short video (1:47) demonstrates how strong is the urge to rescue rather than listen:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-4EDhdAHrOg

Listening across Lives

Check out the new listening textbook Listening across Lives with chapters by ILA members Andrew Wolvin, Laura Janusik, Margarete Imhof,  Chris Bond, Rick Bommelje and Kay Lindahl. It is co-edited by another ILA Member Molly Stoltz.

Increase Listening at Conferences

Check out this blog post Listen: Don’t just hear by International Listening Association member, Jennie Grau, who  explains how to make conferences places where listening happens. People rarely design conferences with quality listening in mind. If they do, they often mistake listening for hearing and so they focus on audio quality. Yet, the listening experiences you foster make your event memorable and enjoyable and provide lasting value to your participants.

The World Needs More Listening by Michael Z Murphy

Listening experts have found a 40% decline in empathy among college students over the past 30 years with most of the decline taking place since 2000.  Could more effective listening improve your life?  Could it improve the world?

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