For those of you who want to begin your quest into the world of listening, here is a fun playlist:
Listen Up 9 Talks to Help You Be a Better Listener
It's hosted by Ted and it's very good.
If you don't just have hours to sit around watching videos today, I suggest that you just watch the first one. It's already got me thinking a great deal about listening, as a biological function and also as a powerful tool.
For example, consultant Julian Treasure mentions our "filters":
all of which guide and govern our perception of what we hear. He goes on to say profound things about how listening shapes our reality and dictates our experience with the flow of time.
By the time he mentions how the importance of good listening has declined through the ages, I'm already thinking about Homer and oral storytelling--which is a way to say this is very stimulating talk and I think you'll enjoy it a great deal.
Thank you for listening to me today!