Listening is a key skill regardless of job title. It's critical to hone your listening skills both at work and in your personal life. Yet we can become too busy to pay attention to how well we are or are not listening to others. This session takes participants back to the basics of listening, as well as provides cutting edge techniques that can be applied immediately. Want to improve your listening mojo? If so, then this session is for you!


Outline/Structure of the Talk

  • Review the importance of listening well and what happens when you don't
  • Introduce levels of listening
  • Explore 4 listening tips
  • Practice listening and being listened to
  • Have fun along the way!

Learning Outcome

  • Learn 4 Tips to Improve Your Listening Skills
  • Experience the benefits when someone really listens to you
  • Leave with the confidence to use these tips anywhere you need to listen

Target Audience

Coaches, Leaders

Prerequisites for Attendees


schedule Submitted 9 months ago

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  • Lynn Winterboer
    By Lynn Winterboer  ~  9 months ago
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    Hi Stevie - Can you provide some more detail about the activities in this session?  I can understand what the participants will do for tools #1 and #2, but since tools #3 and #4 require facilitated coaching I can't tell what they will do during the session. Thanks!

    • Stevie Borne
      By Stevie Borne  ~  9 months ago
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      Hi Lynn, Thank you for submitting a question.  For tool #3, I guide them through a series of questions to discuss with a partner that help them identify their strengths.  It's not as accurate as actually taking the CliftonStrengths assessment, but it gets them thinking about strengths and begins to give them some language to express their strengths.  For tool #4 I simply introduce the concept but do not have an exercise for it since it requires vulnerability that is tough in a room of (most likely) strangers.  Since tool #3 takes the longest for partner discussions, I don't have much time for tool #4.  Since I don't do an activity for tool #4 I do have the final discussion question so they finish with an interaction that gets them thinking about how to apply their discoveries from the session.  Hope that helps bring clarity!