The Forgotten Skill of Listening

This week on TED talks, Julian Treasure gives an 8-minute presentation about the skill of listening. His claim: We are losing our ability to listen. Is he right? One observation I have is that many interviewers don’t listen to the people they’re interviewing. In their rush to impress the viewing audience (and their producer/boss), interviewers often give away the answers to the very questions they are asking. At that point they are not facilitating for the audience — which should be, of course, the primary function of their job. Check out Treasure’s TED talk here: 5 ways to listen better: Julian Treasure on

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