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5 Ways to Listen Better       Slides prepared by Oh Sher Li   Based on the talk by Julian Treasure
The Problem             Where has our listening                                          gone?• With many methods of  comm...
what is it really?what is listening?• Listening is basically making  meaning from sound.
The filters   what defines what we hear?                    What do we listen to?• Culture     • Expectations• Language   ...
what does sound do?               why is it                               important?• Places us in space and time. • All s...
1. silence
• 3 minutes a day of silence.• Resets our ears and re-calibrates  our listening.• Lets us hear the silence again.
2. the mixer.
• Listen to the individual channels of  sound.• Improves the quality of our  listening.
3. savouring.
• Enjoying mundane sounds in life.• Teaches us to appreciate the little  sounds.• Can be very interesting.
4. listening positions.
• Move to a position that is  appropriate to what you’re listening  to.• This is playing with the filters.
5. the acronym.
• RASA• R: Receive• A: Appreciate• S: Summarise• A: Ask• This is suitable for most roles in life.
live to listen.Listen consciously to live fully.        teach listening.
Thank you
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5 Ways to Listen Better — Julian Treasure

This is a presentation based on the talk '5 Ways to Listen Better', originally conducted by Julian Treasure for the TED community. This set of slides was made for the School of Science and Technology, Singapore.

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5 Ways to Listen Better — Julian Treasure

  1. 1. 5 Ways to Listen Better Slides prepared by Oh Sher Li Based on the talk by Julian Treasure
  2. 2. The Problem Where has our listening gone?• With many methods of communication, we are forgetting how to listen.• We don’t appreciate the little sounds around us.
  3. 3. what is it really?what is listening?• Listening is basically making meaning from sound.
  4. 4. The filters what defines what we hear? What do we listen to?• Culture • Expectations• Language • Intentions• Beliefs• Attitudes
  5. 5. what does sound do? why is it important?• Places us in space and time. • All sound has time embedded in it.• Helps us determine the size of a room, the number of people, etc.• Sonority is time and meaning. - Jean-Luc Nancy
  6. 6. 1. silence
  7. 7. • 3 minutes a day of silence.• Resets our ears and re-calibrates our listening.• Lets us hear the silence again.
  8. 8. 2. the mixer.
  9. 9. • Listen to the individual channels of sound.• Improves the quality of our listening.
  10. 10. 3. savouring.
  11. 11. • Enjoying mundane sounds in life.• Teaches us to appreciate the little sounds.• Can be very interesting.
  12. 12. 4. listening positions.
  13. 13. • Move to a position that is appropriate to what you’re listening to.• This is playing with the filters.
  14. 14. 5. the acronym.
  15. 15. • RASA• R: Receive• A: Appreciate• S: Summarise• A: Ask• This is suitable for most roles in life.
  16. 16. live to listen.Listen consciously to live fully. teach listening.
  17. 17. Thank you

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