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Listening: Learn to Really Listen and Develop Active Listening Skills

Narrated by: Michael Hanko
Length: 40 mins
4 out of 5 stars (6 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Become better at communicating by enhancing your listening skills.

Do you listen to others? Yes? No, I mean, do you really listen to others? If there is room for improvement, then download this relatively low-priced book and become more loved in relationships and by coworkers, or become more effective at what you do and how much information you absorb. This book talks about passive listening, active listening, tips to improve, and thoughts that will help you show more interest in others, something that is much needed in today's fast-paced, digital society.

©2016 Christian Olsen (P)2016 Christian Olsen

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Helpful and well worth a quick read

I dont read alot, but audio books are great, i a found the info in this book very good and a great start to learning more on listening skills

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Short and sweet

Such an easy and direct self-improvement book. It helped me realise I am not as good a listener as I first thought and had left me feeling enthusiastic about implementing the strategies suggested as they were so practical and uncomplicated. Recommend this.

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Excellent Audio book short and to the point

Heaps of tips and ideas to improve your listening without all the fluff and long winded explanations . Money well spent for sure

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Rubbish-don't buy this book

If you want a book of lists and no real content then purchase this book. Honestly doesn't cover anything of worth on the subject matter. Disappointing! Not sure how this even got on her for purchase. Had to give starts to submit rating but I would not rate it any stars to be honest.

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  • Matt Morgan
  • 04-01-2017

Sweet, simple, and to the point

This book was a nice quick listen to remind yourself of little things you may or may not do well as a listener. Perfect for a short flight.

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  • Aaron L. Travieso
  • 23-01-2017

Great Tips

Short and to the point.
Great tips on how to listen.
I will be listening to this book again.
Thanks Christian Olsen

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  • Faith
  • 15-07-2019

Enjoyable and to the point.

I've always been a passive listener, accidentally. just looking for self improvements. This read was cute and helpful.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 18-05-2019

Restates the obvious

Keeps restating about 5 bullet points on how to be an active listener. Neither the approach nor the information are novel or new. This book won’t change you nor equip you to be a better listener.

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  • D.J.S.
  • 13-05-2019

The author is straight to the point

Christian (the author) gets right down to business. His writing style flows nicely. You will want to read this more than once, it's short so you should find that easy to do.
In short an easy read, tough things to put into practice. But, for me,worth the effort... for you too.

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  • Holly
  • 24-01-2019

Wonderful quick listening.

Straight to the point. No big words to follow. Great advice. Short enough for my husband and I listened to it together. Very upbeat.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 06-01-2019

Short and Helpful

This is a short book that neatly summarises what stops people from being effective listeners and provides practical strategies to improve one's listening skills. It explains why our desire to be listened to is stronger than our desire to be a genuine listener, why this holds people back from being better listeners, and provides a neat and simple suggestion of how this can be overcome.

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  • nyla
  • 20-12-2018

learning

This is my second book I am reading from you, the first one patience caught my attention then I got this one , I like your books because they are not long and dragged out ,you the to the point and keep it interesting , looking forward to some more of your books, thanks for my lessons on listening..

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  • steven shin
  • 07-11-2018

awesome

thank you. the story was short and sweet and helped me learn something i wanna incorporate into my life.

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  • 30-06-2018

Great book to improve active listening.

I was really please with the techniques introduced in this book. I applied them immediately on my wife and I was rewarded with 45mn of emotional speech , and I was so happy I was focused 200% on her all that time. Great read and learning book

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 09-11-2018

Excellent

I have learnt alot great job and I've recommended it to my contacts friends and family

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 20-10-2018

good book

really good book will definitely recommend.
thanks again.5 stars from me , good book .