Segment 1: Listening Skills
Listening is just, if not more important, than speaking. To re-learn the skill of listening, try these exercises.
- Close your eyes and listen to the TV. What do you hear? What do you hear that you normally wouldn’t notice if you were watching?
- Get away from the noise and re-adjust your personal noise filters
- Listen with your eyes. What for the visual clues such as hand movement and body language
- In meetings, learn to talk less
- Practice interviewing and facilitating conversations of others
- Record and take notes in a meeting. Re-listen to the recording. What did you miss?
- Eavesdrop on a conversation. What did you hear that showed good or poor listening skills?
- Final ‘model’ listeners. Ask them how they do it?
- Teach your kids how to listen.
Segment 2: Rules of Future Forcasting
Based on the rules shared by Paul Saffo with the Institute of the Futures.
- Rule 1: Know when not to make a forecast
- Rule 2: Overnight successes come out of twenty years of failure
- Rule 3: Look back twice as far as forward
- Rule 4: Hunt for weak signals
- Rule 5: Be indifferent
- Rule 6: Tell a story
- Rule 7: Prove yourself wrong
Segment 3: Killer Question Of The Week
Segment 4: Closing Thoughts
“You can either take action or you can hang back and hope for a miracle. Miracles are great but they are so unpredictable.”
Music: provided by Luigi Cappel. The name of the song is “Telephone Card”