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Listening and its Effect on Learning

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Listening and its Effect on Learning

Listening and its Effect on Learning

Practical Enlightenment by Ariel & Shya Kane

If you’re reading this, you’ve probably spent more time in a classroom than you can remember. It’s likely that you continue to spend time in similar settings, maybe conferences, meetings, sales presentations, or the like. You’ve spent a lifetime listening to teachers, speakers, reading books and materials, and watching presentations, all in the quest for information. But do you really know what you’re doing?

We have a name for this: Learning. But do you really know an effective way to learn? Have you ever even considered the questions, “How well can I learn?” and “How can I learn better?” Despite the thousands of hours that many of us have invested in learning situations, we’ve really never learned how to learn. It was always something that we just sort of figured out on the fly.

There is an existing technology that can make a dramatic difference in how you learn. It isn’t a study method, a memory aid, or a way to read faster. The major component of this technology has a deceptively simple name and you probably think it’s something you already do. It’s called “listening.” But don’t let the name fool you. When you think you’re listening, you may be doing something completely different. I’ve learned that what I used to call “listening” is not what I mean when I use the word now.

I recently attended a business workshop given by Ariel and Shya Kane, entitled Transformation in the Workplace. As part of the seminar, we explored what it means to truly listen, to intentionally hear what is being said from the point of view of the person who is speaking. How many times do you remember sitting in a presentation or a class, engaging in a casual conversation and hearing something that gave you an idea? It happens to me a lot. I follow the thoughts to see what the new information might mean, or how I might use it. But by the time my attention returns to the speaker, I’ve become totally lost.

If the speaker says something that sounds like what I’ve previously learned, I think “I know that” to myself. Since I already know – or believe that I do – I don’t bother to really listen and hear it. And then there’s no chance for me to see that what the speaker is saying is new or different. Even if I did happen to know the facts involved, the speaker’s perspective is different from my own. If I truly listen, I can acquire a new insight into things. When I think, “I already know that,” it closes me off from hearing the truth and therefore learning. And if you hear yourself saying, “I agree” or “I disagree,” you are converting someone else’s words into something you already know. Again, you’re stopping yourself from truly hearing.

Having an agenda is another hindrance to listening. Consider a sales presentation for a product that I’ve already decided I want. I’m probably listening through my agenda, storing information to make the case that the product should be purchased. At the same time, though, I’m filtering out any information that might serve to change my mind – or at least cause me to further question my purchase. Because all information is passing through the filter of my agenda, I’m not truly listening to the speaker, and I’ve lost the opportunity to learn. This filtering process works exactly the same way when my agenda is to not purchase the product.

I also discovered that if I’m practicing what I’m about to say while someone else is speaking, I’m not listening. This is especially true when I’m about to give a planned presentation. I generally don’t remember who spoke before me, much less what they said during their talk because I was busy practicing my talk in my mind.

One final hindrance I want to mention is “feeling badly” for not listening. Punishing yourself is just one more way to avoid listening and learning, and it doesn’t accomplish anything positive. When you notice that you’re not listening, you have a choice. You can feel badly, or you can move your attention away from yourself and back onto the speaker. By choosing wisely, you are placing yourself back into a state where you’re listening and learning.

Since attending the Kanes’ course, I have discovered that listening goes far beyond just learning. It is about truly hearing what is being said, whether it’s coming from a teacher, a coworker, a supervisor, or a client. The simple act of truly listening allows a dramatic shift, a transformation in what you can accomplish in your life. I urge you to try it for yourself. Then, when someone tells you how you’ve suddenly become much more effective, productive and easy to be with, you’ll really be able to hear it.

Andrew Gideon has a Master’s Degree in Computer Science. He is the Vice President and Co–owner of TAG Online, a World Wide Web provider and software development corporation.

Since 1987, internationally acclaimed authors, seminar leaders, podcast/radio show hosts and business consultants Ariel and Shya Kane have acted as guides, leading people through the swamp of the mind into the clarity and brilliance of the moment. Find out more about the Kanes, their seminars in NYC, Germany and Costa Rica, the Say YES to Your Life! Meetups their work has inspired, their Being Here podcast or join their email newsletter. Also get information about their award-winning books. Their newest book, Being Here…Too, is available on Amazon.comBarnesandNoble.com and everywhere books are sold.

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Real Challenges and People Share Their Collaborations By David B. Savage

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Real Challenges and People Share Their Collaborations By David B. Savage

2017 Break Through To Yes with Collaboration, David B. Savage Show Episodes;
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# First Broadcast Theme Featured Guests
1 January 26th Collaboration and Leadership Bob Acton & David Mitchell
2 February 2nd Collaboration and Sports Tristen Chernove & Martin Parnell
3 February 9th Collaboration and Organizational Culture Mike Thompson &
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4 February 16th Collaboration, Company Dispute Resolution, and Mindfulness Julie Murray
5 February 23rd Collaboration and Critical Thinking in This Age of Lies Doreen Liberto & Chuck Rose
6 March 2nd Collaboration, Europe, and Rotary International Elisabeth Delaygue Bevan & Florian Wackermann
7 March 9th Collaboration and Human Sexual Trafficking Cliff Wiebe & Lance Kadatz
8 March 16th Collaboration, Human Resources and Global Networks   Amy Schabacker Dufrane & Japman Bajaj
9 March 23rd Collaboration, Secret Marathons and Going the Extra Mile Martin Parnell, Kate McKenzie, & Shawn Anderson
10 March 30th Collaboration, Leadership and Disruptive Technologies Alice Reimer & Jim Gibson
11 April 6th Collaboration, Negotiation, and Mediation Jeff Cohen
12 April 13th Collaborative Global Initiative Tool Kit;  a panel on solutions to current challenges Doreen Liberto, Kathy Porter & Jeff Cohen
13 April 20th Global Audience Live Call In  
discussions on collaboration, negotiation, dispute resolution, and systems design. You are the guest

Introduction to Esoteric Healing By Lauren Dillon-Merrill

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Introduction to Esoteric Healing By Lauren Dillon-Merrill

We will be talking about the energy healing modality of Esoteric Healing. What is Esoteric Healing and how it’s different from other healing modalities. The importance of Alignment and Attunement and asking for healing to be according to the will of the soul, and how the Soul influences our healing, well-being, and life lessons. We’ll talk a bit about how in Esoteric Healing classes we gain a deeper understanding of ourselves as spiritual beings, our spiritual anatomy, and how each chakras influences a physiological system of our physical body as well as the emotional and mental psychological contribution a chakra offers. If you’re feeling lost or stuck in life, dealing with physical or emotional pain, or stuck in mental limitations, Esoteric Healing can help: help you help yourself and help you to help others. In addition to info about our Fall Esoteric Healing Class!

Are You a Know It All? by Ariel & Shya Kane

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June 29, 2016: Are You a Know It All?

People are limited by what they already know. Want to discover something new? Ready to access your creativity and intuition? Join Ariel & Shya Kane and step into Being Here where life is new and fresh and alive.

Listen Live this Wednesday, June 29th at 9am PST / 12pm EST on the VoiceAmerica 7th Wave Channel.

After this Wednesday, you can stream or download this episode and over 400 episodes on a wide variety of topics from our archives here.

You can also subscribe to BEING HERE on iTunes!

From Novice to Expert by Ariel & Shya Kane

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3/16/16 – From Novice to Expert

“Do or do not. There is no try.” Yoda

You are already an expert if you drop the story that you are not. Tune into Being Here with Ariel & Shya Kane and discover how to go from Novice to Expert in an instant. Callers welcome at Tel# 1-866-472-5795!

Listen Live this Wednesday, March 16th at 9am PST / 12pm EST on the VoiceAmerica 7th Wave Channel.

NOTE: Sunday, March 13 is Daylight Savings Time in the US. This means that on March 16 & 23, Being Here will air one hour earlier in Europe: 5pm Central European Time & 4pm in the UK.

After this Wednesday, you can stream or download this episode and over 400 episodes on a wide variety of topics from our archives here.

You can also subscribe to BEING HERE on iTunes!

A Transformational Approach to Teaching by Ariel & Shya Kane

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February 17, 2016: A Transformational Approach to Teaching

“I remember that before I met Ariel and Shya, I saw teaching as something hard and not fun. Little did I know that listening would make all the difference.” – Susan Finch, voice and speech coach, NYU’s Atlantic Theater Acting School and The Juilliard School

Whether you are a teacher, parent, student or simply would like to learn how to effectively share an idea, listen in and learn how to connect with others in such a way that you experience their brilliance – as well as your own.

Listen Live this Wednesday, February 17th at 9am PST / 12pm EST on the VoiceAmerica 7th Wave Network.

After this Wednesday, you can stream or download this episode and over 400 episodes on a wide variety of topics from our archives here.

You can also subscribe to BEING HERE on iTunes!

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Susan Finch – Susan Finch has been teaching Voice and Speech for over twenty-five years. She is an alumna of the Juilliard School, where she currently coaches in their Drama Division and is on the faculty of NYU’s The Atlantic Theater School and Actors Connection. She co-leads Speak Up with Ariel Kane, a fun series of classes where participants discover how to express themselves with clarity and confidence in any situation. An award-winning voice and speech coach and professional actress, Susan coaches theatrical productions, actors, and corporate clients which includes Fortune 500 companies. For more information on Susan’s work please visit susanefinch.com
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Michael Hanko – New York City voice teacher Michael Hanko founded his program FreeBody FreeVoice in 2003 to help singers and others discover a new level of skill and wellness. His holistic approach, designed to allow students to experience a magical unleashing of their full potential, includes vocal instruction, Alexander Technique, and bodywork. Michael teaches private lessons in his studio in Chelsea and group classes at various venues. He also performs regularly, most recently in his original one-man show Platoon Lieder. For more information on Michael’s work please visit freebodyfreevoice.com

Gift of Learning by Cynthia Brian

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Gift of Learning by Cynthia Brian

Every week, Express Yourself!™ will bring you a stimulating program based on a chapter from our award winning book Be the Star You Are!® for Teens.

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Nature photographer, Carol Freeman, joins Asya Gonzalez and Brigitte Jia for a fascinating program on the passion of learning.  Carol reveals how she never set out to be a photographer and how she learned to love the craft as she is happiest when she is outdoors, investigating prairies, wetlands, nature preserves, examining endangered species, and discovering new ways to make a difference.  Her Walk in Beauty series educate, enlighten, and inspires people to connect with and learn to appreciate nature. the Asya shares the differences in learning applications that happen from high school to college. In Art Attack, Brigitte discusses the value that illustrators bring to visual learners. Immerse yourself in learning for life. and you’ll live your dreams.
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About Carol: Carol Freeman’s true passion is photographing nature. Her images reflect her philosophy of finding beauty in everything. Her art is an extension of her affinity for the serene, healing aspects of the world around her. She sees with an artist’s eye and feels with a naturalist’s heart. Her respect of nature has led her to create beautiful, light-filled images with low-impact techniques that leave the habitat just as she found it. Her shots are all achieved without the use of flash, fill, or tripod. www.carolfreemanphotography.com

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The Beginner’s Mind

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12/16/15 – The Beginner’s Mind

“In the beginner’s mind there are many possibilities, but in the expert’s there are few.” – Zen Master Shunryo Suzuki

Tune in to Being Here and experience your beginner’s mind where life is full of possibility and where ordinary things shine. Callers welcome at Tel# 1-866-472-5795!

Listen Live this Wednesday, December 16th at 9am PST / 12pm EST on the VoiceAmerica 7th Wave Network.

After this Wednesday, you can stream or download this episode and over 400 episodes on a wide variety of topics from our archives here.

You can also subscribe to BEING HERE on iTunes!

Listening and Its Effect on Learning

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8/26/15 – Listening and Its Effect on Learning

Learning isn’t what happens when you go to school. Learning is what happens when you are Being Here in the moment, this moment of now. “Listen” in and experience a new possibility for learning with Ariel & Shya Kane.

Listen Live this Wednesday, August 26th at 9am PST / 12pm EST on the VoiceAmerica 7th Wave Network.
Link: http://www.transformationmadeeasy.com/being-here-radio-show/

After this Wednesday, you can stream or download this episode and over 400 episodes on a wide variety of topics from our archives here.
Link: http://www.transformationmadeeasy.com/being-here-radio-show-archives/

You can also subscribe to BEING HERE on iTunes!
Link: https://itunes.apple.com/podcast/being-here/id419219602

Trans, August Garden Guide, The Gift of Asking

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Trans, August Garden Guide, The Gift of Asking

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with Cynthia Brian and Heather Brittany on StarStyle®-Be the Star You Are!® Radio brought to the airwaves under the auspices of Be the Star You Are!® 501 c3 charity, LIVE, since 1998.

This hour is fun, informative, and lively. Join us!

With Olympian Bruce Jenner becoming Caitlin Jenner, transgender issues are finally a topic of conversation being handled with sensitivity. Are we born with gender identity? What challenges do transgender individuals face? Heather Brittany’s Health Matters showcases this important subject.

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Before the craziness of the school year begins, families are rushing to enjoy the last of the lazy, hazy days of summer. Summer has sped by and before we know it, autumn will be here. This month’s gardening guide includes a few tips so that you can carry your “beautiful” with you wherever you go.

Do you know how to ask for what you want? Asking is challenging, yet it is critical to learn how, when, and why to ask. Cynthia Brian reads the chapter, The Gift of Asking from her award winning book, Be the Star You Are!® 99 Gifts for Living, Loving, Laughing, and Learning to Make a Difference.

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The award winning positive talk radio program, StarStyle®-Be the Star You Are!® broadcasts on the Voice America Empowerment Channel LIVE every Wednesday from 4-5pm Pt/7-8pm ET.  Cynthia Brian and Heather Brittany are the Mother/Daughter dynamic duo who have been co-hosting this program live weekly since 1998 bringing upbeat, life enhancing conversation to the world. With Cynthia’s expertise in interviewing the trailblazers, authors, and experts and Heather’s healthy living segments, these Goddess Gals are your personal growth coaches helping you to jumpstart your life while igniting your flame of greatness.
Brought to the airwaves under the auspices of the literacy and positive media charity, Be the Star You Are!®, each program will pump your energy to help you live, love, laugh, learn, and lead.

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