How to Listen
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How to Listen

New skills for a richer life & business
4.6 (60 ratings)
Instead of using a simple lifetime average, Udemy calculates a course's star rating by considering a number of different factors such as the number of ratings, the age of ratings, and the likelihood of fraudulent ratings.
646 students enrolled
Created by Laura Dewey M.A.
Last updated 8/2014
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  • 1.5 hours on-demand video
  • 1 Supplemental Resource
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • 53 Lectures, 3 quizzes, 8 assignments and over 2 hours of content
  • By the end of the course you should:
  • Have a better understanding of our default listening and how that can get in the way of real connection
  • Learn five new skills to improve your listening ability
  • Practice your new listening skills out in the real world
  • Develop and hone self-awareness of how you show up as a listener with others
  • Experience, first hand, what enhanced listening can do for you
  • Become a better listener in all areas of your life
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  • Willingness to try new things
  • Courage to show up differently in the world
  • Commitment to complete the assignments
  • Openness to take a frank look at where you are now, what happens when you practice your skills and where you are by the end of the course
  • pdf Workbook or Journal (included in course), your choice depending on your preference

Do you want to communicate better with your spouse, children or friends? Have you been accused of "not listening" by the important people in your life? Do you want an edge over the competition in business?

Then this course is for you.

When you learn to listen well, a whole new world can open up to you...a world of deeper understanding, richer relationships, real connection, trust & respect, win-win solutions, deeper sharing, increased nuance, fewer misunderstandings & arguments, fewer mistakes and less rework. In short, what I like to call: More love, more peace & more money.

This course walks you through a step-by-step process. You'll become a better a better listener by:

  • Learning more about the benefits of real listening
  • Understanding our default way of listening and how that can get in our way
  • Introducing five new listening skills into your life
  • Practicing these skills out in your world
  • Answering specific questions about your experience in the included pdf workbook/journal
  • Experiencing how enhanced listening can change your life

This course is for you if you are willing to try something new, courageous enough to show up differently in the world, open to learning new things and committed enough to complete the coursework.

Expect an engaged instructor, a mix of video styles, a jargon-free course taught in plain English, three quizzes to help anchor your learning, access to a follow-along workbook/journal, information, encouragement & the potential for great transformation.

You will have the flexibility to complete the course at your own pace, though it is recommended that you move through it from start to finish, without long breaks. If you are simply seeking information about how to become a better listener, you can complete the course in about 2 hours. If you want to transform yourself as a listener, that will take a greater commitment. There are eight assignments and you may take as long as you need for each one; this could be hours, days or weeks. Your choice. For maximum benefit, consider taking a week to practice each skill. In that case, the course will take about six weeks to complete. Proceed at the speed of you.

Who is the target audience?
  • This course is for anyone seeking to become a better listener
  • Anyone who has received feedback that he/she is
  • Anyone who wants deeper, more problem-free relationships with family, friends and business associates (even strangers)
  • Anyone who feels like they’re "missing out" on quality relationships
  • Anyone seeking to increase their level of trust and respect with others
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Curriculum For This Course
53 Lectures
6 Lectures 10:30

My Story

What You'll Need

Let's Go!
Why bother?
3 Lectures 08:20
Check in

What is Listening?

Benefits of Listening Well
YOU Before
4 Lectures 06:51

What Are the Signs?

Assignment 1: The Baseline Conversation

What Did You Learn?
How We Listen
4 Lectures 07:26
Check in

How We Listen

Autobiographical Listening

The Goal
2 Lectures 07:34
Check in

Empathic Listening

Anchor Your Learning
11 questions
SKILL: Listening Beyond the Noise
5 Lectures 08:23
Check In

The Noise

A Quick Spiritual Detour

Assignment 2: Listening Beyond the Noise

What Did You Learn?
SKILL: Utilzing More Than Your Ears
5 Lectures 10:28
Check In

Seek First to Understand

Listening for Content and Meaning

Assignment 3: Utilizing More Than Your Ears

What Did You Learn?
SKILL: Perception Checking
6 Lectures 07:05
Check In

What is Perception Checking?

How To Do It

How Not To Do It

Anchor Your Learning
3 questions

Assignment 4: Perception Checking

What Did You Learn?
SKILL: Asking Open-Ended Questions
4 Lectures 04:51
Check In

What Are Open-Ended Questions?

Anchor Your Learning
2 questions

Assignment 5: Asking Open-Ened Quesitons

What Did You Learn?
SKILLL: Silence
4 Lectures 09:38
Check In

Why Silence?

Assignment 6: Silence

What Did You Learn?
3 More Sections
About the Instructor
Laura Dewey M.A.
4.3 Average rating
106 Reviews
1,045 Students
2 Courses
Coach | Author | Public Speaker

Laura continuously broke glass ceilings by being the first female general manager, multi-unit leader, and partner of a leading restaurant company once considered the Nordstrom of casual dinning. Her ability to create effective training and operations systems made her a key player in growing the company from six Southern California based restaurants to 145, nationwide. Laura has always been considered a developer of people and knows first-hand that the easiest road to growing long-term sales and profit is through cultivating a happy, aligned, and invested team.

That was a fine life, even extraordinary, until two events changed the course of her life forever: her recovery from alcoholism, and later, her master's degree in Spiritual Psychology. There, she found a whole new way of being in the world…an inside-out approach. Instead of being rocked by outer circumstances, she learned skills of self-mastery and began to live life with ease and grace rather than fear and struggle. Basically, she learned “the stuff no one taught us in school."

Laura spent a small fortune on her education but believes that people of all economic levels need access to this life-changing information if they want it. As a result, she went on to found Laura Dewey Coaching, LLC and is now a passionate coach, speaker, course designer, and workshop facilitator.

Her first book, Shine Your Light…Illuminate Your Love, chronicles her rocky road to from addiction and insecurity to strength, self-acceptance and eventually to finding the love of her life; find it on Amazon.