How to Listen

New skills for a richer life & business
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  • Lectures 53
  • Length 1.5 hours
  • Skill Level All Levels
  • Languages English
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About This Course

Published 8/2014 English

Course Description

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.

What are the requirements?

  • 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

What am I going to get from this course?

  • 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

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

What you get with this course?

Not for you? No problem.
30 day money back guarantee.

Forever yours.
Lifetime access.

Learn on the go.
Desktop, iOS and Android.

Get rewarded.
Certificate of completion.


Section 1: Welcome
Welcome Message
My Story
Course Objectives
What You'll Need
What to Expect
Let's Go!
Section 2: Why bother?
Check in
What is Listening?
Benefits of Listening Well
Section 3: YOU Before
Check In
What Are the Signs?
Assignment 1: The Baseline Conversation
What Did You Learn?
Section 4: How We Listen
Check in
How We Listen
Autobiographical Listening
Three women and a dozen roses...
Section 5: The Goal
Check in
Empathic Listening
Anchor Your Learning
11 questions
Section 6: SKILL: Listening Beyond the Noise
Check In
The Noise
A Quick Spiritual Detour
Assignment 2: Listening Beyond the Noise
What Did You Learn?
Section 7: SKILL: Utilzing More Than Your Ears
Check In
Seek First to Understand
Listening for Content and Meaning
Assignment 3: Utilizing More Than Your Ears
What Did You Learn?
Section 8: SKILL: Perception Checking
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?
Section 9: SKILL: Asking Open-Ended Questions
Check In
What Are Open-Ended Questions?
Anchor Your Learning
2 questions
Assignment 5: Asking Open-Ened Quesitons
What Did You Learn?
Section 10: SKILLL: Silence
Check In
Why Silence?
Assignment 6: Silence
What Did You Learn?
Section 11: Review
The Old Listening Model
Your New Listening Model
Assignment 7: Putting it All Together
What Did You Learn?
Section 12: One Last Assignment...
Assignment 8: Listening to Yourself
What Did You Learn?
Section 13: YOU After
YOU Today
Where Do We Go From Here?
Thank You!

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Instructor Biography

Laura Dewey M.A., 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.

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