We spend 55% of our time in an average day listening; but what are we really doing? Are we attentive? Fully present? Passive? Distracted? Waiting until the other person stops talking so we can talk?
Our questions this episode: what does it mean to really listen, and how can we become better at it?
While the How Can I Say This… Podcast is often focused on the words we say, it’s equally important to focus on the way we hear the words of others. My guest today is coach, author, fellow podcaster and deep listening evangelist Oscar Trimboli. In this episode, we look at what gets in our way of being good listeners, as well as the antidotes to those challenges. There are so many parts of this conversation that have practical applications, and I’m guessing that even if you feel like you’re a good listener, you’ll hear something of yourself in Oscar’s description of the four types of listening gremlins.
Oscar Trimboli is on a quest to create 100 million Deep Listeners in the world. He is an author, Host of the Apple award-winning podcast “Deep Listening” and a sought-after keynote speaker.
Through his work with chairs, boards of directors and executive teams, Oscar has experienced the transformational impact leaders and organizations can have when they listen beyond the words.
He consults to organizations including Cisco, Google, HSBC, News Corp, PayPal, and TripAdvisor, helping them listen to what’s unsaid by their customers and employees.
Oscar lives in Sydney with Jennie, where they help runners and ocean swimmers conquer their fears and contributes to the cure for cancer as part of Can Too, a cancer research charity.
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