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Listen up

We have two ears and only one mouth for a reason. Talk less. Listen more.

And yet, how do we best listen?

Consider the levels of listening from cards 6-9, earlier in your Individual Venture experience.

A body language researcher, Albert Mehrabian, was the first to break down the components of face-to-face conversations. He found that communication is 55% nonverbal, 38% vocal, and 7% words only. This work is where the idea that most communication is nonverbal originated. The results of the research did not conclude that only about 10% of communication is verbal. Rather that study emphasized that when we are face-to-face the nonverbal communication will have a significant impact on how we interpret what is said.

Our non-verbals give and provide a large amount of information. With more remote and hybrid work, turning the video camera on can be an impactful way to share a message, so people can "see' your confidence in what you are sharing.

Considering how you have been listening to your self, others, and context over the last week or so?

What does your listening mix look like? a balance or a dominant? (self, others, context?)
How are listening and presence connected?

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