How to Listen So Others Will Speak with Us, and Speak So Others Will Listen

" The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new lands but seeing with new eyes”.
Marcel Proust
Have you ever found yourself preoccupied with what you want to say, instead of listening to the person talking to you at any given moment? Have you ever begun responding in a way you assumed they wanted you to speak? Have you ever started a sentence with, “you,” “you all,” or “you always?”
On of the most important conditions for being able to connect with other people is the ability to understand what others are saying from a different perspective, and internalize the fact that even among people with differing identities, you can still find points of similarity and mutual respect. As such, we’ve created a collection of advice, perspectives and practical tools to help you avoid common dialogue traps, so you can succeed in conversing about any subject, even the hottest of topics.
Click on the links to receive exciting tips, insights and information on the world of dialoguing and communicating with the people in our midst
Effective Dialogue: 10 Tips for Significant Dialogue
1. Celeste Headlee presents simple tips. Watch and try it out for yourself
Effective Dialogue: Five Steps Towards Better Listening
Moya Serner on how to be a good listener. First step: stop talking…
Listening: The Courage to Cross the Bridge Towards the Other
Heddy Schleiffer in a magical lecture: How to listen beyond ourselves, with an open heart, and through a new pair of eyes.
When Smartphones Separate Us
Steve Cutts’ wonder video on “the sad state of our world.”
It’s All About Perspective
When we’re certain that we’re 100% in the right… Watch and wonder
Our Look/Perspective Places Others into Boxes
It’s so easy to generalize and category – This exciting video reminds us that we were all created in God’s image
“Bots” For Peace
Is artificial intelligence the future of conflict resolution?