listening

July 9, 2018

Another Tip for Better Listening

One day several years ago I was fishing with my good friend Dave when I heard a slapping sound nearby. I had never heard that […]
March 12, 2018

Listening: More Than Paying Attention

Have you ever thought after paying attention to a person talk that somehow you still missed important information? Listening is more than paying attention. Telling […]
January 21, 2015

Connecting on a Cruise

My wife and I usually take a winter cruise to enjoy warm weather instead of suffering in the frigid Midwest.  The experience, however, is also […]
June 28, 2014

The Wandering Mind

Drake Baer, in an article titled “The Science Behind Why Your Mind Keeps Wandering,” begins with this exercise. “Count your exhalations–1, 2, 3–all the way […]
January 20, 2014

Good News!

Good news for those of you who would like to have a printed copy of some of Steve’s blog posts on speaking and listening effectively! […]
April 24, 2013

Let People Know You Want to Listen

Someone said the only reason we listen is because we know we get to talk next. We are good at talking but many of us […]
March 15, 2013

Source of Humor for Your Next Speech

Where can you find humor for your next presentation?   You don’t have to go online to find good jokes or watch David Letterman to find […]
March 1, 2013

Staying Alert in Meetings

You may spend more than 50% of your workday in meetings. You may listen to conversations to which you are expected to contribute or to […]