Today we focus more on how to talk and less on how to listen Others. We spend roughly 60 percent of our communication time listening, but we’re not very good at it. We retain just 25 percent of what we hear. This is not trivial, because listening is our access to understanding. Conscious listening always creates understanding.

In this interesting TED Talk, Julian Treasure, sound consultant, shares five ways to re-tune our ears for conscious listening, to other people and the world around us.

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