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5 Ways to Listen Better                                  Slides prepared by Oh Sher Li                              Based ...
The Problem                      Where has our listening                                                                  ...
what is it really?               what is listening?                   • Listening is basically making                     ...
The filters       what defines what we hear?                                       What do we listen to?                  ...
what does sound do?                         why is it                                                        important?   ...
1. silenceWednesday, June 27, 2012
• 3 minutes a day of silence.                   • Resets our ears and re-calibrates                           our listenin...
2. the mixer.Wednesday, June 27, 2012
• Listen to the individual channels of                           sound.                   • Improves the quality of our   ...
3. savouring.Wednesday, June 27, 2012
• Enjoying mundane sounds in life.                   • Teaches us to appreciate the little                           sound...
4. listening positions.Wednesday, June 27, 2012
• Move to a position that is                           appropriate to what you’re listening                           to. ...
5. the acronym.Wednesday, June 27, 2012
• RASA                   • R: Receive                   • A: Appreciate                   • S: Summarise                  ...
live to listen.                   Listen consciously to live fully.                           teach listening.Wednesday, J...
Thank youWednesday, June 27, 2012
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5 Ways to Listen Better – Julian Treasure

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This is a presentation based on the talk '5 Ways to Listen Better', originally conducted by Julian Treasure for the TED community.

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5 Ways to Listen Better – Julian Treasure

  1. 1. 5 Ways to Listen Better Slides prepared by Oh Sher Li Based on the talk by Julian TreasureWednesday, June 27, 2012
  2. 2. The Problem Where has our listening gone? • With many methods of communication, we are forgetting how to listen. • We don’t appreciate the little sounds around us.Wednesday, June 27, 2012
  3. 3. what is it really? what is listening? • Listening is basically making meaning from sound.Wednesday, June 27, 2012
  4. 4. The filters what defines what we hear? What do we listen to? • Culture • Expectations • Language • Intentions • Beliefs • AttitudesWednesday, June 27, 2012
  5. 5. what does sound do? why is it important? • Places us in space and time. • All sound has time embedded in it. • Helps us determine the size of a room, the number of people, etc. • Sonority is time and meaning. - Jean-Luc NancyWednesday, June 27, 2012
  6. 6. 1. silenceWednesday, June 27, 2012
  7. 7. • 3 minutes a day of silence. • Resets our ears and re-calibrates our listening. • Lets us hear the silence again.Wednesday, June 27, 2012
  8. 8. 2. the mixer.Wednesday, June 27, 2012
  9. 9. • Listen to the individual channels of sound. • Improves the quality of our listening.Wednesday, June 27, 2012
  10. 10. 3. savouring.Wednesday, June 27, 2012
  11. 11. • Enjoying mundane sounds in life. • Teaches us to appreciate the little sounds. • Can be very interesting.Wednesday, June 27, 2012
  12. 12. 4. listening positions.Wednesday, June 27, 2012
  13. 13. • Move to a position that is appropriate to what you’re listening to. • This is playing with the filters.Wednesday, June 27, 2012
  14. 14. 5. the acronym.Wednesday, June 27, 2012
  15. 15. • RASA • R: Receive • A: Appreciate • S: Summarise • A: Ask • This is suitable for most roles in life.Wednesday, June 27, 2012
  16. 16. live to listen. Listen consciously to live fully. teach listening.Wednesday, June 27, 2012
  17. 17. Thank youWednesday, June 27, 2012

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