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New Hit Health and Wellness Podcast

Check out the new hit health and wellness podcast SpotOn! This podcast is for college students, those who will be college students, and anyone who knows a college student. ILA Web Editor, Nicole Bodin, is a part of the team helping clinical nutrition professor, Dr. Joan Salge Blake produce, market, and put out this educational yet, entertaining podcast.  Spot On! covers the latest topics, hijacked from media headlines to give you accurate, usable health and wellness information.  Taking the time to #Listen to your body can promote better physical and mental health. Download and start #Listening today!  You can find it on all major podcast platforms including:

iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/spot-on/id1448760100

Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/1EKVvnEAMaEKEGqqQFM1kw

stitcher: https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/anchor-podcasts/spot-on

playerFM: https://player.fm/series/spot-on

Anch0r: anchor.fm/spoton

ILA Partner ‘Someone to tell it to’ have a podcast series.

Check out the latest interview with ILA member, Tamsin Hartley: https://audioboom.com/channels/4985943Also, they organize a Hike for Loneliness. This is a great event for student groups, businesses, faith groups, friends, families, or teams to do together. The goal is to have people all over the world participating in getting outdoors, talking, and Listening!

Listening in Tourism and Customer Service

Have you considered the importance of Listening in Tourism and Customer Service? ILA members Dr Gayle Pohl and Dr Melissa Beall and their students are partnering with the Cedar Falls Tourism and Visitors’ Center in an exciting event covering Listening and Customer Service in tourism. Dr Melissa Beall’s presentation is entitled: "Listening: The Main Connection."

Listening Education Journal

The International Listening Association is proud to present its latest issue of the ILA Listening Education journal, edited by Dr. Erica Lamm of Concordia University, Nebraska, available free to ILA members. In this issue, you will find fascinating research about the benefits of structural previews in L2 learning, an exercise involving a "listening stick," a great piece about listening to someone's happiness, and a research-based article about therapeutic listening training and its effects on students' emotional intelligence. There is so much good stuff in here, we hope you will take time to read it! As always, if you have a great teaching idea or research from the realm of listening in education, or if you are a trainer with great ideas or research, please send your article to LEeditor@listen.org. We accept submissions on a rolling basis, so any time is the right time! Happy reading!

Writing as The Listener

Check out this moving account of a day in the life of a Children’s Nurse, working in Pediatric Accident & Emergency, by Colin Smith, writing as The Listener: helping individuals to feel heard, think better and to learn how to listen.


Microsoft CEO, Satya Nadella, says Listening Matters

Nadella is evangelical about the power of Listening and empathy both for business and for life. In his book: ‘Hit Refresh: the Quest to Rediscover Microsoft’s Soul and Imagine a Better Future for Everyone’ he writes: “As a leader, a key part of your role is creating a culture where every person can do their best work, which requires more than tolerance for diverse perspectives.”  “Our growth mindset culture requires us to truly understand and share the feelings of another person.”   https://www.amazon.co.uk/Hit-Refresh-Rediscover-Microsofts-Everyone/dp/000824765X/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1508179695&sr=8-1&keywords=hit+refresh+nadella

How to Know What Someone is Feeling

Researchers at Yale University who conducted experiments on 1,800 participants found that people can read emotion more accurately when they listen: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-4963506/The-best-way-tell-feeling.html#ixzz4vaTZS9oD

Check out Adam McHugh’s article ‘For Introverts, Listening Is an Act of Inward Hospitality’

https://introvertdear.com/news/listen-introverts-inner-world/. He says: “I am not actually convinced that listening comes naturally for anyone, of any temperament. True listening is an act of selflessness, a work of ego surrender, and most humans don’t do those things instinctually” and “The best hosts are listeners, those who welcome others into their minds, hearts, and souls.”

Wise words indeed!

"Why am I a Listener" by Adam McHugh 

Check out this article by Adam McHugh, Why I am a Listener: “I want to be the kind of person who has the capacity to be present and attentive, and I want others to feel loved, respected, and valued by my attentiveness. I want my listening to remind people who they truly are”. http://www.adamsmchugh.com/2013/10/why-i-am-listener.html

Video Created by Sandra Bodin-Lerner's Listening Class

Have you seen this great rap video created by Sandra Bodin-Lerner’s Listening Class at Kean University https://www.dropbox.com/s/5cidwty6lb17qjc/Kean%20University%20Listens.mov?dl=0

Tim Hast’s Ted Talk: “Change the World, Create a Culture of Listeners"

Have you seen this TED talk? ILA member, Tim Hast examines how one simple trait, the ability to listen, can separate success from failure. In fact, according to Hast, “Engaging in deep, skillful listening is a powerful solution to many of the problems people experience in relationships, at work, and in the world,” When people begin to listen skillfully, it has a profound impact on others around them. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=45f4or8UsgE

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