• by Madelyn Burley-Allen
  • Narrated by Madelyn Burley-Allen
  • 6 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Here's a proven program for turning effective listening into a powerful business tool.
Managers and other employees spend more than 40 percent of their time listening to other people but often do it so poorly that the result is misunderstood instructions, misdirected projects, and erroneous actions: millions of dollars' worth of mistakes just because most people don't know how to listen. In this new edition of her classic guide to the art of effective listening, Madelyn Burley-Allen shows you how to acquire active, productive listening skills and put them to work for you professionally, socially, and personally. With her time-tested techniques, you'll learn how to:

Eliminate distractions and improve your concentration on what is being said
Locate key words, phrases, and ideas while listening
Cut through your own listening biases
Interpret body language clues
Ask constructive, non-threatening questions that elicit real information
Get others to listen to you
Master a whole range of listening skills that you can use on the job and in your personal life


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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

Good message/Bad narration

The message of the book is lost in the poor narration. The constant mispronounciations and forced pace by the author make it difficult to accept the message is one of quality.
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- Stephan B.

Not Recommended

Narration was difficult to listen to. Words were mispronounced, narrator often sounded breathless, unnatural and awkward as she read. Book often refers to exercises (contained in the appendix) to complete as you go along - since there is no download provided with this content ... much of the benefit is lost.
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- Maggie

Book Details

  • Release Date: 11-22-2006
  • Publisher: Gildan Media, LLC