via Coach Dawn Writes:
We spend sixty percent of our time listening…yet we only retain twenty five percent of what we hear. This is according to Julian Treasure in his TEDtalk, 5 Ways To Listen Better. Treasure is a consultant to businesses that want to learn to listen better, he’s written a book about listening, and writes a blog devoted to listening called, Sound Business. I’m not going to lie to you, I had no idea that listening was such a big deal. But if businesses are spending money to train their employees to listen, it must be important.
In his talk, Treasure gives five suggestions for becoming a better listener, though I’m only going to elaborate on three. As he says, “listening is our access to understanding”, so let’s figure out how to put our teams into the best possible position to understand what we’re teaching.
3 Ways To Make Our Players Better Through More Effective Listening
The mixer. Using my sport (volleyball) as an example, noise and sound is built into the game. There are coaches shouting things from the sideline, players communicating about who should pass the ball, hitters screaming at the setter for the ball, the setter is cheering on her hitters, and then there’s the group celebration of the point. And that happens again and again and again over the course of a match...
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