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Thursday, May 10 • 3:15pm - 4:00pm
Listen up! Improving your listening skills and awareness

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In school, we are explicitly taught how to read, write and speak, but we are just assumed to know how to listen effectively with unstructured practice. In our work lives, speaking is considered contributing to the work, but listening is undervalued. Advice on good listening habits is often very high level and general. To be effective at user experience, though, we have to be excellent listeners in a variety of situations.

The good news is that listening is a skill that you can always improve to become more effective at listening in all the ways our work demands. Attending this session will help you:
  • Understand what makes or breaks effective listening
  • Identify and counter barriers to good listening
  • Increase your listening skill using pragmatic exercises

Attend this talk to take your listening skill to the next level!

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Karen Bachmann

Design for Context
I help my clients build trust and engagement with their customers. Using research to understand who users are, what they need to accomplish, and how they expect to accomplish it, I design and deliver satisfying user experiences across all interactions a customer has with a company... Read More →

Thursday May 10, 2018 3:15pm - 4:00pm EDT
Back Bay A/B