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4 things all great listeners know


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It’s easy to tell when someone’s not paying attention, but it can be surprisingly tricky to know what good listening looks like. Good listening is one of the most important things we can do to improve our relationships, develop our worldview, and potentially change people’s minds. So what can we do to become better listeners? Dig into different strategies that can improve your listening skills.

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Meet The Creators

  • Educator Kelso Harper
  • Director Maryna Buchynska, and action creative agency
  • Narrator Jack Cutmore-Scott
  • Storyboard Artist Olga Barabakh
  • Animator Marginai Iryna Harkavets
  • Art Director Maryna Buchynska, Marginai Iryna Harkavets
  • Composer Salil Bhayani, cAMP Studio
  • Sound Designer Amanda P.H. Bennett, Chengqing Zhu, cAMP Studio
  • Director of Production Gerta Xhelo
  • Producer Anna Bechtol
  • Associate Producer Abdallah Ewis
  • Editorial Director Alex Rosenthal
  • Editorial Producer Dan Kwartler
  • Fact-Checker Charles Wallace
  • Expert Consultant Guy Itzchakov , Harry Reis

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