What is the one quality that people value in virtually any type of relationship? Being a good listener. Unfortunately, listening doesn’t evoke the sexiness it deserves. This provocative keynote aims to change that, since having a company full of purposeful listeners is the ultimate weapon for building an extraordinary culture.

Listening sounds simple, but if that were true, people would be better at it. The ability to listen meaningfully requires skills that must be learned, then sharpened and honed regularly. Organizational communication expert Chris Dyer will help audience members do an honest assessment of their own listening habits, and provide actionable ways to improve. Chris demonstrates how easy it is to go from listening to reply, to listening to understand. This transformation is linked to higher employee engagement, trust, organizational effectiveness, and profits. Becoming a better listener is well worth the effort! After all, there’s a reason we have two ears and only one mouth.

Learning Objectives:

  • Overcoming barriers to listening, such as internal and external distractions, and cognitive biases.
  • Developing formal and informal communication practices for improving listening
  • Leveraging purposeful listening to build trust, teamwork, and commitment
“Chris is a world-class speaker. His presentations are straightforward and often with a startling sense of humor.”
Kim Shepherd, CEO, Decision Toolbox
“Chris is an engaging and creative storyteller. His passion for talent and culture continues to engage the audience, while having spot-on implications for anyone looking to improve.”
William Tincup, SPHR, CEO at Tincup & Co, Writer for Fistful of Talent

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“Very knowledgeable with unique insight.”

“He was so funny and made it applicable to real work”

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“Best workshop! Dove deep into culture and ideas.”

“Great content - very well prepared and presented.”

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“Excellent examples and stories”

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“Great info! Confident speaker with light humor who kept it interesting.”