The Art of Listening
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In Africa listening is a guiding principle. It’s a principle that’s been lost in the constant chatter of the Western world, where no one seems to have the time or even the desire to listen to anyone else.
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Redefining Interactive Narratives & Multimedia Storytelling

Redefining Interactive Narratives & Multimedia Storytelling | The Art of Listening | Scoop.it
An excellent story is often compelling because of its layers. Each layer reveals a new concept or an arc that compels the reader or viewer to continue their narrative journey...

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Listening to history

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How can oral evidence be generated, selected and analyzed so that oral history becomes a reliable historical tool?
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National Day of Listening: A Family Dinner Table Talk

National Day of Listening: A Family Dinner Table Talk | The Art of Listening | Scoop.it
This week's Family Dinner Table Talk, from HuffPost and The Family Dinner book: One of the best day-after Thanksgiving activities we’ve heard about comes from StoryCorps, a group dedicated to collecting great stories.
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Listening: A gift beyond the holiday season

Listening: A gift beyond the holiday season | The Art of Listening | Scoop.it

When formerly working retail, I didn't see a man all year until 6 p.m. on Christmas Eve. This particular situation did not require any sales skills. On a serious note, many of us search for the gift that our loved one would want.
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The 2011 National Day of Listening & Preserving History One Story at a Time | Bette Boomer

The 2011 National Day of Listening & Preserving History One Story at a Time | Bette Boomer | The Art of Listening | Scoop.it

When an elder dies, it’s as if a library is burned. As our worlds become more virtual, documenting stories connects who we are and strengthens connections not only to our cultural heritage, but also to our humanity, as well.

Maybe you’re the baby boomer family member responsible for keeping tabs on all family-related pictures and memorabilia, even those from grandparents, great aunts and great uncles? Is it all floating around in a box in the basement or garage?


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Active Listening

Active listening is a way of listening and responding to another person that improves mutual understanding. Often when people talk to each other, they don=t listen attentively. They are often distracted, half listening, half thinking about something else. When people are engaged in a conflict, they are often busy formulating a response to what is being said. They assume that they have heard what their opponent is saying many times before, so rather than paying attention, they focus on how they can respond to win the argument.

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LowCountry Africana : National_Day_of_Listening

LowCountry Africana : National_Day_of_Listening | The Art of Listening | Scoop.it

Lowcountry Africana is pleased to be an official national partner of the acclaimed oral history project StoryCorps in celebrating the fourth annual National Day of Listening on Friday, November 25, 2011.


On the day after Thanksgiving every year, Lowcountry Africana and StoryCorps are asking all Americans to start a new holiday tradition: set aside an hour to interview a friend, a loved one, or someone in their community about his or her life.


Lowcountry Africana will be taking part in the 2011 National Day of Listening by recording interviews with Lowcountry residents.


While the family is gathered for the holidays, why not interview a family elder to learn more about your family's history? Or, interview a friend or community member who inspires you.


Your heritage or preservation organization can take part in the National Day of Listening as well, by interviewing community elders and preserving their stories.


Who will YOU interview?


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In Africa, the Art of Listening

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A best-selling Swedish writer moves to Africa and learns to listen.
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