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Days until International Day of Listening








SEPTEMBER 20, 2018


Jean Francois Mathieu, Chairperson of the International Day of Listening (IDL) 2018, invites you to participate in this unique Day created to make you aware of the place that listening takes in your life.

The International Day of Listening is an event of the International Listening Association (ILA) www.listen.org


Make a difference!

Do something to promote better listening and help us become better humans by participating in the International Day of Listening.

The theme for this year is: “Listen—even when you disagree”


Let’s aim for over 100,000 participants.  (The population now is over 7.4 billion, but let’s get started!)

Get the word out through your email contacts and social media sites, and pass the website and any appropriate information on to the schools in your area, to local government, local businesses, organizations, churches, etc…


More detail on How to Participate Menu



Get also inspired by this series of Quotes

“Most people do not listen with the intent to understand; they listen with the intent to respond.”

Stephen R. Covey

“People don’t listen, they just wait for their turn to talk.”


Chuck Palahniuk

“One of the most sincere forms of respect is actually listening to what another has to say”

Bryant H. McGill 2014

“One of the simplest paths to deep change is for the less powerful to speak as much as they listen and for the more powerful to listen as much as they speak.”

Gloria Steinem in My Life on the Road

“The first duty of love is to listen.”

Paul Tillich

“If you aren’t listening, you aren’t learning.”

Lyndon Baines Johnson

What good is free speech if no one is listening?

Have you listened to someone today?

Talk is cheap—being listened to is priceless.

Sponsored by the International Listening Association


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