COUNTDOWN TO IDL 2022 (EST)
Thanks to all of you who participated in this year’s International Day of Listening! We hope you had meaningful conversations that promoted positive connections. With better connections, perhaps we can solve problems more successfully and reap the benefits of good relationships.
Let’s continue to “listen to connect”!
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2021 IDL THEME: LISTEN TO CONNECT
IDL 2021 was held on September 16, 2021.
INTERNATIONAL DAY OF LISTENING:
Listen to Connect
September 16, 2021
IDL spanned the globe with listening activities that focused on creating and strengthening connections. Did you have an event but forgot to let us know? Click Here to access the 2021 Planning Worksheet, email your plan to firstname.lastname@example.org, and we’ll put your event on the map! (Only the city and country will be shared on the map. No other information will be shared.)
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Thanks for celebrating with us!
Sample the recordings of a variety of things to listen to, including poetry, songs, music, speeches, podcasts, sounds of nature and more. Explore what impact these different listening experiences have on you.
"Most people don't listen with the intent to understand; they listen with the intent to respond."
Stephen Covey, American Educator, Author and Businessman
"People don't listen, they just wait their turn to talk."
Chuck Palahniuk, American Freelance Journalist and Novelist
“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 (My Life on the Road), American Feminist Journalist and Social Political Activist
"Listening is about being present, not just about being quiet."
Krista Tippett, Peabody Award-winning broadcaster, a National Humanities Medalist, and a New York Times bestselling author
“One of the most sincere forms of respect is actually listening to what another has to say”
Bryant H. McGill, International Bestselling Author, Activist, and Social Entrepreneur
The International Day of Listening is strongly backed by an enormous base of knowledge, The International Listening Association. Since 1979 ILA founders and members have been totally dedicated to advocating that listening skills are the key to becoming better humans and building a better civilization together.
The International Listening Association (ILA) is a professional organization consisting of a network of people committed to the development of effective listening in professional and personal lives. We are involved in listening in education, business, healthcare, hospitality, music and many other fields. We promote the study of listening, exchange information and pursue research into the ways in which listening can develop understanding in our personal, political, social and working lives. The International Listening Association serves as a dialogue space, a resource network, a news source and an international community – our members are working in more than 19 countries across the globe.
For more information about the International Listening Association visit: www.listen.org