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Publisher's Summary

  • Are you looking to improve your skills in the areas of listening and speaking?
  • Are you interested in building successful relationships in your personal and professional life and business? 

If your answer to any of these questions is to the affirmative, then this audiobook is the perfect solution for you. 

Active Listening is for those looking for practical tools that they can incorporate that will help them improve on their skill levels in the areas of listening, speaking, and building of relationships. 

The 6 essential guidelines give easy-to-implement ways that anyone can add to their daily lives that will lead to a change in one’s overall lifestyle. 

These guidelines are a product of work that has been developed over time within the work-life context, though they are applicable even outside the bounds of work, where the skills of listening and speaking play a big role in developing successful relationships. It is important to note that the caliber of relationships developed can, to a great extent, determine work productivity levels. 

Going through the audiobook, you will be able to learn about:

  • Different types of communication techniques available to you that you can match to different situations that you come across in everyday situations either in your personal life, your workplace, in social settings and in business scenarios
  • How you can go about improving your listening skills in a simple and stepwise manner
  • Practical, proven tips developed over time and in varied scenarios to achieve the skill of active listening
  • How to improve your listening skills even further by developing the skill of active listening
  • How to build highly successful unique individualized relationships
  • How to incorporate these skills into your daily routines

As one continuously develops these skills using the essential guidelines shared, you will develop relationships that people will remember for a lifetime. Developing such relationships will allow you to stand out in the memory of individuals from the rest of the crowd. This can help, for example, in the world of business and even in personal relationships whereby one is looking to create a unique bond with an organization or an individual, respectively. It is important to note that the key to developing the skills is to commit to constantly practice them in the various context that one comes across in daily life. 

Working on relationships using listening and speaking skills also leads to improved levels of overall life satisfaction. Within the business context, improvement in skill levels in these areas will have a direct correlation to the output on the bottom line. This is because how a business communicates with its target clients and the subsequent relationships, they build with them determines if they will be a repeat customer, which in turn, determines the lifetime value of a customer. 

The quality of relationships built within the workplace can determine how far one moves up the ladder in an organization.

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I highly recommend this book!

As a personal mastery trainer and coach I highly recommend this book. Everyone and every relationship can benefit from understanding and applying the knowledge. It's an easy listen and is very practical. I have been teaching listening skills for two decades and learned how to listen better by listening this book!

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Valuable for all of your relationships!

This audiobook has great techniques that can be used in the office and in our personal lives. I will approach my relationships differently from now on.

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Great wisdom for quality relationships!

Wow, this has been an excellent eye opening listen. Great insights on building foundation for being a quality listener to heal, nurture & develop relationships.

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Good book for struggling couples!

This is a great book on a seemingly simple subject: listening. I would highly recommend the book to couples who are struggling with how to communicate with one another.

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Great book on listening.

I had to listen this book for a counseling class that I took. I found great insight from this book and have already applied some of its ideas to my marriage and other relationships. It's amazing how much I think that I listen, when in reality I'm just thinking about what I want to say next. I highly recommend this book for anyone, really. It's particularly good for building up close relationships.

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Changed My Life!

I learned I'm an awful listener, and I learned the amazing joy of listening. In the single month since I first read this, my most important relationships have begun to go places they haven't ever been.

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Helpful book!

A very good study guide.Helps you out buy giving you an exercise to do.Making you focus your thoughts on how you can interact with people ,and be a very good active listener.This is a very positive audiobook.

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Great Book for Teams that work together often!

We used this book to help us all learn what listening skills we need to work on together to hear each other better.

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Great Tips!

This is a great and concise way to articulate the art of listening. I believe it was helpful and honest.

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listening!

It is a great resource for anyone looking to improve their listening skills..very concise, easy to listen, and to the point.

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  • Gracie Sykes
  • 11-06-19

Big Power Thank You

Bought the book and the audible book. There are so many great insights in this book that I relisted and reference it often. Straightforward approach with tons of examples and usable tips.

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  • Callum Hodgson
  • 11-06-19

I really enjoyed this listen!

I really enjoyed this listen because it has a lot of actionable material for communicating on a deeper level. I am looking forward to any more books the author has in the pipeline. I will definitely buy them.

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  • Sienna Winter D.
  • 11-06-19

Must list!! Learning to listen is a valuable skill

I have to say that this listen not just promise , but it also delivers ! Along the theory , there are also practical tools to demonstrate how to implement them on every day life situation. I’m very happy I bought this book and it definitely made a change for me :)

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  • Abraham allen
  • 11-07-19

JUST LISTEN .

The breadth and depth of our communication skills (or lack thereof) can enhance or breakdown the quality of our relationships with others. It is a basic human need to be seen, understood and felt by others. When this happens, magic unfolds and a beautiful connection can be made. Just Listen is a brilliant toolbox loaded with valuable lessons and examples for making meaningful connections with virtually anyone. Joseph Sorensen seems to come from a real place of deep caring for others as he empowers the reader to truly make a difference in their own life and the lives of others- one conversation at a time. Thank you Joseph Sorensen.! I only wish I had discovered you and your book sooner.

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  • Travis Roark
  • 11-07-19

Inspiring listen!

Joseph’s book Just Listen provides great relational tools that assist one to develop more meaningful relationships by not becoming defensive or self-centered. My preference would be to have his suggestions and cycle illustrated which leads me to illustrate it for myself. I’m sure to enjoy the review! Read it!!

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  • Ella Weston
  • 11-06-19

Great listen!

It helps with a lot of examples of how to approach people in a lot of different situations to really have a meaningful impact!

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  • Lori Salgado
  • 11-07-19

Enjoyable listen!

Joseph provides an easy to listen yet powerful toolbox for anyone seeking to improve how they connect to others. Practical applications at the end of each chapter encourage one to apply what is learned. I was looking for practical but supported techniques I could apply both personally and professionally.

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  • Elizabeth Bush
  • 11-07-19

Understanding people, especially the irrational on

Understanding people, especially the irrational ones and getting the tools to interact with them in the best way possible is what I feel is the overriding benefit of reading these books.

Unless you are one of the few people that don't have irrational people in your life, I would strongly encourage these books to anyone. Thank you Sorensen!!

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  • Alexandra Patel
  • 11-06-19

One of the Most Important Books I’ve Ever listen

Active Listen is one of the most important book I’ve ever listen. As a pastor with an undergraduate counseling degree, I’ve learned so much from this listen because most of its ideas are the author’s alone. This is a book to go back to often, to reference and keep within arm’s length.

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  • Benjamin Iqbal
  • 11-06-19

This was very enlightening.

This book is amazing. Really helped open my eyes to a new perspective of how to listen to people. This has helped me personally and professionally. Great listen.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 04-19-21

Good information, poor narration

I found the book (what I listened to) informative, but listening to the narrator was tedious.
Despite my enthusiasm toward learning new social skills and techniques, I found it really difficult to get through the first chapter.
I think I'll go with another publication instead.