Kate Murphy on the Science of Effective Listening

In You’re Not Listening: What You’re Missing and Why It Matters, author Kate Murphy shares the latest research on effective listening.

Course Description:


In this course, you’ll learn strategies for improving listening skills. First, you’ll discover how our brains respond when we’re engaged in conversation.


You’ll then get best practices for effective listening, including creating the right environment, engaging curiosity, supporting—rather than shifting—the conversation, and embracing silence.


In this course Kate covers: 


  • Getting in Sync
  • Listening to More Than Just Words
  • Create an Environment for Listening
  • We Don’t Listen to Those Who Matter Most
  • Engage Your Curiosity
  • Support, Rather Than Shift, the Conversation
  • Did You Hear? Gossip Is Good
  • Embrace Silence

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Picture of Your Course Author: Kate Murphy

Your Course Author: Kate Murphy

Kate Murphy is a Houston, Texas–based journalist who has written for the New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Economist, Agence France-Presse, and Texas Monthly.


Her eclectic and widely shared pieces have explored an extraordinary range of topics including health, technology, science, design, art, aviation, business, finance, fashion, dining, travel, and real estate.


Kate is known for her fresh and accessible way of explaining complex subjects, particularly the science behind human interactions, helping readers understand why people behave the way they do.


She also holds a commercial pilot’s license, which she puts to good use when called upon to report from remote locations.


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