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D.C. Training Room Home to Listening Workshop

03.22.13

Downtown Training Room: Listening WorkshopEvery professional knows the importance of communication in the office, but we often neglect communication's unsung hero: listening. This week our new Downtown D.C. Training Room played host to the Listening: The Superhero of Communication workshop.

Facilitator Lou Hampton, a communications professional with 30 years experience and CEO of The Hampton Group, used our 50-person training room to its full potential, guiding a group of captivated tenants in our shared office space on a journey to realize their full listening potential. The state of the art training room takes meeting space to the next level featuring a projector, screen, two high definition televisions, and a sound system with a microphone for the speaker.One of the ideas Lou Hampton shared that can be put to great use in a virtual office, physical office, or meeting room is the 4 C's of Listening:

1. Choice- You must choose to listen, it is a concerted effort.

2. Commitment- Commit to listening to the speaker, give them your undivided attention.

3. Confidence- Have confidence in the speaker, believe that they are knowledgeable and capable of communicating.

4. Concern- Be concerned with what the speaker is saying, this will help you have a better understanding of the message.

Take these tips into your next meeting or training session and you may find that listening is your hidden super power.

Written by Gabrielle Jones

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