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Deep Listening - Impact beyond words - Oscar Trimboli

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The world is a noisy place where you fight to be heard every day. Despite the fact that we have been taught at home and at school how to speak, none of us has had any training in how to listen. Multiple academic studies have shown that between 50% and 55% of your working day is spent listening, yet … read more

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Three practical ways listen when you disagree fiercely - Simon Greer

October 22nd, 2021


Simon Greer is the founder of Bridging The Gap and the host of Courageous Conversations at the Nantucket Project in the United States. He's known as a social entrepreneur and has spent the last 30 years on the front …

Zoom fatigue and exhaustion - how it negatively impacts women more with Dr Anna Carolina Muller Queiroz

September 10th, 2021


Zoom Fatigue is a well-documented phenomenon. It is more draining and depleting for women than men. There is a Zoom Exhaustion & Fatigue Scale (ZEF Scale) you can take the survey via

The power of listening and how it forever changed the life of Author Heather Morris

August 20th, 2021


Heather Morris is most well known for being the author of The Tattooist of Auschwitz, which has sold over 8 million copies since its first …

How to effectively listen to someone who is suicidal

August 6th, 2021


Sergeant Kevin Briggs is an international crisis management and suicide prevention expert. His Ted Talk – “The bridge between suicide and life” has been viewed over 6 million times. Kevin is a retired California highway …

Subscriber Only - Request for you to review a key concept in the next book

July 14th, 2021


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Why it's important to listen to the status quo with Michael Bungay Stanier

June 25th, 2021


Michael Bungay Stanier is at the forefront of shaping how organisations around the world make being coach-like an essential leadership competency.


His book The Coaching Habit is the best-selling coaching book of this …

How to speak so my audience will listen

May 7th, 2021


Danish Dhamani is co-founder and CEO of Orai, a public speaking app that has helped over 300 hundred thousand  people speak more clearly and confidently with AI feedback. a TEDx speaker coach he is uniquely placed to …

How to listen in a video meeting

March 26th, 2021


Today we will be discussing with Professor Sheryl Brahnam, from Missouri State University. Sheryl has focussed her research on the role of embodied …

How to effectively listen to autism spectrum

March 5th, 2021


Today I'm really lucky. I'm joined by two people, Jennie and Chris and today we're going to explore the topic of listening and autism, a topic. I have no knowledge in and today I'm really excited to learn and listen to …

Get Better at Deep Listening, with Oscar Trimboli

February 20th, 2021


Get Better at Deep Listening, with Oscar Trimboli

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Listen to What Customers Aren’t Saying, with Oscar Trimboli

February 20th, 2021


Listen to What Customers Aren’t Saying, with Oscar Trimboli

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How to listen when they hold strong views?

February 9th, 2021


How to listen when they hold strong views?

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How to Resolve Conflict and Boost Productivity through Deep Listening with Oscar Trimboli

February 6th, 2021


How to Resolve Conflict and Boost Productivity through Deep Listening with Oscar Trimboli

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What if your manager doesn't listen?

February 4th, 2021


What if your manager doesn't listen?

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Exploring versus discovery - Listening wide versus deep

February 2nd, 2021


Exploring versus discovery - Listening wide versus deep

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How to effectively listen to someone’s voice with Eric Arceneaux

January 29th, 2021


Today’s masterclass is all about learning to listen to someone’s voice.

If you have taken the listening quiz and you are either the interrupting or lost listener – today’s discussion is all about how to listen to the …

How to effectively interrupt a monologue when listening?

January 28th, 2021


How to effectively interrupt a monologue when listening?

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How do I block my ideas while listening?

January 26th, 2021


How do I block my ideas while listening?

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How To Listen: The Most Underrated Leadership Hack In the 21st Century with Oscar Trimboli

January 23rd, 2021


How To Listen: The Most Underrated Leadership Hack In the 21st Century with Oscar Trimboli

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How do I help the speaker be concise?

January 21st, 2021


How do I help the speaker be concise?

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What do I do when they don't listen?

January 19th, 2021


What do I do when they don't listen?

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Hidden Secrets of how to Listen for non-verbals with Michael Grinder

January 15th, 2021


Michael Grinder has over 40 years of experience training thousands of groups. Known as the pioneer of nonverbal communication, Michael helps executives and educators assess people more accurately and connect with …

How do you effectively listen in groups?

January 14th, 2021


How do you effectively listen in groups?

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Answer my questions - where do I start?

January 12th, 2021


Answer my questions - where do I start?

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2021 changes based on your 2020 listener feedback

January 9th, 2021


In 2020, you provided your feedback via our annual survey

This is a summary of the survey and what will be different in 2021

If you would like to …

How to listen when you disagree

December 11th, 2020


Juliana Tafur is an award-winning trilingual filmmaker, producer and director. She owns Orkidea Films and Story Powerhouse, which are devoted to the …

Do you struggle to listen on a video conference?

November 28th, 2020


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The secrets of listening for emotions in the workplace

November 20th, 2020


Marc Brackett is the Founder and Director of the Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence a Professor in the Child Study Center of Yale University.  

He is the lead developer of RULER, an evidence-based approach to …

Being a better listener by suspending shrewd judgement

November 6th, 2020


Daniel has learned to “see” using a form of echolocation. He clicks his tongue and sends out flashes of sound that bounce off surfaces in the …

Deep Listening Uncut Bonus - Listening while in a video conference

November 2nd, 2020


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How to easily listen when people lie to you

October 23rd, 2020


Chase Hughes is THE leading military and intelligence behaviour expert creating the most advanced behaviour skills courses and tactics available worldwide: 

He is the author of the worldwide #1 bestselling book on …

Deep Listening A life or death opportunity

October 9th, 2020


Garth Paine is a composer, scholar and acoustic ecologist.  He crosses art-science boundaries with his community embedded work on …

The hidden power of listening to and for emotions

September 18th, 2020


Mona Thompson is an improv performer, teacher, and creative facilitator. She has performed and taught in Norway, Finland, the Netherlands, the United States as well as at Stanford and Harvard, MIT and Stanford.

She …

The Five Secrets About Listening And Your Breathing

September 4th, 2020


Jenny Taylor is passionate about conscious connection between our breathing and our productivity. 

A member of the international breathwork foundation, Jenny is an expert teacher and education on the connection …

The secrets of listening like a spy

August 28th, 2020


Today we get the opportunity to listen to a retired FBI Special Agent and Chief of the Counterintelligence Behavioural Analysis Program. Robin has taken his life's work of recruiting spies and broken the art of …

Your listening is at best, a wonderful guess

August 21st, 2020


In this episode I listen to Tracey and Mark -the co-founders of TRUTHPLANE – one of the most compelling global organisations in the field of business communication.  

Tracey advises the world’s top companies and …

Deep Listening 2020 Podcast Survey

July 29th, 2020


G’day and Thank you so much for supporting the Apple Awards Winning Podcast "Deep Listening " We'd love it if you could take 7  minutes to let us …

The surprising importance of impatience and great listening

July 24th, 2020


Author, thinker, researcher and a reputation for asking massively difficult questions oh and occasional comedian David Clutterbuck is one of the …

Unlock the ancient secrets between listening and breathing with James Nestor

July 10th, 2020


We breathe 25,000 times a day, but we've lost the ability to breathe correctly. Learn what went wrong, how we fix it, and the enormous difference it makes.

James Nestor is an award-winning author, who has written for …

Emergency listening - 3 secrets from medics

June 26th, 2020


How do you listen when time is critical? What do medical staff actually listen for?  

Associate Professor Ginger Locke shares the art and science of how medics think and perform.

Learn from her experience in training …

The 4 different ways adults listen and why it's so hard

June 12th, 2020


How do you listen in such a way that the speaker better understands themselves?

Leadership expert and author, Jennifer Garvey Berger, gives a masterclass in how to listen at Level 5: listening for meaning.

Jennifer …

How to listen for difference rather similarities

May 26th, 2020


Paul Nadeau is a highly decorated former police detective, hostage negotiator and international peacekeeper. 

He shares the story of how a terrorist …

Teaching the world to listen with Evelyn Glennie

May 8th, 2020


Dame Evelyn Glennie is on a quest to teach the world to listen, to themselves and to each other. 

Evelyn is an internationally renowned percussionist, remarkably despite being deaf since age 12. She shares the story of …

The Four Villains of Listening

May 1st, 2020


Which listening villain are you? Once you know, you can’t forget it.

86% of people think they are an above average listener.

So rather than thinking …

Listening to your employees with Geoff Ho

April 24th, 2020


How do employee surveys get in the way of listening?

How do you listen in face-to-face situations and at scale, to hundreds or thousands of employees?

Oscar speaks with Geoff Ho, a renowned director and behavioural …

Making a habit of Deep Listening with James Clear

March 20th, 2020


How do you create and sustain a good listening habit?

James Clear is a world-leading thinker and New York Times Bestselling author in the field of habits and behaviour change. 10 million people per year visit James …

Listening to body language with Susan Constantine

March 6th, 2020


Imagine if you had spent your life studying the silent messages you see when somebody is speaking. Susan Constantine is a world authority on interpreting body language and detecting deception.

Susan has worked with the …

Listen like World Memory Champion Dr Boris Konrad

February 21st, 2020


Do you struggle with your memory when you are listening? Our research says, that your memory is one of the top five reasons why people struggle with their listening. Rather than listening, you are trying to remember the …

The Art of Focus and Listening - Lessons from world champion sniper Christina Bengtsson

December 6th, 2019


What does a world champion sniper, a 6 year old boy and a Swedish pig have in common?

In this episode we listen carefully to Christina Bengtsson, who …

Can you listen while you sleep?

November 22nd, 2019


Can you listen while you're asleep? Why do we wake up when someone calls our name? And what exactly is the cocktail party problem?

In this episode, Oscar speaks with Dr Thomas Andrillon about listening and sleep. Thomas …

How to get your kids to listen with Dr Justin Coulson

November 8th, 2019


We are listening role models for our kids. If our children don’t listen to us, we may need to begin with listening to ourselves.

In this episode, …

The myth of multi-tasking: working memory and listening with Professor Stefan van der Stigchel

October 25th, 2019


How good is your multi-tasking? Is it a skill you try to work on? 

On this episode of Deep Listening, Prof. Stefan van der Stigchel explains what …

Register to learn your very own Listening Villain

October 23rd, 2019


If you would like early access to the Listening Villain quiz, visit


In less than 20 questions you will get access to the …

A Masterclass in Level One Listening – Listening to yourself with Dr Romie Mushtaq

October 11th, 2019


Dr Romie Mushtaq, M.D., ABIHM, is a neurologist whose expertise in Western medicine and Eastern wisdom helps people resolve stress-based illnesses, …

The Five Levels of Listening - Listening for Meaning

September 27th, 2019


Level Five listening is listening for meaning. It's the difference between listening to the speaker, and listening for the speaker.

Recreational listening is listening to the speaker - just the words that they're …

The Five Levels of Listening - Listening for the Unsaid

September 13th, 2019


Listening for the unsaid is Level Four listening.

It's the ultimate ninja move of a Deep Listener and it sounds counterintuitive.

It's moving your …

The Five Levels of Listening - Listening for the Context

August 30th, 2019


Listening for the context is Level Three listening.

Context is all about the backstory. It can be the difference between a productive conversation …

The Five Levels of Listening – Listening to the Content

August 16th, 2019


Listening to the content is Level Two listening. But it's more than just the words being said. It's important to understand that what you hear, see and sense together make up listening for the content.

Only 2% of us …

Listening to the research

July 5th, 2019


In this episode, Oscar and Nell dig into the data on listening with help from researcher Heidi Martin.

1,410 participants were surveyed on listening, and Heidi shares insights both big and small from crunching the …

The Five Levels of Listening – Listening to Yourself (Part 2)

May 24th, 2019


Oscar Trimboli and Nell Norman-Nott explain about noticing when you are distracted. How to notice it and what to do about it.

The difference between …

The Five Levels of Listening - Listening to Yourself (Part 1)

April 12th, 2019


Listening to yourself is Level One listening. It's the proper preparation, the good ingredients in the recipe of how to listen well to others.

In this first deep dive episode into the Five Levels of Listening, Oscar …

The Five Levels of Listening - The big picture

March 15th, 2019


Listen: to yourself, for the content, for the context, to the unsaid, to meaning. These are the Five Levels of Listening.

In this episode Oscar and Nell go through each of the five levels, explaining how they work …

Oscar's life of listening

February 22nd, 2019


Interviewer becomes interviewee - Oscar Trimboli speaks with Kelly Irving to share the story behind Deep Listening.

How did we get here? Oscar shares …

An evolution in Deep Listening

February 15th, 2019


Previously we have heard from listening experts around the world: air traffic controllers, high court judges, suicide counsellors, deaf interpreters …

Curing cancer with listening rather than chemotherapy Dr Bronwyn King

January 25th, 2019


Dr Bronwyn King is a radiation oncologist and the founder of Tobacco Free Portfolios. Dr King works in countries all around the world to help …

Listen like FBI negotiator Chris Voss

January 11th, 2019


Chris Voss is a global corporate negotiation expert; a former FBI hostage negotiator, CEO of the Black Swan Group and author of the national best-seller: "Never Split The Difference: Negotiating As If Your Life …

How a Chief Listening Officer helps patients recover

December 21st, 2018


Corine Jansen is a Listening Practitioner in the Netherlands, who strives to make a real difference in the health care system by listening.

Corine’s method focuses on listening and speaking as a human being, to another …

Listen to your audience like SXSW

December 7th, 2018


Hugh Forrest serves as Chief Programming Officer for South by Southwest (SXSW). Held annually in Austin, Texas, this event brings together more than 70,000 industry creatives from across the United States, around …

Thank you

December 6th, 2018


A vote of thanks for helping to spread the word to create 100 million Deep Listeners in the world

We were award one of the Top 20 Apple Podcasts of 2018

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Why your doctor needs to listen deeply

October 19th, 2018


Danielle Ofri, MD, PhD, is a physician at Bellevue Hospital, the oldest public hospital in the USA, and a faculty member of New York University …

How listening can change a point of view

October 5th, 2018


Avraham (Avi) Kluger is a professor of Organisational Behaviour at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, and the first born of parents who both …

How to listen across generations

September 21st, 2018


Holly Ransom is chief executive of Emergent, a consultancy which specialises in marketing to millennials, a director of Port Adelaide Football …

Listen like a journalist

September 7th, 2018


Jennifer Brandel began her career in journalism in the early 2000s, reporting for numerous outlets including The New York Times and Vice, picking up awards along the way. In 2011 she founded the groundbreaking …

Hearing aids to help people listen

August 10th, 2018


Bettina Turnbull provides a unique perspective on listening - with expertise in both linguistics and audiology. Bettina has worked in research at …

Listen like an anthropologist

August 3rd, 2018


With a doctorate in sociocultural and medical anthropology, and a degree in visual design, Michelle Barry has spent the past 20 years pioneering new …

Listening to the unsaid in your audience

July 13th, 2018


Liz Gross leads the team at Campus Sonar, an agency which empowers colleges and universities to find and analyze relevant conversation, learning and …

Learn to listen without bias

June 26th, 2018


Allan Parker is a Behavioural Scientist and the Managing Director of Peak Performance Development Pty Ltd, a Sydney based consultancy company. His …

How to listen like a High Court Judge with Justice Michael Kirby

June 19th, 2018


The Honourable Michael Kirby is an international jurist, educator and former judge on the High Court of Australia. He has undertaken many international activities for the United Nations, the OECD and the Global Fund …

Listen first, come up with the solutions later.

June 12th, 2018


Lise Barry is an expert meditator and helps to resolve complex and frustrating disputes in society and in the workplace. You will learn how to create …

What can artificial intelligence teach you about how to listen?

June 6th, 2018


Frank Schneider is the CEO of artificial intelligence listening company, Speakeasy AI, whose mission and technology is based upon the premise of …

Listen like a Professor

May 14th, 2018


Graham Bodie is a listening educator and consultant. He teaches on the topic of listening at university, conducts research and writes publications. …

What can actors teach you about listening

May 8th, 2018


Improv is about listening and responding. It’s paying attention to what’s going on around you and responding to it. Improv focuses on affirmation and elevation.

Jen Brown is a world-class improv performer and teacher. …

The financial impact of listening inside organisations - Michelle K. Johnston explains the importance of leaders listening and 3 important foundations for productive listening tours

May 1st, 2018


Leaders’ operating rhythms or schedules rarely make time to just sit and listen to their employees. By listening, it aligns leaders with employees to …

How radical listening created a global $175 million legacy - Kathy LeMay explores the impact of listening and not pitching in the not for profit sector is the difference between money and meaning

April 24th, 2018


Listening is a like a muscle that needs to get flexed. Otherwise, it loses power and is no longer a habit. Slow down, and take the time to listen.

Listen to people, and let them be who they are. Listen as a form of …

Hillary Frey outlines the importance of listening without judgement, without a story or a headline in mind

April 17th, 2018


Did you vote in the last presidential election? Did your candidate of choice win or lose? Were you surprised? Rather than listening to people, the …

Vanessa Oshima explains what market research can teach us about listening to customers

April 10th, 2018


When you are told that “you have cancer,” your mind just goes blank. Vanessa Oshima had this experience when she was diagnosed with breast cancer. …

Listen across cultures and continents - Tom Verghese stresses the importance of understanding your culture before you start to listen to other cultures

April 3rd, 2018


In low context, “No” means no. “Yes” means yes. I say what I mean, and I mean what I say. I get to the point, and I am direct. High-context is less clear. Contextual is not only about what is said but how it is …

Listen like a designer - Mike Rohde unleashes the power of listening to customers and end users

March 27th, 2018


Designers understand the importance of drawing, but what about note taking to visually capture ideas, experiences, and information? What really matters in a conversation? Mike Rohde shares how sketchnoting has changed …

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