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October 30
Thaler Pekar

Listen Better, Hear More

October 30, 11:00 - 11:30 PST

Listening is a vital tool for navigating complexity and for providing insights that enable us to discover and better connect with others.

Many things – environmental and societal factors, our own biases and assumptions, our own busy-ness – can get in the way of truly listening. We can do better. We can hear more amidst the noise. But to what should we be listening?

The reality is that people crave stories that reflect the complexity of their lives. And in order to hear stories, we have to ask for them. Asking for, listening to, and making sense of stories requires intent and strategy.

Our communities and workplaces will thrive only when people respect and trust each other. This connectivity can be accomplished by listening to each other’s stories.

In this 30-minute webinar, Thaler will unpack:

  • How stories can be used to build connection
  • What happens when storytelling becomes ingrained in an organization’s culture
  • Why storytelling often succeeds where no other communication can
Thaler Pekar

Thaler Pekar is a pioneer in the field of narrative, story, and persuasive communication. She and her team at Thaler Pekar & Partners work around the world and across sectors, guiding leaders and institutions on being heard, understood, and influential. The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees has institutionalized the use of their award-winning video on LGBTI refugees in South Africa; they have gathered over 200 oral histories across six countries and four continents; and both the BBC and the Smithsonian Institution have hailed Thaler as one of the world’s leading experts on organizational storytelling.

Improve your engagement strategy by including the Employee Voice. We’ll partner with you every step of the way.

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