Listen Like You Mean It: Reclaiming the Lost Art of True Connection
This guide redefines the art of listening in our modern world. Vengoechea, with her extensive experience as a user researcher and manager in Silicon Valley, shares strategies for enhancing listening skills, critical for meaningful connections and deepened understanding in both personal and professional realms.
The book emphasizes the difference between passive hearing and active, empathetic listening. It includes practical scripts, key questions, and exercises to build rapport, deepen conversations, and navigate tricky dialogues. By embracing vulnerability and understanding others' behaviors and motivations, the book teaches how to create space for honesty and deeper connections. Vengoechea’s experience and experiments, combined with insights from professional listeners, make the book a comprehensive toolkit for anyone looking to improve their listening skills and foster genuine connections in an increasingly loud world.