“People are most drawn to people who seem curious, who are interested rather than interesting.”

For many of us, listening is simply something we do on autopilot. We hear just enough of what others say to get our work done, maintain friendships, and be polite with our neighbors. Fortunately, listening can be improved—and Ximena Vengoechea, a researcher, writer, and author of “Listen Like You Mean It: Reclaiming the Lost Art of True Connection,” can show you how to improve your skills with Jason Marc Campbell. Get ready to have your listening skill transformed. 

Listen out for:

  • Why listening is so important.
  • The inspiration behind Ximena’s book.
  • How much body language we need to make better connections.
  • The biggest listening mistakes we make.
  • Different types of listening modes.
  • Benefits of listening.


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About Ximena Vengoechea

Ximena Vengoechea is a San Francisco-based user researcher, writer, illustrator, and author, whose work covers personal and professional development, productivity, technology, creativity, and work relationships. Her writing has appeared in Fast Company, The Muse, The Washington Post, Huffington Post, and Inc., among other publications. She is the author of the forthcoming book, Listen Like You Mean It, which is an essential guide to becoming a better listener for anyone who wants to improve the relationships in their lives— at work and at home — and draws from her expertise as a user researcher and manager in Silicon Valley.



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