Why are we so bad at listening?

Fellowship Event / Online

 -  | Eastern Daylight Time

11AM - 12PM PDT / 2 - 3PM EDT

  • Behaviour change
  • Technology

What is communication? How do we communicate? During the pandemic we had to rely on texts, emails, social media and video - communication tools with significantly less non-verbal clues and indicators than we have previously have relied on. 

As we continue to navigate a different phase of the pandemic, that of communication in a post-pandemic world, we find ourselves having to relearn the etiquette of face to face conversation. Has the way you socially interact changed?? What is my body language telling you? Are you talking to fill a supposed awkward silence or are you really listening to learn something new? 

Through the exploration of all of the different ways in which we communicate, can we learn and benefit from deep listening, and collective sensing to bring empathy and a greater chance of experiencing deep and meaningful interactions?

Join the Augmented Society Network to discuss: 

  • Sensing and communication beyond words 
  • Exercises to develop listening skills 
  • How to hear non-verbally 
  • What makes a great conversation

Taking part in RSA online events

For our interactive online events, the RSA uses the platform Zoom. We have found it simple for participants to use while also providing the necessary functionality for an engaging online event.

To participate in the event, you will need to register for a ticket to receive the bespoke link to join. You will be sent detailed instructions via email closer to the event. Attendees will need to register for a free Zoom account and download their software. To understand more about how Zoom uses your data, please read their Privacy Policy in advance.

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The Augmented Society Network is an RSA US Thematic Network founded in 2019 by two RSA Fellows with a passion for humankind. The network meets to discuss the impact technology is having on society and will continue to have in the coming weeks, decades and centuries. To learn more about the Augmented Society Network, go to https://www.augmentedsociety.org/.

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