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Do Listen - Understand what's really being said. Find a new way forward Bobette Buster

Why is it that we seem astonished, even grateful, when someone really hears us? 

When they lean in and give us their time and attention. How has this basic act become such a rare commodity? Has the one-way street of social media ‘broadcasting’ really marked the end of conversation and listening? 

Do Listen is about rediscovering the lost art of listening. How to form deeper connections, generate moments of wonder, and achieve breakthroughs after a stand-off or stalemate. 

Yes, listening can take time. And it can be uncomfortable. Yet it is a skill that can be cultivated and mastered. It can also be a strategy. And sometimes, it will be the most important thing you ever do. 

What if we each took five minutes a day to actively listen? 

How might our world change? 

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Summary

  • New title from bestselling author of Do Story
  • Shares skills honed over two decades of listening to and crafting people's stories
  • Each chapter concludes with practical exercises
  • Original papercut artworks of related quotes including JK Rowling and Ernest Hemingway
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Reviews

‘The art of clever communication is essential to workplace success. Bobette Buster shares secrets to owning any room.’
Marie Claire
‘Listening is recognised as a sought-after tool in the workplace; a soft skill linked with strong leadership, clear communication and better ability to problem-solve. Do Listen focuses on practical ways we can reacquaint ourselves with deep and conscious listening.’
Sheer Luxe
‘Illustrative anecdotes are followed by plentiful exercises...simple and straightforward.’
Strong Words

About the author

Bobette Buster is the author of Do Story: How to Tell Your Story so the World Listens (Do Books 2013, Chronicle Books 2018); the writer and producer of Making Waves: The Art of Cinematic Sound, feature documentary (2018) and several feature narrative projects, including Charlotte and Gold Fellas.
She is a story consultant to major studios including Pixar, Disney and Sony Animation and to leading production companies, as well as advertising and marketing agencies around the world.
She has lectured internationally and is currently Professor of the Practice of Digital Storytelling at Northeastern University, Boston. She lives in Los Angeles, California.

Bobette’s Do Lecture: Can you tell your story?

Reminding us of the roles story plays in shaping our social history and how stepping in to your personal wilderness can become your finest story.

Product Details

Dimensions: 120x178mm
ISBN: 978-1-907974-52-6
eBook ISBN: 978-1-907974-53-3

Artwork

All editions contain 11 papercut illustrations by Erica Frances George.

Paper & print details

Paperback editions are printed by Livonia Print on Munken, an FSC-certified paper.

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