Active Listening - 30 minutes
Were you taught how to ‘listen’ at school? Most people have been taught how to ‘read’, ‘write’ and ‘speak’, but the most used mode of communication ‘listen’ only has under 6 months of learning.
According to C.H. Swanson, it is the most used mode of communication - 45% of time. Therefore, how can we be good listeners without the education and knowledge?
Active Listening is a method to improve the wellbeing of both the listener and speaker. There is more than ‘hearing’, it is includes non-verbal communication and skills. Patrick runs Active Listening workshops to teach delegates how to use listening skills to build stronger relationships and positive connections. This can be in scenarios when delegates want to help the wellbeing of others, understand how to self-care, and improve their work performance.
Patrick started working in marketing over 20 years ago. He had the best job; traveling around South America and Europe with his own business card and being taken to the best restaurants as a media buyer in airport media.
He broadened his marketing expertise to work in media agencies and ended up running a team of 40 people around the world for UBS.
In 2013, MMS was founded to provide a consultancy service to all areas of business - client, suppliers, consultancies and associations.
Mental Health has always been a passion especially in 2017 when Patrick was diagnosed with terminal cancer. He is currently in remission and continues to use life and academic experience to support the Mental Health of clients.