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Ben spoke April 29th to Unity of Appleton - A Community for Spiritual Growt.
Audio is available here
For Immediate Release:
A new audio book by Ben Merens, host of “At Issue” on Wisconsin Public Radio’s Ideas Network
----People Are Dying To Be Heard----
Listening To Yourself, Your Loved Ones, And To Strangers
Features inspirational stories about the beauty and benefits of listening “in the moment” to yourself, TO loved ones, and to strangers
Milwaukee, WI – After 25 years as a journalist and 20 years as a talk show host, listening expert Ben Merens believes that PEOPLE ARE DYING TO BE HEARD. In his new audio book of the same title, Merens relates stories from his many experiences over the years as a professed “in the moment” listener.
Merens states, "Healthy communication is a two-way process where listening is the key to success. The most important aspect to listening well is to be in the moment and focused entirely on the person you are with. This especially applies to how we interact with everyone, from our friends and loved ones, to our colleagues at work, and even to strangers.”
The book is available here at Merens website and www.sonatabop.com which helped produce and distribute the book.
Ben Meren’s previous audio book, Uni-tasking: 25 Tips for Better Listening, points out the flaws of multitasking. Today's society says that in order to keep up with global trends, we have to multi-task. Ben Merens believes this advice will actually keep you from your goals. Focusing is how people succeed. You simply can't do two things well at the same time, said Merens, “we live in a world full of distractions, but I can help you learn how to practice focused listening to block out the white noise that easily distracts us.”
Merens has worked in print and broadcast journalism for 25 years in New York, Chicago and Milwaukee. He also has taught at Hofstra University, Columbia College and Concordia University in Mequon, Wisconsin.
He holds a masters of science degree in journalism from Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism and an undergraduate degree from the University of Wisconsin - Madison. His hobbies include stand-up comedy and acoustic guitar playing.
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