Wednesday, May 16th, marks the 8th commemoration of I Love to Listen Day.
In the the past 7 years of I Love to Listen Day celebrations we’ve heard form people in 30 countries who have deliberately promoted listening in their communities. For example, in South Korea an executive group conducted a listening workshop, in Nevis, a radio program was dedicated to listening, in the USA, an elementary school spent the morning reading poems on listening that were written by the students.
This year on May 16th everyone is encouraged to start a listening tradition in his or her family. Yes listening is hard. It requires time, patience and discipline but the rewards are great.
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“We gathered to take a photograph to commemorate the celebration of the first “I Love To Listen Day on May 16, 2006. Participants came from countries all over the world – Korea, Japan, China, Taiwan, Hong Kong, South Africa, USA, Malaysia, Peru, Canada, and Brazil. We also distributed I Love To Listen buttons to everyone.” – Dr. S Lam-Phoon, Director, Northern Asia-Pacific Division, Republic of Korea
“Thank you Marva for all that you are doing to help “Advance Listening Around the World.” – Dr. Lynman K. (Manny) Steil, CEO International Listening Leadership Institute.
“I’ve sent the listening day information to Holland, Suriname, Guyana, South Africa, St. Maarten and to other friends around the world and in the USA”. ~ Monkou from Maryland
“We did celebrate “I Love to Listen Day” in my class at Florida Gulf Coast University.” - Dr. Maria Roca, President, International Listening Association.
“The listening quotes are very uplifting” ~ George, Voice of America News