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I Love To Listen Day – May 16, 2010
For Immediate Release Contact: Marva Shand-McIntosh
Founder, I Love To Listen Day
Washington, DC – May 10, 2010 -- On May 16th scores of people all over the world will discover how important it is to listen and perhaps experience the joy of being heard.
May 16 is I Love to Listen Day. In all 50 US states and 50 countries, individuals and families will lay the groundwork for what is hoped to become an enduring family listening tradition, make a commitment to improve their listening skills, send a “thank you” card to a good listener, compile a list of positive listening habits, visit with an elderly person and just listen.
The importance of being a good listener takes on added significance when placed against the frenetic pace of most people’s daily lives. There is less time to stop and listen and even with a dizzying array of new and glitzy communications devices, people often don’t hear what the other person is saying.
Many years of work as a certified speech language pathologist have convinced
Marva Shand-McIntosh that if people want to succeed, they must be effective listeners.
“Listening is the foundation of all communication skills, and it also sends a powerful message of respect and understanding,” said McIntosh, founder of I Love to Listen Day.
“I Love to Listen Day is a special day that encourages people from all over the world to join a community of listeners and listen on purpose.”
OnI Love to Listen Day, people are encouraged to deliberately listen. McIntosh emphasized that, “this day is not a day of silence but provides and opportunity for citizens of the world to become proactive listeners.”
I Love to Listen Dayis FREE. To be included in the official count, and learn about more listening activities, people are encouraged to stop by the Website www.ILoveToListen.com or email ILoveToListen2@yahoo.com and register. The goal this year is to have listening celebrations in 50 states and 50 countries. Help spread the word about I Love to Listen Day in your community.
For additional information, contact Marva Shand-McIntosh atILoveToListen2@yahoo.com
“Hearing is a function of the ear but listening is a function of the will.” John Maxwell
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