“Learn to listen, then listen to learn”

I’ve set myself a new goal, and you can help me achieve it if you like…

“Learn to listen, then listen to learn.”

Who said that? Well, actually, I did.

When we were at the College Speaking seminar in California, presenter James Malinchak suggested one way to make yourself stand out as a professional speaker is to have a couple of quotes credited to yourself.

He suggested it is easy to do. All he has done is come up with a few wisdom-filled phrases, have them printed up on nice big glossy boards, and then display them around the room wherever he speaks.

So I’ve come up with my first quote, and I’m pretty proud of it! It came out of something someone said at the seminar, suggesting that usually people don’t listen enough. The often-repeated suggestion is we have two ears and one mouth, and we should use them in those proportions. And with the idea of quotes in mind, mine just popped into my head.

I’ve searched on QuoteDaddy.com, and nobody has claimed it as a quote, so I’ve gone ahead and done so myself.

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And doing so has prompted me to set myself a new goal…
From the QuotesDaddy.com website:
Share your wit, insights and wisdom with the world.
If enough QuotesDaddy users vote for your quote (by adding it to their favorites), it will be featured in our permanent famous quotes collection alongside quotes by Churchill, Einstein and Mark Twain…

I hope to get enough people to favourite my quote to have it added to the famous quotes collection. You can help if you like, and all help is much appreciated.

Simply follow this link:
and register at the QuotesDaddy website -all they need is a username and password. Once you are signed in, you can click on “add to favourites” below the quote, and that’s it!

Let me know in the “comments” box below if you do favourite the quote, and I’ll be forever in your debt! Thanks again.

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Leave a Reply 4 comments

Md Mamunur Rashid - October 1, 2020 Reply

This quote was first developed by John Hopkins University, CCP back in 2000.

    Ian Usher - October 4, 2020 Reply

    Hi Mamunur, thanks for contacting me. Do you have a link, or any resource that might confirm this. I did a lot of searching before claiming this as a quote, and found nothing to say it had been used previously. I’m happy to attribute as appropriate if I am incorrect.

KJ - December 19, 2023 Reply

I’ve been using this EXACT quote since 2012.

    Ian Usher - December 20, 2023 Reply

    “Great minds think alike.”

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