When someone has a different opinion than you, do you:
A. Stick your fingers in your ears?
B. Scream at them until they leave your sight?
C. Listen to their perspective?
Today, MSNBC aired a segment about listening as part of this week’s National Week of Conversation, a time when people with diverse perspectives #ListenFirst to understand.
Graham D. Bodie, Ph.D., a professor of integrated marketing communication with the University of Mississippi School of Journalism and New Media, works closely with the Listen First Project, a national non-profit that seeks to promote the healing power of listening, especially across difference.
Graham said the Listen First Project is one of the sponsors of the National Week of Conversation that runs through April 13. Organizers of the week were featured on MSNBC. Click the link to watch the video.
In the clip, Pearce Godwin, of the National Conversation Project, joins “Morning Joe” to discuss the National Week of Conversation. Godwin, along with podcast hosts Beth Silvers and Sarah Holland, discuss.
You can also check out the remaining opportunities this week to engage in conversation. Many of those opportunities can be found here, or you can look on social media and search the hashtag #ListenFirst.