Listening Actively - Cutting Edge Communication Comedy Series

Listening Actively - Cutting Edge Communication Comedy Series

Seven Dimensions
Updated Jun 20, 2024
Course Description

Carol is very concerned because Marcus is not listening to her and after pointing it out they agree to listen to each other. Carol believes she is an expert listener, however various people in the office feel they are not being listened to. Marcus runs a listening skills session, especially for the benefit of Carlos and Tammy. Carol demeans Carlos while Sanjay talks about Tammy as if she were not there. Carol offers some facts about listening and communication while Sam interrupts and talks over her while correcting the facts. They explore empathic listening, but the training session shows how people are talking at each other. When Tammy says that Carol speaks too quickly, Carol raises her voice as if Tammy is deaf. The lack of genuine ‘active’ listening means most of the team end up annoyed with each other and Marcus as a final example gets Tammy and Carlos to demonstrate listening – but they just say hello to each other.


Key Learning Points
Too many people are so busy talking They have forgotten the art of listening



  • Don’t talk over the top of someone
    INSTEAD: Listen and show interest
  • Don’t tune out
    INSTEAD: Acknowledge key points
  • Don’t force a person to listen
    INSTEAD: Agree to listen to each other
  • Don’t ignore body language
    INSTEAD: Read reactions to your words


Comedy makes learning fun

This course is part of the Cutting Edge Communication Comedy Series, created by Psychologist Eve Ash and comedienne Erin Brown, starring Emmy-award winning Kim Estes. A powerful training series covering topics every workplace needs to address. Short, sharp and funny with simple messages and skills for everyone.

Cutting Edge Communication follows several characters through a landscape of social faux pas, insult and embarrassment. This series will amaze and enter-train, covering important lessons in human interaction, motivation, leadership, service, unprofessional behavior, apologizing, negotiating, stress, difficult people among many other workplace hot button issues.

Everyone will laugh and learn with these short episodes that highlight dos and don'ts. This Australian produced series was filmed on location in Los Angeles.