Sean McArdle is a master motivator and speaker in the areas of sales, negotiation, strategic planning and personal development. His distinctions about what makes for a successful career and life come directly from his own experiences. His stories will take you on a personal journey from living under a bridge at 25 to negotiating some of the largest printing contracts in the publishing industry at 28. Since 1992, Sean McArdle has written numerous books, tapes and software programs in the areas of sales, strategic planning and personal development.
Sean McArdle's tapes series, LifeMapping: A Thinking Tool for Living Your Life On Purpose, was televised nationally in a 30-minute documercial with host and ESPN Sports Analyst, Joe Theismann. McArdle believes that the key to his success and yours is "the ability to design the architecture of a day that will bring you what you want for a lifetime."
A faculty member of the American Management Association, Sean McArdle delivers more than one hundred keynotes and seminars each year. He has shared the podium with many of today's leading celebrities, thinkers, and achievers. He is a consultant to some of America's leading businesses, including: Lucent Technologies, Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance, Re/Max Properties, and the National Association of Printers and Lithographers.
Sean McArdle is the Chairman and founder of a nationally recognized training company providing seminars and consulting to some of America's leading corporations and the U.S. Federal Government. When he is not speaking or teaching others to teach his material, he focuses on new ways to help individuals take advantage of accelerated learning skills and techniques.
What is an active listener?
Communications expert Sean McArdle discusses the importance of becoming an effective listener including what an active listener is.
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Host: What is an active listener?
Sean McArdle: An active listener is somebody who goes into life wanting to listen. There are people who walk in to a meeting and all they want to do is communicate, all they want to do is talk, all they want to do is present, all they want to do is get their side across. They have no opportunity to listen.
An active listener is somebody who goes in to a meeting to truly find out what is going on? So, while they sit in the meeting they use active listening skills, so that they begin to gain an interpretation of everybody s meanings, so that they can then became more effective responding to them.