Look Who’s Talking! – Listening When You Might not Feel like it – Mary Miscisin


Ever received some feedback and felt picked on or devalued by the delivery?

How open are you to really listening and receiving the gift of feedback even if it’s not packaged as pretty as you’d like?

This thought-provoking, laugh-inducing, participatory session will increase your comfort level in considering the input of others.

Practice giving and receiving feedback in playful, non-threatening ways so when it’s your turn to listen, you’ll recognize the contributions even when they may be buried by what seems like condemnation. Open up a whole new world of possibilities by extracting the value in feedback to enhance your relationships, well-being, and personal effectiveness.

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  • Increase your comfort level in hearing other’s comments or criticism.
  • Learn how to clarify feedback in a non-threatening way to make sure you and the person offering it have the same understanding.
  • Practice giving and receiving feedback in a fun and playful manner so when it’s your turn to be on the receiving end you will experience it in a whole new way.
  • Use your innate ability to spot discrepancies to gain insights about yourself and distill the reason for giving feedback in the first place!
  • Follow a recipe for discovering the intended good in feedback offered and using it to your best advantage.



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Program Level

  • Beginner to intermediate
  • Anyone wishing to increase their comfort level in accepting feedback from others
  • Especially helpful for work teams and departments


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Program Format

  • This is designed to be a 90-minute presentation
  • Extra components that address gossip are available that extend the session 30-90 minutes
  • Action-packed session contains several participatory, comfort-zone stretching activities, all in a safe and fun format
  • Additional segments for managers and supervisors available – highly recommended!


It’s a fool who takes offense when none is intended, and a bigger fool who takes offense when one is.

– Brigham Young

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