Although they don’t understand most of our verbal language, dogs listen with their entire being. They don’t interrupt us, finish our sentences, offer advice, try to top our stories or text us instead of talking to us. Dogs pay extremely close attention by studying facial expressions, observing body language, watching eye movements and listening to our voice patterns. Now bestselling author Jeff Lazarus is returning the favor in his new book, Listen Like a Dog: And Make Your Mark on the World.
Lazarus is perfectly serious when he says that true listening—the kind dogs exemplify—is the magic ingredient that forges real connections with others. So being more like your dog can help you have a more intimate marriage or relationship, get along better with coworkers or be a hero to friends and family members.
Lazarus, who has been featured in the Chicago Tribune, has done numerous radio shows and was a recent guest on Tucson’s The Morning Blend, can talk about:
- Leash Law Violations: the 11 most egregious mistakes we make when we THINK we are communicating
- Sniffing Around: the importance of casual communications
- The Power of the Paws (Pause): how to recognize the many benefits of silence
- Heel, Sit, and Stay: how changing your own behavior can win over others
- Happiness is a Warm Pup: the importance of being genuine and compassionate
“Jeff Lazarus has given us a roadmap to living a happier and more productive life with this invaluable book…. Your canine companion seriously has much to teach you about how to become a better listener!”
–Dr. Marty Becker, New York Times bestselling author
About the Author:
He earned a BA in speech communications, with an emphasis in interpersonal and organizational communications, from Cal State University, Long Beach, and an MBA fromPepperdine University.
He has taught public speaking at the university level and conducted numerous workshops on listening, presentation skills, and customer engagement. His first book, Dogtology, released last year, celebrated man’s fanatical devotion to dogs.