Miguel Panao | Professor and Author

Finding ways to improve scientific writing and academic productivity.

The Persuasive Act

Persuasion comes from the ability to listen with an attentive mindset.

Listen to others is learning

Every person speaking to us is an opportunity to learn. If not explicitly, we learn to listen. One of my main difficulties was listening to others. While someone was speaking to me, my mind was a storm of ideas about what she was saying. I would easily interrupt others and began speaking instead of listening. […]

We are a learning mind

We are rational, creative, but what distinguishes our species in this planet is our ability to learn and share this knowledge throughout generations. This is only possible because we communicate. And communication is not only about speaking, but especially, about listening. An attentive listening. The result of this communication through an attentive listening leads to […]

The two arts you develop while attending a conference

How can you make the most of a conference you’re attending? You listen and interact. However, most people are with their laptops checking email, reading papers, or preparing their presentation. Other people use tablets instead. And occasionally you see people with their smartphone sending messages or getting dopamine through social networks. Art of Listening Listening is […]