The best listener in the world

My mission this year is to become the best listener in the world.

That's right. It's not going to be easy, obviously – and I'm not sure there is any way to measure it – but I'm quite determined.

I thought I was OK before, but with my extensive training last year as a coach, and as an improviser, I've come to see how much better I could listen.

Now, quite unexpectedly, I have come to see that I might also improve as a listener by using new equipment – for my birthday (yesterday) I was given, quite separately, a Kakkoii bluetooth speaker to use with my iPhone and a plug-in retro telephone handset for use with iPhone, iPad and desktop computer.

With these, I know I shall listen better than ever.