Experiential / Reality-based Learning / February 1, 2012

Smith Business Close-Up: Active Listening

Thursday, Feb. 16, 2012, 7:30 p.m.; Sunday, Feb. 19, 2012, 7:30 a.m.

Active Listening

You may have heard what your client, boss or co-worker just said. But were you really listening?

In this edition of Smith Business Close-Up with the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business, Ken White talks about what it means to actively listen and how mastering this skill can help your career.

White is the executive director of the Office of Marketing Communications and holds a Ph.D. in communication. He is a branding expert and teaches executive courses on communications. He previously served as the chief communication and marketing officer at the University of Virginia's Darden School of Business, the Virginia Military Institute and Northwest Missouri State University. A former television anchor and reporter, he began his career in higher education as a mass communication professor and department chair.

Smith Business Close-Up is co-produced by the Robert H. Smith School of Business and Maryland Public Television. The television segment focuses on the latest thinking in business management, and features in-depth interviews with Smith School faculty and other members of the school’s community of business leaders.

Where to Watch
Smith Business Close-Up can be seen bi-weekly on Maryland Public Television's Your Business and Money. The program airs at 7:30 p.m. on Thursdays and is repeated the following Sunday at 7:30 a.m. on public television stations throughout Maryland and the Washington, D.C., metropolitan region, including:

  • WMPB-TV (Ch. 67), Baltimore
  • WMPT-TV (Ch. 22), DC metro/Annapolis
  • WCPB-TV (Ch. 28), Salisbury
  • WFPT-TV (Ch. 62), Frederick
  • WWPB-TV (Ch. 31), Hagerstown
  • WGPT-TV (Ch. 36), Oakland

Media Contact

Greg Muraski
Media Relations Manager
301-892-0973 Mobile

About the University of Maryland's Robert H. Smith School of Business

The Robert H. Smith School of Business is an internationally recognized leader in management education and research. One of 12 colleges and schools at the University of Maryland, College Park, the Smith School offers undergraduate, full-time and flex MBA, executive MBA, online MBA, business master’s, PhD and executive education programs, as well as outreach services to the corporate community. The school offers its degree, custom and certification programs in learning locations in North America and Asia.

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