LAB tokyo

Life Architect Bureau

We founded LAB tokyo after years of working in design, education and the service industry and all the while living in numerous locations and travelling extensively.

Throughout this time, one thing has remained constant - the need for clear and meaningful communication, almost always in English.

We have come to believe that meaningful communication with others is at the heart of all self-improvement; by meaningful we mean relevant, worthwhile and valuable.

Ultimately, what is most important to LAB is creating positive, uplifting outcomes from learning experiences.

At LAB our objective for every interaction, be it a lesson, a course or a project is meaningful interaction and a positive outcomes.    

聞き上手になるシンプルな方法 — 'Listen with your eyes'





身体は? 違う方を向いていませんか?




Communication is far more than just words and sounds.

Passive hearing is exactly that; passively hearing sounds without being engaged or even trying to be engaged.

No-one wants to be passively heard.

Active listening is actively trying to hear and be engaged to the sounds around you.

People respond best to being actively listened to.

When you use your eyes, when you look at the source of the sound — the speaker — you are showing him/her that you are actively listening.

You are showing them that their words have engaged you; that their words are important to you.

Looking also makes you focus on the speaker and through looking you are able to listen more carefully.

So put down that proposal, smart-phone, magazine, turn away from your monitor and look at the person who is talking to you —listen with your eyes.



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