Free webinar

The Power of Presence

23 May 2023
19:00-20:30 CEST/Berlin time

Trainer: Hugo Roele

Would you like to know what could make it easier for you to speak?

Would you like to be able to listen at a higher level and with more ease, even when you feel scared, angry or sad?


Presence is the first and most important step in listening.

If we are annoyed by the things a listener does, we won’t be able to speak about the more painful and scary parts of our lives. If we are distracted by ideas of solutions we won’t be able to listen at the level the speaker wants us to. And if during the conversation there is a sudden noise or the temperature in the room becomes very uncomfortable, both speaker and listener may find it difficult to continue the conversation.

Presence is the first step in the 6-step model, that I will explore in the online course “Listening with Needs”. In this webinar, you will be able to experience the power of presence. In 1,5 hours we will explore how you can:

  • do a check-in to see if anything distracts you;
  • explore the signals that the speaker or listener is no longer sufficiently present;
  • explore strategies to raise the level of presence.

A 6-step model for listening:

  1. Presence
  2. Telling/repeating a story
  3. Feelings and thoughts
  4. Needs
  5. Analysis and Strategies
  6. Action

How will we work?

The 6-step model for listening is complementary to the 4-step model for speaking of NVC. To make you experience its value we will try to use your examples or the examples of other participants. This webinar can be followed as a short course and lecture. At the same time, it will allow you to see, what the longer online course “Listening with Needs” may bring you.

Listen, listen, speak

“One of the biggest gifts we can give to others is ‘presence’ when others tell us what’s alive in them”

(Quote based on thoughts of Marshall Rosenberg)

Practical information

Date: 23 May 2023

Time: 19:00-20:30 CEST (Berlin time)

Cost: Free

How: ONLINE on ZOOM (we will send you the link to the meeting immediately after you confirm the registration check your Spam or OFFERS folder!)

The trainer

Hugo Roele

Hugo Roele

I have worked for many years as a trainer, coach, mediator and management consultant in a number of European countries. I began studying and teaching Nonviolent Communication in 2001. Since 2010 I dedicated much of my time to developing methods and tools that make it easier to learn NVC. The Book of Needs, Empathy Path, Deck of Needs, Strategy Cards and Flower of Needs are all based on my broad experience (professional/private) and the cooperation with many trainers all over the world. I’m the proud father of three sons and live in Enschede, The Netherlands. More about the tools above can be found at More about my work as a professional listener and about my life can be found at

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