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A general purpose answer to questions of the form "How do I get better at X?" is "Do more X." In this case, find ways to practice listening to fast speech in situations that are not quite so stressful as a work assignment. Many mp3 players and media players have a way to accelerate playback. You could find relevant spoken word content (podcasts, for ...


I would suggest making sure you aren't thinking about anything else - no distractions, but really the only real solution is practice. If your colleagues can fully understand him but you can't, my guess is they are either familiar with his accent or dialect, or have spent more time listening to fast speakers. Spend time listening to him and trying to ...

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