Do You Want To Speak So That People Will Listen?

How to speak so that people want to listen! Top-rated international speaker, sound expert and author of “Sound Business, Julian Treasure demonstrates some useful vocal exercises and shares tips on how to speak in ways that will keep listeners attention and also encourage more people to want to listen to you.

In this humorous, but enlightening video, Julian begins by labeling, what he believes to be, are the seven deadly sins of conversation which discourage people from wanting to listen to us.

He also goes on to say that these are not the only ‘sins’, but what he feels are the major sins. These include; Gossip, Judging, Negativity, Complaining, Excuses, Lying and Dogmatism.

Before you give up in despair, he does provide four positive and powerful ways to improve our conversation and communication styles. He expresses these points by using the acronym ‘HAIL.’

Honesty
Authenticity
Integrity
Love

Other ways to enhance our speaking include monitoring how we say things in our speech patterns. For example, by making use of; Register, Timbre, Prosody, Pace, Pitch and Volume, to name a few.

At the end of the video Julian leads the audience through some simple warm-up exercises that he recommends we employ before making speeches, presentations, etc.

Original Source: Top-rated international speaker, sound expert and author of “Sound Business” Julian Treasure, demonstrates some useful vocal exercises and shares tips on how to speak in ways that will keep listeners attention and also encourage more people to want to listen to you. TED Talks Official YouTube Channel

4 thoughts on “Do You Want To Speak So That People Will Listen?”

  1. The key to projecting the proper elements when speaking is lots of practice. Of course the more experienced you are the more natural it would become. The way things are going these days (video communication) this is becoming a very necessary skill.

    Thanks Mike

  2. A lot of things Julian Treasure points out are common sense, yet we never stop to look at them. Early on someone reviewed a video for me – and told me my voice was as boring as a BBC announcer. Wow I was crushed. I thought I had showed enthusiasm for my subject, modulated my voice, changed my pitch … but apparently not! I still struggle with my proper “Canadian voice”. This was a good reminder for me. Now doing those exercises ??? hmmm.

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