How to speak so that people want to listen | Julian Treasure

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Have you ever felt like you’re talking, but nobody is listening? Here’s Julian Treasure to help you fix that. As the sound expert demonstrates some useful vocal exercises and shares tips on how to speak with empathy, he offers his vision for a sonorous world of listening and understanding.

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18 COMMENTS

  1. While to some degree it has to do with how you perceive yourself, your manner of speaking (are you witty or do you make lame jokes? ….do you speak 'tentatively' or are unsure of yourself or are you confident?….and so on…). While all of these things can be a factor, another factor is crowd psychology. If the 'right' people in that crowd like you and/or what you say, or are 'planted' in the audience to clap for you etc,.others, due to crowd psychology, will often find themselves 'liking' you are adding 'weight' to what you say, even though if they were to listen to you 1:1, with no other people around, they may interpret what you say very differently.

  2. This is a speech anyone wishing to make a speech should watch.  This gentleman is an excellent speaker, powerful while interesting and instructive.  He's given excellence recommendations for all of us to consider in this Ted Talk.

  3. I just realized that number 6 is sort of a good reason not to swear often. Other than it being the "negativity" sin, if there is an emotion that only a swear could express, it loses its meaning if one uses it way too often.

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