How to speak so that people want to listen

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.

The human voice: It’s the instrument we all play. It’s the most powerful sound in the world, probably. It’s the only one that can start a war or say “I love you.” And yet many people have the experience that when they speak, people don’t listen to them. And why is that? How can we speak powerfully to make change in the world?

Here are the habits to quit:

  • Gossip
  • Judging
  • Negativity
  • Complaining
  • Excuses
  • Lying (embroidery, exaggeration)
  • Dogmatism

and a Toolbox to occur:

  • Register
  • Timbre
  • Prosody
  • Pace
  • Pitch
  • Volume

Good luck!

 

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