After watching Julian Treasure’s “How to Speak so that People Want to Listen” TED talk, I feel proud and terrified at the same time.
I’m proud because I already have mastered some of these positive behaviors, and consider myself a pretty decent presenter. I know how to vary my timbre and prosody. I’ve held my own in front of audiences of a thousand or more on many occasions.
But, I’m terrified, because I realize that I’ve been missing out on making my best impact —- I need to better harness the power of silence…the magic of pitch…There is so much to learn!
After you watch this video, please tell me, what stands out for you?
Here’s Julian’s description of his TED Talk:
“Have you ever felt like you’re talking, but nobody is listening? Here’s Julian Treasure to help. In this useful talk, the sound expert demonstrates the how-to’s of powerful speaking — from some handy vocal exercises to tips on how to speak with empathy. A talk that might help the world sound more beautiful.”