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

7 bad habits to get rid of (as they don’t bring anything to the table):

  1. Gossip
  2. Judging
  3. Negativity
  4. Complaining
  5. Making excuses
  6. Embroidery / exaggeration
  7. Dogmatism – the confusion of facts and opinions

The HAIL model:

  • Honesty – being true and clear
  • Authenticity – being yourself
  • Integrity – doing what you say
  • Love – wishing people well

The 6 tools to modulate your voice:

  • register: we tend to vote for politicians with lower registers, when the voice comes from the chest, as we associate depth with power and authority
  • timbre: we prefer voices which are rich, warm and smooth
  • prosody: the antithesis of monotonic or repetitive voice
  • pace: slow to emphasize, and use silence from time to time
  • pitch:
  • volume: to make people pay attention, lower the volume; to broadcast, go loud

How to warm-up your voice prior to an important talk:

  1. Arms up, deep breathe in, big sigh
  2. Repeat a simple sound from the tip of your lips – Bo bo bo bo
  3. Make your lips tremble – as if imitating a horse as a kid
  4. Repeat in an exaggerated manner – La la la la
  5.  Roll a very long “R”
  6. Go up and down from low “oom” to high “wee” several times

See the video’s page on TED


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