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

An educational  TED Talk by Julian Treasure about being an effective communicator.  He takes the first principles approach, beginning with our attitude.  Some of his insights include

  1. Avoid the 7 “sins” of communication – gossip, judging, negativity, complaining, excuses, lying, dogmatism.
  2. Embrace the 4 “cornerstones” of effective communication – Honesty (be clear & straight), Authenticity (be yourself), Integrity (be your word), Love (wish them well)
  3. Work with a voice coach on the different aspects of speech including – register, timber, prosody, pace, pitch & volume
  4.  He also shares a few vocal exercises to do warm up your voice before a speech

If you are interested in improving your communication skills, there is a great platform  – Toastmasters International with clubs all over the world, that can help you hone in your communication & leadership skills. I highly recommend it.