Julian Treasure knows a thing or two about how to speak well. He’s given five TED talks which have been watched over 125 million times, including one on, well, how to speak well, which resides in the top ten TED talks of all time.

But as a former audio branding strategist, Julian got his start in the world of hearing, and as the title of his book — How to Be Heard: Secrets for Powerful Speaking and Listening — implies, he believes that if you really want to be a good communicator, you’ve got to learn how to be a good listener. So that’s where we begin our conversation today. Julian shares why becoming a skilled listener is so important, and the practices you can use to do so. We then segue into the vocal part of communication, and Julian shares the four foundations for powerful speaking that apply whether you’re talking in a casual conversation or on the TED stage. He discusses what separates the best TED talks from the just so-so, the breathing practice and posture cue that will improve the effectiveness of your vocal toolbox, and how to make your voice more resonant. We also discuss the physical gestures to generally avoid when speaking, including “the placater,” and a highly effective tip for refining your body language.

Resources Related to the Podcast

Julian’s 5 TED talks:>The 4 Ways Sound Affects UsShh! Sound Health in 5 Steps5 Ways to Listen BetterWhy Architects Need to Use Their EarsHow to Speak So People Want to Listen (A top ten TED talk of all time)The overall most popular TED talks of all timeAoM Series on how to become a better listenerAoM podcast #433 on the benefits of silenceAoM Article: How to Think of Questions to Ask PeopleAoM Podcast #580: Why People Do (Or Don’t) Listen to YouAoM Article: An Introduction to Public SpeakingAoM Article: The Ultimate Guide to PostureAoM article/podcast on how to improve your speaking voiceAoM Podcast #464: The Fascinating Secrets of Your Voice

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