How to be Heard: Secrets for Powerful Speaking and Listening

How to be Heard: Secrets for Powerful Speaking and Listening

by Julian Treasure

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Overview

Secrets of Communication Skills from a TED Talks Star
  • 2019 Audie Award Winner for Best Audio Book in Business and Personal Development
  • HuffPost 20 Best Business Books of 2017
  • Winner of the Best Voiceover-Audiobook Narration at the 2018 Voice Arts Awards

Transform your communication skills. Have you ever felt like you're talking, but nobody is listening? Renowned five-time TED Talks speaker and author Julian Treasure reveals how to speak so that people listen–and how to listen so that people feel heard. As this leading sound expert demonstrates via interviews with world-class speakers, professional performers and CEOs atop their field, the secret lies in developing simple habits that can transform your communication skills, the quality of your relationships and your impact in the world.

Effective speaking, listening, and understanding skills. How to be Heard includes never-before-seen exercises to develop your communication skills that are as effective at home as in the boardroom or conference call. Julian Treasure offers an inspiring vision for a world of effective speaking, listening and understanding.

Secrets of communication skills and tips discussed in How to be Heard include:

  • How to make sound work for you
  • Why listening matters
  • The four cornerstones of powerful speaking and listening
  • How to avoid the seven deadly sins of speaking and listening
  • How to listen and why we don’t
  • The power of your vocal toolbox and tricks of great speakers
  • Exercises and methods to achieve clarity, precision and impact
  • How to deliver a great talk.

If you have read books like Talk Like TED, Simply Said, or Just Listen; you will want to read Julian Treasure's How to be Heard.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781633536715
Publisher: Mango Media
Publication date: 11/07/2017
Pages: 308
Sales rank: 469,069
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Julian Treasure is a sought-after and top-rated international speaker. Collectively his five TED talks on various aspects of sound and communication have been viewed more than 50 million times. His talk How To Speak So That People Want To Listen is in the rare group that has over 20 million views on TED.com alone, placing it in the top 10 TED talks of all time.

Julian's first book Sound Business is the seminal work on creating intentional, effective business sound, now in its second edition and also published in Japanese. His second book, How To Be Heard, is a practical guide to improving the vital personal communication skills of speaking and listening. The book includes many simple exercises; interviews with experts; and potent, transformational concepts gleaned from 30 years' experience as a speaker with a passion for listening.

Julian has been widely featured as a sound and communication expert in the world's media, including TIME Magazine; The Economist; The Times; and many international TV and radio stations and podcasts. Julian is a Liveryman of the Worshipful Company of Marketors, a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts and a long-time musician, remembering with affection his two 1981 BBC John Peel sessions (the bands were Transmitters and Missing Presumed Dead). He lives in Orkney, Scotland with Jane and their daughter Holly.

Table of Contents

The Outline



• Sound affects us all: how to make it work for you and improve your



wellbeing, effectiveness and happiness. Why listening maSers. How listening



and speaking affect one another (we always speak into a listening).



• The seven deadly sins of speaking and listening, and how to avoid them; the



four cornerstones of powerful speaking and listening (HAIL).



• How to listen and why we don’t. Your listening filters, and how to use them.



Five simple exercises to achieve conscious listening. Tips from great listeners.



Inner listening.



• Your voice: the instrument we all play, and how to play it beautifully. The



power of your vocal toolbox and how to build your speaking power; tricks of



great speakers; simple exercises and practices to develop your voice.



• Saying what you mean: how to plan and structure content so you always hit



the bullseye. Clean language. Secrets of rhetoric; great speeches unpacked; exercises and methods to achieve clarity,



precision and impact. Five danger words to avoid.



• Stagecraft: how to deliver a great talk. Practice, preparation, tools and aids,



common mistakes and how to avoid them, stage presence - how to act and



talk like a top professional speaker and win over any audience. The five most



common errors and how to avoid them.

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