Summary of How to Speak So That People Want to Listen

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To paraphrase ’80s girl band Bananarama: It is what you say, and it is also the way that you say it. That’s what gets results.


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From declarations of love to proclamations of war, the power of speech is undeniable. Yet poor speakers may find their words fall on deaf ears. If you can relate to that shortcoming, don’t despair. According to acoustic expert Julian Treasure, with practice and guidance, you can improve your addresses. getAbstract recommends Treasure’s brief, effective lecture to all who want to deliver outstanding orations.

In this summary, you will learn

  • What “seven sins of speaking” to avoid
  • How to improve your presentation skills
  • How to use the tools in your vocal toolbox


The human voice holds immense potential to effect change in the world. Yet many people find their voices go unheard in a world of noise. Take charge through manipulation of content and vocal mechanics that make speech powerful and engaging. Avoid the
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About the Speaker

Sound consultant Julian Treasure is chairman of the Sound Agency, which advises businesses and individuals on the importance of environmental acoustics.

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    Agustin Esquivel 7 months ago
    Concise and relateable
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    Heather Hutchens 1 year ago
    “There’s nothing wrong with a bit of silence in a talk.”
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    Talal Bin Shaflout 2 years ago
    Great and rich information 

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