How to speak so that people want to listen
Have you ever felt like you’re talking, but nobody is listening? In this transformational talk, Julian demonstrates the how-to’s of powerful speaking — from some handy vocal exercises to tips on how to speak with empathy. Plus, this ve-time TED speaker can include a masterclass in public speaking and effective presentations.
Conscious listening in a fast-paced world
We are losing our listening: The amount of time we spend listening has halved in the last century. As a result, companies and institutions are losing billions of dollars annually through ineffective communication - and our relationships and health are also suffering. Julian shares practical ways to re-tune your ears and improve everything from the effectiveness of your company meetings to your personal relationships.
Julian demonstrates how companies can use sound to increase sales and brand asset value. As founder of one of the world’s leading audio branding companies, Julian uses case studies to reveal the most damaging sonic mistakes and showcase the enormous potential of sound in business.
The four ways sound affects us
Julian aims to transform your relationship with sound and the senses. He demonstrates how sound affects everything from our heartrate, to our hormones, to our behaviour, and reveals how we can improve the sound around us for healthier, happier lives.
Designing with our ears
Did you know that noise can degrade productivity by up to 66%? Julian explores the hidden “aural architecture” of of ces, hospitals and schools. He reveals common mistakes and practical solutions to achieve happiness, wellbeing and productivity in the build environment.
Why Book Julian Treasure?
Julian Treasure is a sound and communication expert, author and international keynote speaker. Collectively his five TED talks on various aspects of sound and communication have been viewed more than 80 million times; How To Speak So That People Want To Listen is in the top 10 TED talks of all time.
Julian's first book, Sound Business, is the seminal work on creating effective business sound. His audio branding company The Sound Agency works with major brands worldwide proving that good sound is good business and pioneering the use of generative soundscapes instead of mindless music in spaces like airports, shopping malls and offices.
His second book, How To Be Heard: Secrets for Powerful Speaking and Listening, is a practical guide to improving the vital personal communication skills of listening and speaking (both public and private), which have been eroded by our ocular culture, including our obsession with screens. 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. He 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.