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

  • Published: 27 June 2014
  • Have you ever felt like you're talking, but nobody is listening? Here's Julian Treasure to help you fix that. As the sound expert demonstrates some useful vocal exercises and shares tips on how to speak with empathy, he offers his vision for a sonorous world of listening and understanding.

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  • Cymon Evo
    Cymon Evo  4 hours back

    Starting from 8:15, all audience look like a fool robot lol XD

    • Austin McCue
      Austin McCue  4 hours back

      He took control of the crowd with his voice

      • mike4ty4
        mike4ty4  2 days back

        The problem is, from the _listening_ end, what is an "excuse" and what is a call to empathy? When does dismissal based on the _thought_ that what you're hearing is "excuses", become cover for a lack of empathy?

          KITA BISA CHANEL  2 days back

          inspiratif and very usefull

          • Joe Kelly
            Joe Kelly  3 days back

            brrrrrrrr underwater now !

            • dawn rettew
              dawn rettew  4 days back

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              • Jhonaida Bilal
                Jhonaida Bilal  4 days back

                Honestly, I find it hard to stay away from gossip, whether it's listening or doing it myself. I'm not proud of it, I try to stay away from it but when I socialize, I can't help it especially it's something common to do when I am with other people and I can't just stay alone all the time.

                • Jackson Kelley
                  Jackson Kelley  5 days back

                  Speaking with demonstration is also pretty handy

                  • Julian Dominic Tamaray

                    May panot may panot, panot, notpa

                    • battlefield fan
                      battlefield fan  5 days back

                      I bet people don’t want to listen my comment.

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                        sara tizra  5 days back

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                        • Chris Consultant
                          Chris Consultant  6 days back

                          Amazing technique from Mr. shinny...

                          • memes_are_dreamz45 dank memes

                            It looks like he spray painted his face gold

                            • Quantum Management Guru

                              Meditation work only 1% in entire life scenerio

                              • SILVINO ESTEBAN
                                SILVINO ESTEBAN  6 days back

                                Es bueno encontrar, alguien quien se expresa, piensa y actúa igual que yo

                                • Krishna Kumar
                                  Krishna Kumar  6 days back

                                  Beep: irony alert!

                                  • Garvit Angnani
                                    Garvit Angnani  6 days back

                                    Could vocal warm up be the cure for minor mumbling while delivering a speech?

                                    • Francis Maxino
                                      Francis Maxino  6 days back

                                      You can wish someone well and be judgemental, judgements can be positive, like 'You look pretty today', this is a judgement.

                                      • Slurpy Dup
                                        Slurpy Dup  7 days back

                                        ok boomer

                                        • Nikki C. Roccafella
                                          Nikki C. Roccafella  7 days back

                                          I don’t know what he talked about because I was focused on his cool glossy head

                                          • Nikki C. Roccafella
                                            Nikki C. Roccafella  3 days back

                                            Andrew Weiss I was just kidding. I actually did learn quite a bit.

                                          • Andrew Weiss
                                            Andrew Weiss  7 days back

                                            You really didn't get any insights?

                                        • Emperor Qin
                                          Emperor Qin  1 weeks back

                                          Over 24 million views, damn!

                                          • Soli ProdigalCreators
                                            Soli ProdigalCreators  1 weeks back


                                            • Mody Ayman
                                              Mody Ayman  1 weeks back

                                              Now i know who is the voice coach of Thomas Shelby

                                              • Ishu Mishra
                                                Ishu Mishra  1 weeks back

                                                1 men is sleeping 🤣😃

                                                • Sadaf Naz
                                                  Sadaf Naz  1 weeks back


                                                  • Positive Side
                                                    Positive Side  1 weeks back


                                                    • Frank Blackcrow
                                                      Frank Blackcrow  1 weeks back

                                                      Need another video.. how to tell if people are listening to what your saying.. and not just clicking on a random video..some people look like they want to listen.. but really just want you to stop talking.. and will agree with you.. that you think they wanted to listen, is in your own imagination.. just like me.. not watching this video.

                                                      • Frank Blackcrow
                                                        Frank Blackcrow  1 weeks back

                                                        The real problem with making sense to other people is.. you tend to piss them off on how ignorant they are, about how you just made sense.. and that they really are as ignorant as they think they are.. surprises them.. to be even more pissed, with how you made sense to them... memory loops and they crash.

                                                        • Canterbury-Forge
                                                          Canterbury-Forge  1 weeks back

                                                          His shiny chrome dome is a snipers dream.

                                                          • Zeki Cosgun
                                                            Zeki Cosgun  1 weeks back

                                                            Öyle bir yerde yaşıyorum ki ahhh ahh eşek hoş laftan ne anlar demekten başka bir şey diyemiyorum be hocam...

                                                            • ila
                                                              ila  2 weeks back

                                                              He's amazing.

                                                              • Andrew Weiss
                                                                Andrew Weiss  7 days back

                                                                @ila Well I actually specialize in helping people speak like that if that's something you'd like to improve on! And I'm actually hosting Julian as a guest speaker in my mastermind next week if you want to hear from him directly. Send me an email to and let me know which you'd prefer!

                                                              • ila
                                                                ila  7 days back

                                                                @Andrew WeissI like most when he purposely lower his voice... When he speak, he did it with confidence. Wish I could speak like that.

                                                              • Andrew Weiss
                                                                Andrew Weiss  7 days back

                                                                What did you like most about the content? :)

                                                            • reuven segal
                                                              reuven segal  2 weeks back

                                                              This speech should be taught in all the schools and universities!

                                                              • reuven segal
                                                                reuven segal  5 days back

                                                                Andrew Weiss wow! Sure! Thanks a lot, dear Andrew!
                                                                I couldn’t find your email, sorry.

                                                              • Andrew Weiss
                                                                Andrew Weiss  6 days back

                                                                @reuven segal well I'm actually hosting him as a guest speaker for my mastermind next week if you'd like to join and sit in on the call! If that interests you send me an email through my account :)

                                                              • reuven segal
                                                                reuven segal  6 days back

                                                                Andrew Weiss unfortunately, I don’t. But would like to. :)

                                                              • Andrew Weiss
                                                                Andrew Weiss  6 days back

                                                                @reuven segal Do you follow any of his other content?

                                                              • reuven segal
                                                                reuven segal  7 days back

                                                                Andrew Weiss the whole speech. Very useful. :)

                                                            • Janet Åkerlund
                                                              Janet Åkerlund  2 weeks back

                                                              I have noticed all people will listen to me when I gossip. Even people I do not know. 😂🤣

                                                              • Andrew Weiss
                                                                Andrew Weiss  7 days back

                                                                I don't know if that's a good thing or bad thing haha

                                                            • Angel Leroux
                                                              Angel Leroux  2 weeks back

                                                              Sounds like my boss

                                                            • Crazy Buddha Radio 2.0
                                                              Crazy Buddha Radio 2.0  2 weeks back

                                                              great! love it! thx!

                                                            • Crazy Buddha Radio 2.0
                                                              Crazy Buddha Radio 2.0  2 weeks back

                                                              great! love it! thx!

                                                              • Carlos
                                                                Carlos  2 weeks back

                                                                The comments are better than the video. That's why I let my dislike. Thanks, that was my TED Talk

                                                                • Priceless Earth
                                                                  Priceless Earth  2 weeks back

                                                                  I made it to about two minutes😂

                                                                  • Sam Spade
                                                                    Sam Spade  2 weeks back

                                                                    What about "have something interesting to say." Otherwise it is just decorating a dead body.

                                                                    • Dooday
                                                                      Dooday  2 weeks back

                                                                      '' hail'' hmm i know this word it goes like "hail hitl..." oh wait !

                                                                      • الزهراء عمر
                                                                        الزهراء عمر  2 weeks back


                                                                        • Andrew Weiss
                                                                          Andrew Weiss  5 days back

                                                                          @الزهراء عمر It'll be a zoom call. If you send me an e-mail by going to the "about" section in my profile I'll walk you through next steps!

                                                                        • الزهراء عمر
                                                                          الزهراء عمر  6 days back

                                                                          @Andrew Weiss that's sounds good, where it'll be?

                                                                        • Andrew Weiss
                                                                          Andrew Weiss  6 days back

                                                                          @الزهراء عمر Well I 'm actually hosting a mastermind meetup where he is coming on as a guest speaker next week if this is something that'd interest you and you can hear from him firsthand!

                                                                        • الزهراء عمر
                                                                          الزهراء عمر  7 days back

                                                                          @Andrew Weiss no, not yet .

                                                                        • Andrew Weiss
                                                                          Andrew Weiss  7 days back

                                                                          @الزهراء عمر Have you seen all his videos yet as well? :)

                                                                      • Abhishek Singh
                                                                        Abhishek Singh  2 weeks back

                                                                        Human voice and source of distance from electronics gadgets.... Either a tv speaker behind, front or side but what about speakers of mobiles..... Generally headphones soooooo near source

                                                                        Oh blam through off..... Languages...???..applicable on any language.... gossip/wispering so close to ears due to headphones

                                                                        • euphoria156
                                                                          euphoria156  2 weeks back

                                                                          How about just saying the TRUTH? Which DOES include Gossiping, Judging etc. How abt emphasizing that ppl who ONLY tak positive are Pretentious Liars and are NOT Truthful. Like this man- Julian Treasure could be one of them. I am sick of those "Wanna be a Good Human Hypocrites" !! Just be Truthful <3

                                                                          • Daniel
                                                                            Daniel  2 weeks back

                                                                            7 things to avoid in order to be a good system cuck.

                                                                            • Persian Amazon
                                                                              Persian Amazon  2 weeks back

                                                                              This talk is about “ how to be a boring fake phoney British guy”

                                                                              • Breno Reis
                                                                                Breno Reis  2 weeks back

                                                                                The voice is really a powerful instrument, it is always good to learn and review a little more about communication and vocal techniques. Although the speech of the video is well systematized and easy to understand, the systematization also caused me a little monotony, but the examples were great and broke this mood, were the best part as well as the vocal exercise with the audience, I confess that I followed from home. Finally, I propagate your conviction that the idea of ​​understanding deserves to be spread.

                                                                                • Andrew Weiss
                                                                                  Andrew Weiss  7 days back

                                                                                  Great feedback! Have you seen his other videos as well?

                                                                              • Shah
                                                                                Shah  2 weeks back

                                                                                I tell you how SCREAM WHEN YOU SPEAK AAAAAAAAAAA🤫🤫

                                                                                • mello wello
                                                                                  mello wello  2 weeks back

                                                                                  I find that in some culture, people end their sentence with a high pitch and sounds like a question. eg. scottish. I might be wrong