Here at Dog and Pony Show, we are continually learning and engaging with the art of presentations. To expand our presentations techniques, we like to analyze selected TED Talks that inspire us in both content and delivery.
The speaker that we are focusing on this week is Julian Treasure. Treasure is a sound consultant, and is on the chair of the Sound Agency, a firm that advises worldwide businesses -- offices, retailers, airports -- on how to design sound in their physical spaces and communication (TED Talk). The TED Talk website describes Treasure's mission as a focus on sounds that surround us. How do they make us feel: productive, stressed, energized, acquisitive? Treasure is the author of the book Sound Business, a manual for effective sound use in every aspect of business. His most recent book, How to be Heard: Secrets for Powerful Speaking and Listening, based on his TED Talk, offers practical exercises to improve communication skills and an inspiring vision for a sonorous world of effective speaking, conscious listening and understanding. He speaks globally on this topic.
His TED Talk that we will be analyzing is "How to speak so that people want to listen". Treasure breaks down what it takes to be an effective and engaging speaker.
Key Arguments: -Treasure's '7 Deadly Sins of Conversation'
-Treasure's '4 Positive Communication Skills'
-Tools in speech patterns
The target audience for this TED Talk is anyone who has ever presented or been presented to. Treasure provides specific insight into the science of presenting and speaking. It is valuable for anyone looking to enhance and improve their speaking abilities. Check out Treasure's TED Talk here!