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.
Notes:Julian Treasure shares ideas on how to use your voice effectively, so that you are heard (for the right reasons.)
There's an astronaut saying: In space, "there is no problem so bad that you can't make it worse." So how do you deal with the complexity, the sheer pressure, of dealing with dangerous and scary situations?
Notes:Notice how the astronaut Commander Chris Hadfield uses everyday language to explain an out of this world experience. He also uses unexpected humour, changes in voice (particularly pace), video and his own physicality to engage with his audience.
A whirlwind of energy and ideas, Stephen Ritz is a teacher in New York's tough South Bronx, where he and his kids grow lush gardens for food, greenery -- and jobs. Just try to keep up with this New York treasure as he spins through the many, many ways there are to grow hope in a neighborhood many have written off, or in your own.
Notes:Stephen Ritz uses his own passion and emotion to grab the attention of the audience. This speech is unsophisticated, unscripted and uncontrolled – and is all the better for it!
Malala Yousafzai, a teenage advocate for children's education, said she was proud to represent her country of Pakistan as the youngest winner of the Nobel Peace Prize. Watch an excerpt of her speech on Dec. 10, 2014. Read more: http://www.pbs.org/newshour/rundown/malala-yousafzai-and-kailash-satyarthi-honor-forgotten-children/
Notes:Malala Yousafzai uses personal stories, repetition, humour and dynamic voice techniques to inspire and communicate. The full speech can be found here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MOqIotJrFVM