Have you ever had the impression that no one is paying attention as you speak? The human voice is probably the most powerful sound in the world. The world would be a better place if more people knew how to use it correctly, correctly pinpoints Julian Treasure, sound and communication expert, in a life-changing TED speech.
uman connection is the goal of communication. One of the most beneficial life skills is the ability to speak well. One of the most crucial elements of effective communication is listening. The majority of individuals frequently listen with the intention of responding rather than understanding. To truly comprehend someone, one must listen with the intention of understanding both academically and emotionally.
By reflecting their feelings and repeating what they said back to you, you can be confident that you have understood. You aid them in organising their own ideas and feelings by doing this. Genuinely open and trustworthy conversation can result from this kind of listening.
When it comes to shipping industry, public speaking skills are valuable for professionals in the shipping industry to effectively communicate with various stakeholders, address crises, advocate for industry interests, and shape public perception. Furthermore,
In the following video, Julian Treasure, the ‘’sound expert demonstrates’’ some useful vocal exercises and shares tips on how to speak with empathy and, he offers his vision for a sonorous world of listening and understanding.
In his talk, Julian Treasure highlights four critical components of effective speech (HAIL):
- Honesty – being true in what you say, being straight and clear
- Authenticity – just being yourself. ‘’A friend of mine described it as standing in your own truth, which I think is a lovely way to put it.’’ – Julian Treasure says.
- Integrity – being your word,actually doing what you say, and being somebody people can trust.
- Love – ‘’I don’t mean romantic love, but I do mean wishing people well, for two reasons’’, he says
These four elements can help individuals drive conversations in ways that are meaningful and thoughtful, but they are most powerful when applied together.
’First of all, I think absolute honesty may not be what we want. I mean, my goodness, you look ugly this morning. Perhaps that’s not necessary. Tempered with love, of course, honesty is a great thing. But also, if you’re really wishing somebody well, it’s very hard to judge them at the same time. I’m not even sure you can do those two things simultaneously. So ‘Hail’.’
— Julian Treasure
5 Basic tips for public speaking
Improving your public speaking skills can boost your confidence and effectiveness when addressing an audience. There are many tips for a powerful public speaking:
Preparation is an important step even for the most seasoned public speaker. Give a mock presentation of your speech in advance, so you can determine if you’ve organized the information cohesively and clearly.
#3 Have a positive mindset
Maintaining a positive mindset is crucial for successful public speaking. A positive mindset can help you manage nervousness, connect with your audience, and deliver your message with confidence and impact.
#4 Start with a story
Stories capture the audience’s attention and engage them emotionally. People are naturally drawn to narratives, and they become more invested in your speech when you tell a story.
#5 Ask for feedback
For a powerful public speaking, it’s very important to ask for feedback. This constructive criticism could include specific examples that you can use to improve for future presentations.
Keep in mind: Not all the occasions when you need to speak in public will be scheduled. You can make good speeches by having ideas and mini-speeches pre-prepared.