How to Speak So That People Want to Listen [9:58]


This video cover the seven biggest mistakes we can make when trying to get people to listen to us, as well a list of solid lessons in voice coaching.  Gossiping, judging, negativity, complaining, excuses, lying, and dogmatism immediately turn most people off and should be avoided if we want others to want to listen to what we have to say.  The presenter instead recommends HAIL, or honesty, authenticity, integrity, and love. The latter half of the video discusses voice coaching, specifically register, timbre, prosody, pace, silence, and pitch.

Discussion Questions

  • What would you say sums up the seven mistakes people make in communication?  What do they all have in common?
  • What is HAIL in your own words?  Why does this create better communication?
  • Should how we present ourselves matter?  Should we worry about it?  Or should it just be about the content of our what we’re saying?
  • Try practicing some of the voice coaching tips and tricks he mentions.

Keywords: motivation, communication, persuasion, politics, rhetoric, debate, presentation,


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