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Julian Treasure: Five-time TED speaker, founder of The Sound Agency and author of How to be Heard and Sound Business.
We teach our children how to read and write, but not how to speak and listen. Listening is untaught and usually unpractised. Our amazing human voice is marginalised as we communicate more and more through text, not spoken word. Julian’s vision is to transform the world by inspiring people to listen consciously and speak powerfully.
Listening is the doorway to understanding. It is crucial for the survival of democracy and civil society, which rely on enlightened disagreement. Powerful speaking liberates us to make a difference and be known for who we are.
Julian Treasure is a sound and communication expert. He regularly gives top-rated international keynote speeches and workshops about speaking and listening. Julian’s company The Sound Agency has been helping global brands to listen to create healthier sound for over a decade.
Julian’s five (yes five) TED talks on various aspects of sound and communication have been viewed more than 50 million times. His latest talk, How To Speak So That People Want To Listen, is in the top 10 TED talks of all time.
Julian’s first book, Sound Business, is the seminal work on creating effective business sound, now in its second edition and also published in Japanese. It reflects on his work with The Sound Agency, which proves that good sound is good business and has pioneered the use of generative soundscapes instead of mindless music in spaces like airports, shopping malls and offices.
His second book, How To Be Heard: Secrets for Powerful Speaking and Listening, is a practical guide to improving personal speaking and listening skills, which have been eroded by our ocular culture – including our obsession with keyboards and screens. The book includes many simple exercises; interviews with experts; and potent, transformational concepts gleaned from 30 years’ experience as a speaker with a passion for listening.
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