In a recent TED Talks event, a speaker Julian Treasure talked about the importance of speaking powerfully. He says, “Many times we speak, but the other person isn’t listening. How can we speak more powerfully to make sure we’re being heard?” At CapreLife Global, we want all our representatives to communicate effectively. “Being able to come through with the right type of communication can land you clients and customers, which will enable you to do your task more efficiently,” says Lisa Capre, managing director of CapreLife Global. Julian Treasure says there area number of habits that make you less heard. These conversation killers is what make people hard to listen to: gossiping, judging, negativity, excuses and complaining. These are some of the methods of speaking that you need to stay away from. It can be hard to avoid these types of conversation methods, but there are many ways to make sure you are not losing your listener.
Treasure says “There are four imperative foundations to stand on to make our speak powerful and change the world. And that comes from the word HAIL.” HAIL stands for honesty, authenticity, integrity and love. “The important idea behind these things is that it allows you to be clear and transparent in what you’re trying to convey. When you’re able to be straightforward but still present it with a type of clearness is establishes trust and the audience wants to listen,” notes Lisa Capre of CapreLife Global. Some methods that Treasure mentions to help accommodate HAIL is by instruments such as, Register. He says, “If you want weight, you need to go down here to chest… We vote for politicians with lower voices; it’s true because we associate depth with power and authority. That’s register.” Another one is Timbre, “This is the way your voice feels. Research shows that we prefer voices that are rich, smooth, warm, like hot chocolate.” says Treasure. Finally, one of the others is called Pace and Pitch. Treasure says this is explained by “I can get very excited by saying something really quickly, or I can slow right down to emphasize…. Of course, pitch often goes along with pace to indicate arousal.”
“These are the perfect tools for individuals that are trying to better their speaking and be heard well by listeners. Our business partners work hard on maintaining their communication skills. It’s essential because most of what we do is speaking. But we want to make sure we’re being heard,” says Lisa Capre of CapreLife Global. HAIL is perfect when complemented with instruments such as register, timbre, pace and pitch. These things together will help you to be a better speaker. It’ll help you establish your words clearer, and the results will show once these have been thoroughly implemented. This TED Talks has given us extra trips as business leaders to make sure we’re being heard. We highly recommend watching it for some valuable information!