Published on Jun 4, 2014
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How do we sound credible? Dr. Sicola shows how your vocal delivery influences how your message is received, and how to use it to your advantage.
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COMMENTS • 1,256
Tom Paul2 years ago
I couldn’t take my mind off the woman dying in the audience. Is she ok? She coughed like 50 times!
WalterLiddy2 years ago
You know what people really need a lesson in? Telling you their phone number. Everyone seems to assume that because it’s familiar to them, it’s somehow also familiar to the person they’re giving it to. They slur, speed through it, and generally it is next to impossible to catch the whole number. Just because you’re reciting something boring is no reason to rush it. SLOW THE FUCK DOWN when you’re giving me your number. Ok? Got it? Good.
Zayashuku2 years ago
Content starts at 8:08
I wish she had gone on more about sentence tonality and more examples versus the negative things we do in sentence building……
Eric M1 year ago
she gives a decent talk but her jokes fell flat as shit. rough crowd: you can see where she left pause to let laughter fill in her talk, which just became awkward, silent fragment starters
Tiege Hanley1 year ago
she aint skippin arm day
Jakob Lawrence7 months ago
To save you 15 minutes: pronounce your first name with a higher pitch and last name with a lower pitch.
Oseburuwachukwu Abumchukwu Ezekwesili10 months ago
My name is hard to say like that.
ByAnyOtherName0911 year ago
People need to stop sounding like leaders and instead start behaving like leaders.
WalterLiddy2 years ago
She. very. carefully. enunciates. every. word., which I guess is good form but it sounds unnatural, not authoritative. It’s too self-conscious. Her sentences sound like strings of words rather than flowing like a unit. I begin to lose focus on what point she’s making because my attention is drawn so sharply to the individual words – I’m losing the forest for the trees.
Usama Raed2 years ago
She has a strong personality and delievered a very useful topic so stop making unnecessary notes about how she looks like.
jackal591 year ago
She sounds like the kind of seagull manager* who made me involuntarily clench up and go hide in my cube whenever she was on-site.
* Seagull manager: flies in, squawks noisily, shits all over everything, flies out.
Jan Jorissen1 year ago
the 90 degree arm position seems so stressful
georg wachberg1 year ago
i don’t like leaders who sound like leaders. i like leaders who sound like … humans. i prefer the leader who talks to his nephew in the same way he talks to me, if he sounds true and honest with his nephew.
reinux1 year ago
Dunno, she doesn’t sound very natural to me, to be honest. She sounds choppy and calculated.
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MDMA4LIFE1 year ago
Hillary should watch this, it might help her. Then again it’s really hard to program a robot.
Chris O’Rourke2 years ago
Let’s learn how to control others being classist and inauthentic!
StartabandRoxy2 years ago
I’ve thumbed this up just because she spoke out properly against the question intonation/up-speak rubbish.
Eduardo Posadas1 year ago (edited)
Long story short: min 8:20 to 8:43. Welcome.
Indii Bleu1 year ago
So many insecure cis-men in the comment section….
Sirik Lohpwea2 years ago
Will you buy a book called ‘How to be a millionaire’ written by a non millionaire writer?
So, then why should i buy ‘How to sound like a leader’ from someone who is not a leader? Really, these self-development guys are irritating. Why doesn’t she give us some tips about gymming? More than corporate, she looked like a regular gym goer, which is good.