Speak so people will listen

I came across this TED talk, about the power of speaking. It’s short and great for teachers, since our voices are the most important tool we have.

  • Seven deadly sins of speaking: gossip, judging, negativity, complaining, excuses, exaggeration, dogmatism.
  • Speak so people will want to listen: Honesty, Authenticity, Integrity, Love
  • Ways to improve your speaking: prosody (sing-song), pace, pitch, silence, volume, register, timbre.