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[Video] The simple tricks to get people to listen to you

by Karina Reyes

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    It's something you do every day, yet may not have the right skills for: Speaking. While we are prone to believe that speaking in front of 200 people is a very different matter than speaking to someone one-on-one, it all really boils down to the same thing: how people perceive you, and do they listen.

    Whether one person or those 200, you can get people to listen to you simply by learning some tricks, or facets of speech, that make people want to listen.

    Julian Treasury, chair of Sound Agency, international speaker and expert in communications, compiled a list of the things to avoid and the things to integrate into our daily speech.

    First, the seven deadly sins: avoid these off-putting traits. They only function to make people feel uncomfortable and unwilling to listen to you:

    1. Gossip
    2. Judging
    3. Negativity
    4. Complaining
    5. Excuses
    6. Exaggeration 
    7. Dogmatism


    DO strive to incorporate these 4 traits into your speech:

    1. Honesty - Be clear and straightforward
    2. Authenticity - Be yourself
    3. Integrity - Be your word or truth
    4. Love - Wish people well

    With these 11 things embedded into your speech, your chances of getting people to listen to you increase exponentially. To find out the last two traits, watch Treasury's clip below!




    Karina Reyes

    Karina Reyes

    Karina completed both her Bachelor of Arts in Studio art and Bachelor of Arts in English Writing & Rhetoric from St. Edward's University in Austin, Texas. She then went on to enroll in Houston Baptist University's Master's in Secondary Curriculum & Instruction program, where she earned her Texas Teacher's certification for English 9-12. Her role as an editor for a weekly newspaper, and six years of experience as a teacher combine to give her a thorough knowledge of curriculum, course development and best practices in content mastery.


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