Want to sound like a leader? Start by saying your name right | Laura Sicola | TEDxPenn

Want to sound like a leader? Start by saying your name right | Laura Sicola | TEDxPenn

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How do we sound credible? Dr. Sicola (http://vocalimpactproductions.com/about/) shows how your vocal delivery influences how your message is received, and how to use it to your advantage.

Watch Laura Sicola’s talk to learn how to hone your “vocal executive presence” and make your desired vocal impact!

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20 replies
  1. Ben Roberts
    Ben Roberts says:

    Why base anything off of a majority who value eye contact and attitude over content? Thisidea of charisma over value, message, and real worth is absurd. Somebody should make a counter video asking why we value and follow fake ass leaders, and the answer is because we're fooled by their charisma.

  2. KendrixTermina
    KendrixTermina says:

    People's intonation patters and body language have individual differences tho, so, while right delivery might be an important tool if you want to get a better job or more grant mney right now today, I feel that what we should really be working toward is to make a conscious effort to stop judging people over this stuff and actually listen to what they are saying.

    I mean she’s basically saying, “Don’t sound fake but sound fake.” Convincing fake. Personalized Fake. Idc.

    Con artists, liars and other banes on society learn to fake confident or sincere speech & fool us all because we judge by such shallow superficialities instead of using logic and critical thinking:

    Thats why things like these happen:

    Con man: Buy this product!

    People: He sounds so thrustworthy & flattering <3

    Hitler: No more rights for Jews

    Mob: He sounds so passionate and devoted to the people <3

    Religious Nut: you are all shameful and dirty

    Mob: He sounds so warm & Caring<3

    Trump: Throw out the mexicans, also, no more healthcare for you

    Mob: Such a tough, strong leader <3

    Meanwhile this also happens:

    Person who is shy or anxious: A good point

    Mob: Weak

    Person who is quiet and considerate: A good point

    Mob: talks over them

    Person who does not use much intonation or nonverbal cues: A good point

    Mob: Cold, unemotional, no presence, creepy, boring

    Person who is emotional, probably for very good reason: A good point

    Mob: Bitchy, whiny, angry etc.

    It’s bad enough if you sound one of the above ways because of your personality and have to suffer being told that your perfectly sincere speech is somehow wrong. But what if someone can’t help it very much because they are mentally ill or neurodivergent?

    We should be empathetic, understanding toward the failings of human nature and keep them in mind, but we should NEVER EVER just surrender to them, especially when it is so hard to distinguish hardwired stuff from social convention.

    Consider the highly different ideas that western & japanese audiences have of what a “villain voice” should be like. Can either of them be said to be objectively correct?

  3. Ronxano Cukaj
    Ronxano Cukaj says:

    miaOooo is greatt name i will choice if under preasure.?i like a mexican porter with 6 finger they say….?better obi one…?

  4. Meg Lee Chin
    Meg Lee Chin says:

    Groan…Yes that's what we really need is a world with even more leaders. America is already full to the brim with dominant, overbearing, manipulative people. Why are you teaching people to pretend to be unnatural and something other than they are? Why the obsession with being a "leader"? BTW psychopaths are expert at these sorts of illusionary techniques.

  5. Soap McTavish
    Soap McTavish says:

    All these overrehearsed behaviors make me sick, and wary, of the deficiencies these behaviors are trying to overcome.


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