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Your Voice

Updated 07/15/2017
   While your mind is certainly heavily engaged in an
   interview, the next most critical part is your mouth.
   Not saying something stupid is a high priority. Yet
   how you use your voice to communicate is perhaps
   of even greater importance.  The articles below are
   to help you build the knowledge and skills needed.

   4 Ways Sounds Affects Us  |  TED Video [5:46], Julian Treasure                                                                      09/00/2009
    Playing sound effects both pleasant and awful, Julian Treasure shows how sound
    affects us in four significant ways. Listen carefully for a shocking fact about noisy
    open-plan offices. (Recommended viewing fo several benefits to your skills).

   5 Ways to Listen Better  |  Ted Video [7:50], Julian Treasure                                                                         07/00/2011
    In our louder and louder world, says sound expert Julian Treasure, "We are losing
    our listening." In this short, fascinating talk, Treasure shares five ways to re-tune
    your ears for conscious listening -- to other people and the world around you.

    How to Speak So That People WANT to Listen  |  TED Video [9:58], Julian Treasure                      06/00/2013
    Have you ever felt like you're talking, but nobody is listening? Here's Julian Treasure
    to help. In this useful talk, the sound expert demonstrates the how-to's of powerful
    speaking — from some handy vocal exercises to tips on how to speak with empathy.
    A talk that might help the world sound more beautiful.

   Watch Your Tone:
   How the Sound of Your Voice Might Get You a Job  |  Ivy Exec, 
    Body language, inflection, eye contact—everything we do gives our listener information
    about us whether we like it or not. But while we try to control all of these variables, there
    is one that most of us have not previously considered: the actual sound of our voice.
    According to a new study out from the University of Stirling, how high or low we pitch our
    tone might give subtle clues to how powerful we feel we are in any given interaction.
    And, in a job interview, that information can make or break us.