How to Speak so People Want to Listen

I haven’t posted a TED talk in awhile, but I was interested in this one, in part because of how I make my living and also because my spouse and I will be doing a session at this year’s IAFN conference on being an effective public speaker (p. 19: The Art and Science (and Law) of Public Speaking). While I didn’t find the vocal exercises section at the end to be all that useful for my purposes, I found his breakdown about the mechanics of effective speaking to really resonate: