Do you often feel ignored when you say something?
Maybe you speak up in a group but no one pays attention. Then someone interrupts over you and instantly has the spotlight.
Or it seems everyone is always speaking over each other; their ideas get noticed but when you try…nothing.
Plenty of my readers have mentioned this problem. And in the TED talk titled “How to Speak So People Want to Listen,” Julian Treasure gives great tips to stop being ignored. Julian is an expert on sound and speech so he’s someone to listen to in this area.
I’ve included the talk below and summarized his main points. But I’ve also included insights of my own on ways to be heard and respected in more casual settings.