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

  • Опубликовано: 5 июн 2014
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    How do we sound credible? Dr. Sicola (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!
    *For more information, check out Vocal Impact Productions
    (vocalimpactproductions.com) and Dr. Sicola's RU-clip
    (ru-clip.com/user/LauraSicola) channel*.
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  • Josbchfjdjdjefina Barajas
    Josbchfjdjdjefina Barajas 2 часа назад

    I speak the truth weather it benefits me or not and that makes an Alien to the selfish mentality society

  • Josbchfjdjdjefina Barajas
    Josbchfjdjdjefina Barajas 2 часа назад

    I am consider a threat according the fake news you watch on TV

  • Josbchfjdjdjefina Barajas
    Josbchfjdjdjefina Barajas 2 часа назад

    I am Jesus and I am able to time travel and that is the truth

  • Josbchfjdjdjefina Barajas
    Josbchfjdjdjefina Barajas 2 часа назад

    I live in Rialto Ca and I believe a true leader speaks the truth to their audience always and if you don't agree then you probably need a liar as a leader

  • Josbchfjdjdjefina Barajas
    Josbchfjdjdjefina Barajas 2 часа назад

    Hi Mi nombre es Jesus Everardo Barajas Gonzalez

  • Josbchfjdjdjefina Barajas
    Josbchfjdjdjefina Barajas 2 часа назад

    Also when you spot a true leader learn how to say his name and that is "Jesus" the real deal

  • Parnavi Singh
    Parnavi Singh День назад

    What's vocal executive presence?

  • Tomek Grochowski
    Tomek Grochowski 2 дня назад

    cough cough cough cough cough cough cough cough cough cough

  • ToMegaMahaPan
    ToMegaMahaPan 5 дней назад

    Amazing amount of professional communicators in these comments...

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    kustom13rods 9 дней назад


  • Beto L
    Beto L 23 дня назад

    For all her talk about delivery, she does a very poor job executing. That's what happens when you put style over substance

  • Simon Reynolds
    Simon Reynolds 24 дня назад

    The first woman to sit in the UK parliament was Nancy Astor, not Margaret Thatcher.

  • Jason Hacker
    Jason Hacker 28 дней назад

    I bet she smashes it at CrossFit

  • Drew Swanson
    Drew Swanson Месяц назад

    I wanted to hear what she had to say, but i couldn't stand listening to her. Not a great public speaker, whichhl is ironic.

  • HarDiMonPetit
    HarDiMonPetit Месяц назад

    Don't want to "sound like a leader"! Want to lead!

  • Water Ski Lake Austin
    Water Ski Lake Austin Месяц назад

    Bravo!well communicated! Thank you!

  • Lila Floyd
    Lila Floyd Месяц назад

    For a Ted Talk on speaking, this lady is not that great an orator. Some of her words choices felt rather misplaced and awkward.

  • Jay DeVeas
    Jay DeVeas Месяц назад

    Great build up, with a close that left me wondering. Huh? Though it does seem that Laura does actually have something of value to share.

  • Wonderboywonderings
    Wonderboywonderings Месяц назад

    "Strategic tonality"

  • José Luis Sosa
    José Luis Sosa Месяц назад

    That belt must go

  • Valerie Mc Phail
    Valerie Mc Phail Месяц назад

    Did we start off with getting our names right? Sicola. Sicilian? In that case it's SEEkola not seeKOLa.

  • Tyrone
    Tyrone Месяц назад

    This was very interesting to hear. I've been introducing myself as such for many years already. I also use a similar approach when saying my cell phone number, especially over a voice mail

  • Duggy Dugg
    Duggy Dugg Месяц назад

    study up on Mel Robbins...she has THE speaking voice ; and presence ; and concrete content

  • Rohit Goswami
    Rohit Goswami Месяц назад

    Welcome sweetheart ..god bless u take care sorry for waiting

  • Patrick
    Patrick Месяц назад

    How to be a real leader instead of just "sound like"?

  • john doe
    john doe Месяц назад

    what if you're not a yes person? or do you know who I am?

  • David Whirled
    David Whirled Месяц назад

    I hadn't even noticed the coughing until I came to the comments to write '' excuse me, did she say snazzy and credibility in the same sentence ?"

  • Mykaya Kelly
    Mykaya Kelly Месяц назад +1

    This talk is very interesting. I learned that by saying your first name going up (like in a higher pitch) and then the last name going down (like in lower pitch). Is the correct way to pronounce your name and that the audience will listen more when you do this.

    • Holly Ortega
      Holly Ortega Месяц назад

      Shut up wired people checking out her arms ... get yourself together and focus on the message she is delivering..geshhh

  • Mark Molloy
    Mark Molloy Месяц назад

    Impossible to take this woman seriously when she says "Margaret Thatcher was the first woman in British parliament".

  • Edgard Cruz
    Edgard Cruz Месяц назад +1

    MY god, this lady coughing at the back

  • Deborah Bloedorn
    Deborah Bloedorn Месяц назад

    Hmmm. At first I thought she sounded like Sophia...giggles. But then she settled into the TEDx Narrative delivery. She's certainly accurate that adjusting for context is important. Unfortunately I find TEDx style monotonous. I have awards for Leadership, Performance, Achievement, etc. I do adjust for context. My background has been in education, marketing & sales. My rule is to be myself and adapt delivery relative to audience which is what she is saying. The rest is non- verbal mirroring and engagement to build rapport. It doesn't matter who you are, a single individual or group. I do the exact same thing every time.

  • GS
    GS 2 месяца назад +1

    The coughing person ... just step out man

  • Swe232Original
    Swe232Original 2 месяца назад

    Laura Sicola has been sleeping in the same bag for so long that she forgot to think about her questionings about being a leader.
    A leader can be fit for an army but a leader is also the one who gathers them.
    It is about the will. Everyone can play darth vader, in the characteristic way of understanding the human playing him/her.
    it is about the time, will, and the sacrifices u make by getting there.
    You are all leaders in a way.

  • anubhavsharmaice
    anubhavsharmaice 2 месяца назад

    fabulous presentation, quite simple but reminded me of some of my lost skills, More power to you Dr. Sicola

  • Dhillon
    Dhillon 2 месяца назад

    She sounds like a robot 🤖

  • Thomas Hadley
    Thomas Hadley 2 месяца назад

    she needs to listen to her own squeaky presentation

  • Chandan Uttam
    Chandan Uttam 2 месяца назад

    I want to leader

  • Amir Jamili
    Amir Jamili 2 месяца назад

    The message points to have better charisma and as we know charisma is one of the most necessary matters that every successful leader should have.

  • Ghoopi Woldburger
    Ghoopi Woldburger 2 месяца назад

    Its sad... what shes saying is true but she literally has a robotic delivery....a put on contrived voice crafted from scratch. Sad

  • Jeannie InaBottle
    Jeannie InaBottle 3 месяца назад +1

    I wish she would’ve addressed vocal fry. Ohhhh how I loathe that sound.

  • Jeannie InaBottle
    Jeannie InaBottle 3 месяца назад

    9:15 Ohhhh yesssss... the infamous uptalk. Thank you for addressing that annoying trend 😖

  • Pablo Orellana
    Pablo Orellana 3 месяца назад

    μια ματιά μέσα 🎡

  • Sonu C
    Sonu C 3 месяца назад

    Freud s law🙄

  • Silk lake
    Silk lake 3 месяца назад

    I liked the prism analogy Laura

  • Bryan Fuller
    Bryan Fuller 3 месяца назад

    Just ask Google what is IQ is

  • Bryan Fuller
    Bryan Fuller 3 месяца назад

    Google's computer IQ is the level of a six-year-old

  • Matt Bailey
    Matt Bailey 3 месяца назад

    This video is going to be *huge*

  • Matt Bailey
    Matt Bailey 3 месяца назад

    I guess she is herself still learning to do what she is trying to teach

  • John Gillin
    John Gillin 3 месяца назад

    Sorry, I did like her voice. It was annoying like Fran Dresher's.

  • Tod McKenna
    Tod McKenna 3 месяца назад

    I stopped after 0:33 and started listening to Lawn Boy instead

  • Chris Beard
    Chris Beard 4 месяца назад

    Great Talk. BTW the First Female member of UK parliament to take her seat in the commons was Viscountess (Nancy) Astor in 1919 6 years before Baroness (Margaret) Thatcher was born. Right about the voice thing though. :)

  • june barathy
    june barathy 4 месяца назад

    Our surname is Barathy, has a thing over the second A....Oh and a de in front that we don't use, how should we say it ? Also he was English, now they say the children must take his Nationality >>>

  • FlecheDeFer
    FlecheDeFer 4 месяца назад

    Always amazed to see how trite remarks become food for thought when said in a TED context...

  • Kathryn94
    Kathryn94 4 месяца назад

    I thought those were the lyrics too (:

  • J Lester
    J Lester 4 месяца назад

    The next time you listen to a TV news anchor/reporter ask yourself how weird it would be, in a normal social setting, if that person talked to you or anyone else the way they talk during their broadcast. Why do they do that? They sound ridiculous.

  • Cray Fishe
    Cray Fishe 5 месяцев назад

    She actually has a doctorate? I'd say she's an actress.

  • Mikefule
    Mikefule 5 месяцев назад

    If her easily checkable general knowledge facts are unreliable, everything else she says in a supposedly factual talk is also unreliable. Margaret Thatcher was not the first woman in British Parliament by a very long way indeed. The first was in 1918, although the first to take her seat did so in 1919. As an example, 14 women were elected to parliament in the same year in 1945. Margaret Thatcher was 1 of 3 women elected to parliament in 1959.

    • Fun Bigly
      Fun Bigly 4 месяца назад

      She might have meant first woman PM, and just fuqqed up. I think most people clicking on these video titles don't care for the incidental factual details anyway, they're more interested in the main take-aways... in this case, "how to _sound_ like a leader" cuz most of them need/want to sound like leaders for some economic reason or other.

  • DiscoCokkroach
    DiscoCokkroach 5 месяцев назад

    I need a TED talk on why people say, "Okay, so..." &, "Basically..." at the start of every sentence.

  • DiscoCokkroach
    DiscoCokkroach 5 месяцев назад

    Shakespeare knew what this talk was talking about. If you say every sound of every word written in one of his scripts and pay attention to metering (mainly iambic pentameter), you don't even have to act; the words will just sound the way that he wanted them to be said and the characters come to life (vocally, anyway).

  • UrbanWindows
    UrbanWindows 5 месяцев назад

    This is so silly. Are you saying that mute people can't lead by example? Tone is important but it's hardly the most important quality of leadership. Leadership can't be broken down into rules it's so much deeper than this.

  • Krishnendranath Mitra
    Krishnendranath Mitra 5 месяцев назад

    What is she trying to say with so much of bla bla bla! Anything important? Does she need to run to somewhere? A leader should never sound like this !!

  • Burton Matterhorn
    Burton Matterhorn 5 месяцев назад

    Amazed I listened to this longer than most any video ha

  • Ess Etoile
    Ess Etoile 6 месяцев назад

    Her delivery is anxiety inducing

  • Ess Etoile
    Ess Etoile 6 месяцев назад

    Her delivery is anxiety inducing

  • Ess Etoile
    Ess Etoile 6 месяцев назад

    Her delivery is anxiety inducing

  • Ess Etoile
    Ess Etoile 6 месяцев назад

    Her delivery is anxiety inducing

  • SATURN 2120
    SATURN 2120 6 месяцев назад +1

    lauRA SIUola

  • QTee
    QTee 6 месяцев назад

    People get pissy when you insist they pronounce your name correctly. I personally cannot stand it and they do it to me all of the time and my name is not a difficult one, however, youd swear it was Tikitikitimbo----

  • laportama
    laportama 6 месяцев назад

    LIKE MOST TED TALKS, it's about appearances; form over substance.

    • laportama
      laportama 6 месяцев назад

      KABUKI == theatre

  • Jacklynn Jackson
    Jacklynn Jackson 6 месяцев назад

    i knew she had too much arm movement, that guy got up and baled

  • David Riddle
    David Riddle 6 месяцев назад

    tell people how to live their life and yours is far from perfect. just be you.

  • Kayla Manahan
    Kayla Manahan 6 месяцев назад

    First off Darth Vader never said "Luke, I am your father." and second I can't believe she didn't mention Morgan Freeman! He is literally the first person who pops into my head when I think about distinct voices.

    • Fun Bigly
      Fun Bigly 4 месяца назад

      Maggie Thatcher wasn't the first woman in British Parliament either

  • Salomon Emurusabe
    Salomon Emurusabe 7 месяцев назад

    i Lov

  • Salomon Emurusabe
    Salomon Emurusabe 7 месяцев назад

    i Love

  • Salomon Emurusabe
    Salomon Emurusabe 7 месяцев назад

    i Love

  • Goodman do only good deed
    Goodman do only good deed 7 месяцев назад

    Yeah, when I was young. I got the dog say goodnight too. LOL

  • Dana May
    Dana May 7 месяцев назад

    I don't want to be a leader anymore.

  • Slim Tony
    Slim Tony 7 месяцев назад

    What do you do when you have a middle name? Or a second last name? Do you just say the middle part in a constantly high pitch? Sounds a bit camp when I do it with my name.

  • Johnson Voltaire
    Johnson Voltaire 7 месяцев назад

    good work

  • C.C. 95
    C.C. 95 7 месяцев назад

    TED = pseudo-intellectual hipster nonsense.

  • David Renwick
    David Renwick 7 месяцев назад

    How about saying your name "correctly?" Oh the irony!

  • Robin DesJardins
    Robin DesJardins 7 месяцев назад

    It also helps to have the sound equipment properly adjusted. I should not have turn my machine's Volume Level up to 80, to hear this speech.

  • Aarik Ford
    Aarik Ford 7 месяцев назад

    This is a wonderful presentation on communicating. I find vocal executive presence to be very insightful. I'm compelled to pay closer attention to people attempting to deceive me using vocal executive presents techniques. To be sincere and to sound sincere are two different things.

  • Aarik Ford
    Aarik Ford 7 месяцев назад

    there are many other factors that come in to play when trying to communicate a point clearly. for instance a person may sound more sincere when speaking to a younger brother then during an interview for an investigation or at a speaking engagement giving a presentation. The pressure of the environment or circumstances when communicating may affect one's ability to sound sincere although the person may in fact be forthcoming and sincere they may not sound honest and sincere.

  • Andrea Cook
    Andrea Cook 7 месяцев назад

    Excellent advice.

  • QueAwkwardNoises
    QueAwkwardNoises 7 месяцев назад

    When she was talking about the funeral director, she sounded a LOT like Caitlin Doughty

  • Dan N
    Dan N 7 месяцев назад


  • Dontoria R
    Dontoria R 7 месяцев назад

    I really enjoyed this Tedtalk

  • dpb4free
    dpb4free 7 месяцев назад

    She doesn't sound like a leader but like an academic at a Ted conference. But clear delivery. Uses her hand's too much like President Trump. These talking/speech/body language experts should do a public debate.

  • SATURN 2120
    SATURN 2120 8 месяцев назад +1


  • Tony A
    Tony A 8 месяцев назад

    Wonder what she looked like when she was younger? Hot, I bet...

  • gazetc
    gazetc 8 месяцев назад +1

    Good presentation. She explained the issues well and gave easily understood solutions.
    I found her engaging to listen to. Later in the presentation, her jokes do get a laugh, once the audience has warmed-up. TBH, I am hopeless at delivering jokes, so I just don't. I really recognise the name mumbling thing both by me and from other people during introductions. Her suggestion on tonal emphasis is something I am going to try, though I need to not include her American accent!

  • M Sicard
    M Sicard 8 месяцев назад +1

    Wish more women had voices like hers. She's right about that uptalk thing.

  • Will Corsair
    Will Corsair 8 месяцев назад

    She simply lost all credibility when she spouted that old, tired, long-ago myth-busted Mehrabian junk. 7%, 38%, 45% is just wrong, and that's not what he said. Watch "Busting the Mehrabian Myth" video here on RU-clip.

  • Steve Fortuna
    Steve Fortuna 8 месяцев назад

    "claim of passion but no evidence thereof"......she should take her own hints because I find her speaking style plastic, uninvolved and unmoving. Her modulations are minimal and predictable, her energy level mid-plain and the I'll give her a A on body language and gestures but I don't think I'd give her the time of day if she asked me for it in a crowded elevator.

  • Origen17
    Origen17 8 месяцев назад

    She perfectly described one of the biggest problems with Millenials. Upspeak!

  • Grzegorz Prus
    Grzegorz Prus 8 месяцев назад

    Laura has a great tone of voice (she really could be a leader) and most of the speech was really good.
    But there were two things that, for me, stood out and made the speech less than perfect (though she was really close):
    1) The jokes just didn't work.
    First few minutes there were no jokes at all, the speech seemed nice and professional and then, suddenly I got confused, are we still talking about leadership or is it a standup comedy show?
    The jokes came unexpected (considering the topic) and the were distributed unevenly: too many at the second part, none in the beginning. If she would put at least 1 or 2 jokes in the beginning, then the jokes in the second part of the speech would have felt much more natural.
    2) The speaker has this habit of doing unexpected, distracting small pauses in the middle of the sentence, causing the sentence "flow" to get broken. My guess is, this is some issue with breathing that causes it.
    But overall, a really nice speech, Laura was close to perfection. Again I need to mention I find her voice tone and tonality great.
    Thank you for the speech.

  • David Boulton
    David Boulton 8 месяцев назад

    I’m sure you meant correctly?

  • Sahil Shad
    Sahil Shad 9 месяцев назад +1

    Is she a bodybuilder?Look at her muscle!