Episode 24

The Art and Science of Listening Consciously

With Julian Treasure
Episode 24

The Art and Science of Listening Consciously

With Julian Treasure

Renowned Sound and Communication Expert. TED Speaker. Author. The Sound Agency CEO. Founder of Moodsonic. SOVAS Award-Winner.

Julian Treasure is a leading sound and communication expert and a renowned TED speaker. He is the author of two books: How to be Heard: Secrets for Powerful Speaking and Listening and Sound Business. Five of his TED talks have been watched more than 100 million times, and his talk on 'How to speak so that people want to listen' is in the top 10 TED talks of all time. Julian has also launched his online course on 'How To Speak So That People Want To Listen.' His work has been featured in leading world media, including TIME, The Economist, The Times, Oprah’s O Magazine, and many international TV, radio stations and podcasts.

Julian’s love of sound stems from his early experience as a Musician. He was a drummer for several indie rock bands, including The Transmitters, Fish Turned Human, and Missing Presumed Dead. He has founded The Sound Agency, an audio branding company, and Moodsonic®, a range of biophilic soundscapes to enhance wellbeing and productivity in workspaces, making headlines internationally and helping companies to listen better for over a decade. 


  • The circular relationship between the way we speak and listen to another person is key to understand how we relate to each other. Fascinating! Dylan
  • A very powerful session. It is people like both of you which add so much positivity and hope in the world. Great session! Anuradha Khanna
  • Thank you. Julian is certainly a treasure. Chris Grune

In this episode of Intersections, Prof. Hitendra Wadhwa has a conversation with Julian Treasure on the topic “The Art and Science of Listening Consciously”.

Have you ever felt like you're talking, but nobody is listening? What simple habits can you leverage to transform your communication skills, the quality of your relationships, and your impact in the world? What practices have legendary speakers instituted in their speaking to create deep resonance with their audience?

“Speaking and listening consciously and well will transform your outcomes in life - and it is also the only way we can achieve greater understanding in the world. Both of these are prizes worth striving for.”
Julian Treasure

The episode “Art and Science of Listening Consciously” offers key insights on:

  • What simple habits can you leverage to transform your communication skills, the quality of your relationships, and your impact on the world
  • What practices have legendary speakers instituted in their speaking to create deep resonance with their audience
  • How to use sound to enhance productivity and well-being

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