Sound Affects!
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Sound Affects!

An introduction to the Master of Sound series. Discover how sound affects you and how to use its power in your life.
4.3 (320 ratings)
Instead of using a simple lifetime average, Udemy calculates a course's star rating by considering a number of different factors such as the number of ratings, the age of ratings, and the likelihood of fraudulent ratings.
7,782 students enrolled
Created by Julian Treasure
Last updated 12/2013
English [Auto-generated]
Price: Free
  • 38 mins on-demand video
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Assignments
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Learn the four ways that sound affects you
  • Improve your listening, speaking and soundscaping skills
  • Highlight the key areas of your life that can be improved through advanced communication and soundscaping skills
  • Avoid the common habits that drain power from your speaking
  • Learn the fundamentals of powerful speaking
  • Understand how your listening filters are altering your reality
  • Distinguish the three types of listening
  • Understand the effects of and appropriate uses for music
  • Understand the crucial need for designed soundscapes
  • Learn the fundamentals of soundscape design
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  • Intermediate English

Sound affects every aspect of our lives, from our health and relationships to our success in achieving life goals. These effects are powerful and yet mainly unconscious.

This free taster course will introduce you to three key aspects of sound and communication: conscious listening, powerful speaking and soundscaping (which means designing the sound around you to improve your outcomes). Although designed to introduce you to the material covered in my in-depth Master of Sound trainings, this course contains plenty of powerful and potentially life-changing material. Simply by becoming conscious of the four ways in which sound affects you every day, you can start to take control of the sound you create and consume, and your whole life can change as a result.

This course includes practical takeaways in the following areas: how to create soundscapes that are healthy and improve your productivity; how to unlock the power and impact of your voice in your relationships and business life; and how to transform your listening - and with it your whole experience of life. If you see the value of unleashing the power of sound after taking this free course, then I invite you to check out my Master of Sound training, which comprises three in-depth courses, one each on conscious listening, powerful speaking and soundscaping.

I have worked with sound and communication for over 10 years and I understand the impact that it has on business outcomes as well as personal success, wellbeing and relationships. I am a highly-rated international platform speaker, and one of very few people to have TED talks, which have collectively been viewed over 20 million times. The latest of these, How to speak so that people want to listen, is in the top 25 talks of all time. My company, The Sound Agency, works with some of the world's biggest brands to increase sales and customer satisfaction by improving the way they sound.

I invite you to enhance your communication skills and quality of life by becoming a Master of Sound.

Who is the target audience?
  • Educators
  • Leaders / managers
  • Sales people
  • Business people
  • Entrepreneurs
  • Marketers
  • Designers
  • Parents
  • Spouses
  • Friends
  • Speakers
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Curriculum For This Course
3 Lectures 10:12

This introductory session is the first of four courses designed to improve your health, wealth and relationships through an advanced consciousness and control of the sound that you create and receive. It will cover conscious listening, powerful speaking and soundscaping.

Course overview

About Julian
Sound Affects!
1 Lecture 12:13
Sound Affects!
Conscious Listening
1 Lecture 05:53

Our listening is under threat. We explore the vast benefits of conscious listening and the techniques we can use to become a master of listening, helping us to be somebody who people love to speak to.

Conscious Listening
Powerful Speaking
1 Lecture 03:55

The human voice is an incredibly powerful instrument - one that we are rarely trained to use to its full potential. We look at the do’s and don’ts of speaking and how to utilise the tools at our disposal. Plus, I give you a masterclass in public speaking. All of these techniques will give weight to your words and allow you to speak so that other people listen.

Powerful Speaking
1 Lecture 04:17

As you’ll learn from this introductory course, sound greatly affects our health and productivity. Soundscaping is designing the sound around you for maximum effect - designing not just for appearance, but for experience - to allow you to be maximally productive and successful in any environment.

1 Lecture 01:18
About the Instructor
Julian Treasure
4.3 Average rating
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16,557 Students
4 Courses
Five-time TED speaker, author and sound expert

Julian Treasure is founder and chairman of The Sound Agency, a UK-based audio branding consultancy, and a sought-after and top-rated international speaker. Collectively his five TED talks on various aspects of sound and communication have been viewed an estimated 20 million times; his talk How to speak so that people want to listen is in the rare group that have achieved over 9 million views on TED's website alone, putting it in the top 25 TED talks of all time.