Posted September 29, 2010on:
The Voice…Your Second Face
It reveals your thoughts and feelings
Kirstin Linklater, an expert in the field of vocal production says, “Muddy thinking is the fundamental obstacle to clear articulation. Blocked emotion is the fundamental obstacle to a free voice.”
- How clear is your thinking?
- How free is your voice?
Communication is a contact sport. Through your voice, manner and bearing you make emotional contact. Miss that connection and you miss the power to persuade. One of your roles as a presenter is to establish a relationship between yourself, your material and your audience.
Every time you present you are giving part of yourself. When you shut down you make yourself less available to yourself and to others.
Self-esteem and confidence make it easier to be assertive.
What we give to our audience is what we get back. What are you giving?
You set the tone. You decide how we will be perceived. What is your choice?
The role of the messenger is to support the message. If there is a mismatch between what you say and how you say it, what do you think your listener will believe?
If a large audience intimidates you, speak as if there was only one person listening to you. Make that person your best friend.
- What does your voice mean to you?
- What qualities in a voice do you like/not like?
- What have people said about your voice in the past?
- How would you like your voice to sound?
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