How often do you think about how you use your voice?… and what does your voice say about you?
Bearing in mind it is one of the ways that creates our first impression and the way we motivate, influence and communicate, why do we so often neglect it?
Whether you are:
… how we present ourselves and convey the message is a key differentiator. First impressions do count. Knowing a subject matter is not enough, and being able to communicate and influence can be the difference between success and failure.
It is all too easy to fall into bad habits, often because we are not paying enough attention to this aspect of presence. So here they are – are you guilty of:
Tongue Twisters can help articulation and prepare your voice for speaking and projecting well. Try this as an example:
“Theophilus Thistle the thistle sifter had a sieve of unsifted thistles and a sieve of sifted thistles, but Theophilus Thistle the thistle sifter thoughtlessly thrust a thistle through the thick of his thumb”.
Say it out loud (naturally!), 4 – 5 times, as quickly as you can.
Your voice is a wonderful instrument and an immensely powerful tool for enhancing your impact, influence and presence.
So why not nurture it and develop it…just raising your own awareness of how you use your voice can help you make sure it speaks volumes about you.
“How now brown cow…”
For more on how to use your voice and body well, contact Axiom firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange one to one coaching or attend a Presenting Effectively and Powerfully course.