“Everything that the mind can conceive and believe, it can achieve”
– Napoleon Hill, “Think and Grow Rich”
Your ability to communicate with confidence, clarity, energy, and persuasiveness, in every conversation situation, is directly related to your success, regardless of your field or profession.
I always ask my clients during their executive voice training program, “Why do you want to be successful?” Many say they want enough money to be free to do what they want in life.
• Help your children succeed.
• Work on your own
• Work less and “play” more.
• Spend more time with the family
• Help other people to live better and
• Travel more
There are several steps to ensure that one achieves the goals.
Step One: Identify your personal reason for being successful in life.
Step Two: Write an incredibly detailed picture of what your success looks like. Go into the details. For example, if you want to travel more, how many days a year? Where do you want to go? What does it take to give him the time and money?
Step Three: Define the role that prominent communication will play in achieving your goals. In most professions, your ability to communicate is the primary differentiator.
John was a young marketing manager at a leading national retailer whose vision of success was to open his own unique retail chain. He clearly defined the vision of him, yet he was a soft-spoken man who sounded shy and monotone. He told me, “I need to sound confident, authoritative, powerful, and enthusiastic.”
With Voice Power Studios’ Executive Speaking Skills program, John gained control of his voice; he learned to speak with a deep, well-projected, articulate, expressive and easy-to-listen voice. He gained the confidence to become an outstanding communicator in every business interaction: meetings, presentations, negotiations, and stakeholder interactions on his way to achieving his goal.
Try these tips to improve your voice.
• Slow down your speaking rate to 150 words per minute by breathing between thoughts and saying the end of your words. It takes time to do this and will therefore slow you down.
• Speak clearly. Say the whole word without cutting off the end. Mumbling and running words together is a direct result of speaking too fast. If they don’t understand you, it’s hard to persuade your listener to buy.
• Never throw away the last word of your thought. The last word is the most important word and if your listener doesn’t hear it clearly, your thought loses its impact and risks losing their attention.
Awaken your voice daily:
• Lip Roller – Take a deep breath in and forcefully exhale through closed lips, which will cause the lips to move or move.
• Resonator hum: mAHmAHmAHmAHmAHm. Alternate between the (m)hum and the vowel. Then add the other vowels until you can do the following on one breath with the resonance always on the lips: mEEmEHmAHmOHmOO.
Sandra McKnight is an internationally renowned keynote speaker and executive voice and speech coach with over 30 years of private and cross-cultural coaching and coaching in executive voice coaching, accent reduction, speech, voice, public speaking and presentation skills. Her clients include CEOs, lawyers, executives, entrepreneurs, business owners, sales professionals, and companies such as Northrop Grumman, Nestle, Intel, Microsoft, DDI World, Inc., IBM, and Ernst and Young (Hong Kong). .