Power up your Voice

The voice plays such an important role when we communicate with each other, many people don’t realise you can achieve so much more with our voices when used in the right way.

It allows us to form connections, influence decisions, and motivate change. Without communication skills, the ability to progress in the working world and in life, itself, would be nearly impossible.
As a broadcast journalist presenting news and sport for over 10 years I quickly learnt how to control my voice and how to use my voice to capture people’s attention, using different tones and emotions.

YOUR VOICE


The voice is made up of muscles, cavities, tissues, nerves, fluids, etc., it can produce hundreds of different pitches. There are more nerves in the muscles of the larynx than any other muscles in your body, with the exception of your eyes. In addition, you use three quarters of your body when you speak a word, and even a stubbed toe can affect the sound of your voice. So it’s not surprising that your voice can be adversely affected by excitement and stress.
Just as with the rest of your body, some people naturally have more vocal strength, while others need to pump up theirs just to keep up with their daily vocal requirements. Voice training using proper vocal exercises can make a big difference in both control and endurance.
When you speak, your vocal chords vibrate and just like you warm up your muscles before working out, you need to warm up your vocal chords, by using simple techniques and breathing exercises.

PRACTICE


Once you start getting used to listening to how you sound, practice delivering your speech before your present. Watch yourself in the mirror while you deliver your talk, this will allow you to see your gestures and body language. The mouth often dries up so drinking plenty of water before and small sips during will help keep your mouth hydrated.


If you are looking to power up your voice, storeymedia delivers in-depth workshops in voice coaching. For more information get in touch.

 

 If you are looking to 'Power up your voice' storeymedia delivers in-depth workshops in voice coaching that will help you to be a more clear and confident speaker.

 

Email katie@storeymedia.co.uk