Voice and Speech Finding more than just your voice

March 30, 2020

Voice Training: Can I Really Change My Voice?

Many people admit to disliking the sound of their own voice. The issue is made more frustrating by the common assumption that there’s nothing you can do to change it, that you’re born with that voice and therefore stuck with it. While there certainly are certain aspects of your voice that are inherited and part of your physiology, there is a substantial part of your voice that’s learned and reinforced by habit. Those behaviours can be changed with practice and the development of good technique. Everyone can have a good speaking voice.

The Most Neglected Speaking Skills

After twenty years helping people improve their speaking skills, it’s easy to identify the most common techniques that are usually missing for the average public speaker or presenter. You can probably guess most of them, and yet few people are actually putting them into practice. Here are five public speaking skills that, if implemented, will put you far out in front of the majority of your peers.

Concise Communication Skills

Your ability to be concise and to the point is an important part of strong communication skills. Rambling and getting into too many details confuses and frustrates your listeners and makes you less credible as a speaker. The ability to communicate clearly and concisely will enhance your image and earn the respect of your friends and colleagues. Here are four strategies to help cultivate concise communication skills.

March 1, 2018

Voice Training: Breath Holding

Breath-holding is one of those unnoticed habits that presents a real obstacle to your speaking voice. It closes you up, stops your flow and gets you into your head. Cultivating uninterrupted breath flow can make the difference between feeling blocked and jammed up as a speaker or being open, connected and fully engaged.

June 7, 2017

Public Speaking: 3 Cures for Fast Speech

Filed under: Executive Presence,Presentation,Public Speaking,Speech and Diction — Jay Miller @ 8:34 pm

March 15, 2017

Voice Training: Your Strong Voice

Filed under: Executive Presence,Presentation,Public Speaking,Voice — Jay Miller @ 6:33 pm

November 9, 2016

Voice Training: Making an Impact

Filed under: Executive Presence,Presentation,Public Speaking,Voice — Jay Miller @ 10:33 pm

December 18, 2015

Voice Lessons: Being Like A Bell

Filed under: Executive Presence,Presentation,Public Speaking,Voice — Jay Miller @ 2:37 pm

August 13, 2014

Credibility: How to Be a Credible Speaker

July 9, 2014

Voice for Men: Common Male Voice Problems

Filed under: Executive Presence,Presentation,Public Speaking,Voice — Jay Miller @ 7:25 pm

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