Warning: Reading email on your smartphone can cause miscommunication. The size of the screen seems to impact the “voice” of an email. At least it may impact what we hear when we read it to ourselves. Have you ever read
Sometimes when we are thinking as we are answering, we use a different voice. To the listener, it can sound as if you are “in your head”. Your voice may not have the full warmth and emotion that is usual
When you’re on a business call, be careful not to try to sound laid back. You may come off sleepy or disinterested. Your voice may go monotone – which is hard to follow. You may drop into the vocal fry
Bring your whole body along to meetings and presentations. So often we seem to focus on just our brains and voices. We need the whole body to be connected for our breath, voice, and communication to connect.
Do you find you sometimes forfeit “you” in work scenarios? Do you edit out some of your amazing and best qualities because they don’t seem “professional”? Do you feel you leave out your heart and your empathy and then feel
Essentially, breathing is… breathing. If you are alive, it’s working. Efficient breathing for sport and speaking brings in a whole other way of thinking – and we run into all kinds of opinions.* Here’s ours:
Do you ever feel misunderstood? Misinterpreted? Have you ever said, “Oh, that’s not what I meant.” Some of us can be completely baffled by the miscommunication while some of us may have a hint of what we might be doing
I’m terrified to speak in public – I hate presenting.” Do you find yourself saying that at times?
In voice over you may get a request for a “real” voice or a “real” person. It’s kind of ironic that you’d have to ask a real person to be “real”, isn’t it? It occurs because it is so easy to
So, it helps to practice. Got it. But what’s most helpful?