Are You Making The Right Impression
with Your Voice?
Its not just "what" you say, "how" you say it, is as important!
Your voice can be one of your biggest assets when presenting. However for many, it can often be a liability.
Your voice creates an immediate impression – either good or bad – from the moment you start to speak!
But why is the voice so important?
Your voice ‘says’ something about you.
It can help people believe in what you have to say or conversely it can start to undermine your message or make people doubt your credibility.
It takes skill to make full use of your voice; create the impact you really want; and be able to enjoy the powerful effect it can have on your audience.
And with our help you can start to develop that skill to its true potential.
We'll help you get rid of natural bad habits
Many people have developed bad vocal habits, from speaking too fast with a monotonous tone to mumbling and dropping the ends of their sentences.
On top of all this, when standing up and speaking in public, we also have to face the ultimate demon – NERVES!
Nerves often have negative effects on your voice causing:
- Dry throat and coughing
- Nervous swallowing
- Hesitant speech
- Shaky, nervous, thin sound
- Poor projection
- Repeated Err’s and Um’s
- Overloud, ‘harsh’ tone
- Speaking too fast and stumbling
But don’t panic! Help is at hand!
We can help you develop the key vocal skills you need through simple exercises and by explaining how your voice works and how nerves can affect it.
It’s really important to help you overcome nerves and bad habits when you present.
An audience can’t listen easily to you if they feel nervous ‘for you’.
Learn to speak clearly and confidently
It’s important that the audience hears every word you say so they can understand and remember what you’re saying.
If you speak too quickly you may find that you:
- Lose track of what you’re saying
- Blurr your words together
- Speak too quietly
- Become even more nervous
- And finally the audience will completely lose track of what you tried to say
We can help you develop skills to control your speed and clarity, so you don’t rush through your presentation and leave the audience playing ‘catch up’!
Discover how to capture the audience’s interest
Speaking for any length of time requires energy, stamina and passion. A speaker needs to have a relaxed, expressive and engaging voice.
A monotonous voice does little to inspire the audience.
By developing :
- Your range of vocal expression
- Your control over the pace of your speech
- Your ability to sustain vocal energy
- Your ability to control your breathing
- Your ability to speak clearly
you’ll learn how to capture the audience’s attention and sustain their enthusiasm throughout your presentation.
Build presentation skills to influence your audience
By developing these key vocal skills you’ll have a much stronger influence on your audience so that they:
- Believe what you’re saying
- Remember what you’re saying
- Are inspired by what you’re saying
And then go out and act on what you’ve just told them!
Become skilled at presenting
For most people, advice like "just be yourself" to help you present better, is less than helpful. It's more likely to encourage you to fall back on all those bad habits you want to avoid.
Good presenters use a range of personal skills to support their message and create the right impact. And these key skills can be easily developed with the right training.
Even the people who appear to be "natural" when it comes to presenting, will normally have developed these skills over time to help them present with ease and stand out from the rest.
And with our help, you can do it too!
Presentation training from the experts
All of our presentation skills and public speaking courses include voice exercises and personal voice coaching from our expert trainers.
So you can be sure that you will be able to achieve more impact vocally when you next present.
We also run 1-2-1 coaching and workshops specifically in the voice.
Check out your training options at the top of this page for more information.