Is one of your biggest fears having to speak publicly? Give a report at a meeting? Pitch a design or a project? Network with new people? Win a job interview or promotion? One of the major ideas I share is: In the moment you feel nervous, you’re too self-centered. Harsh? I find this to be always true, for my clients, students and my self. Put more simply: It’s not about you! What a relief, right? My B.Vocal Presence coaching techniques involve time-honored exercises from theatre performance to help you shift … Read More
April 16th is World Voice Day. How will you celebrate with your unique instrument? I suggest starting off with some humming, then sing a song or recite something fun out loud. I started today by “rapping” Edgar Allen Poe’s The Raven. Really! Yes, I cracked myself up, but now my voice and speech consonants are nicely warmed-up. Don’t know how to play with your speaking voice? Schedule a free phone consult with Cheryl: https://www.timetrade.com/book/XJ17K For more resources, check out the official WVDay site: http://world-voice-day.org/
Can Voice & Speech Coaching help you succeed? I was recently touched to receive this beautiful email from a former client, who has given me permission to share her story. Decide for yourself: –“I wanted to share an experience with you that made me thank my lucky stars again that I was able to have your training and mentorship as part of my life a couple of years ago. I was asked to speak at my company’s national sales meeting that took place at the beginning of January, which was a … Read More
This Harvard Review article offers several great tips for perfecting your all-important elevator speech. One point not mentioned is: Deliver your speech in a modulated, resonant tone of voice to make a great connection with your listener and sound grounded & confident. If you’re not sure how to do that, Voice & Speech coaching can help. You’ve got 15 to 30 seconds to deliver… GO! http://blogs.hbr.org/dowling/2009/05/how-to-perfect-an-elevator-pit.html?goback=%2Egde_77377_member_261882927
This article contains a list of supposedly impressive vocabulary words. If you choose to use them, do you know how to pronounce them correctly? Some need really refined articulation skills to pull them off. Cheryl at B. Vocal can help you make a great verbal impression every time. http://www.sheknows.com/living/articles/993917/100-words-that-instantly-make-you-sound-smarter
B. VOCAL invites you to celebrate World Voice Day on April 16th, 2015, by warming up your voice and speech. Join Cheryl in this easy, 5-minute warm-up to help you release your best voice. Our intrinsic, naturally human way of communicating is vocal. We can learn signing and writing secondarily, but vocalization and spoken language are first. The impulse to speak is instinctive, and you have a built-in instrument. If you also have an instinct to “run away!” from the very thought of releasing a better vocal sound and speaking … Read More
Cheryl was recently interviewed by Susan Gangsei of Purpose Driven Marketing, about how one’s Voice tone and Speech clarity are important parts of brand. http://www.susangangsei.com/blog/what-does-your-voice-say-about-you- If you want to find out how to use your voice for a great impression with clients and customers, contact Cheryl for a free consultation.