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Vocal Variety Will Enhance the Way You Sound 

Do you want to increase the power of your voice?
Let’s start with why.

 

Why is is important to work on having vocal variety in your speaking voice?

Vocal variety is like the spice in your communication recipe. It adds flavour and captures your audience’s attention. Think of your voice as an instrument, and different notes and tones create a beautiful melody.

A flat and monotone voice can make your message sound dull and less persuasive.
As the saying goes. You only get one chance to make a good impression! You need to include vocal variety so that your voice is easy to listen to.

Do you sound as smart as you are?

Vocal variety helps in conveying emotions, intent, and meaning. Different tones and inflections can influence how your message is received. For instance, during a sales pitch, using enthusiasm and a varied tone can make your product sound more appealing. If you sound dull and disinterested when you speak, why would others want to listen to what you have to say? Ready to harness the power of your voice?

Why does my voice sound flat?

A flat voice might result from anxiety, tiredness, habit, or lack of awareness. Recording yourself speaking can help identify the causes.

Remember, mastering vocal variety takes time and practice. Be patient with yourself and celebrate small wins along the way. Your voice can become a powerful tool in influencing and engaging others. Keep working on it, and you’ll see remarkable improvements.

Incorporating Body Posture and Facial Expressions

If you have ever done any sales training, you may be familiar with this advice – Stand when you are making a sales call, and smile before you dial (pick up the phone).

Your body language and facial expressions complement your voice. Maintain an open posture and use gestures to emphasise your message.

If you would like to work with a Certified Speaker Coach to help you with improving the sound of your voice then let’s see if I am the right coach for you.

 

Voice Mastery – Transform Your Speaking with 6 Dynamic Voice Exercises

 

  1. Diaphragmatic Breathing:
    • Sit or stand up straight.
    • Place one hand on your chest and the other on your abdomen.
    • Inhale slowly through your nose, expanding your belly, while keeping your chest relatively still.
    • Exhale through your mouth. Feel your abdomen fall as you release the air.
    • Repeat for a few minutes daily to strengthen your diaphragm and enhance vocal control.
  2. Pitch Variation Practice:
    • Pick a simple sentence or phrase and say it in different emotional tones such as happy, sad, excited, serious.
    • Record yourself and listen to the variations. Adjust your pitch accordingly.
  3. Emotional Recall Exercise:
    • Think of a personal experience that triggers a strong emotion.
    • Describe that experience out loud while trying to convey the emotions in your voice.
    • This exercise helps you inject genuine emotion into your speaking.
  4. Pause and Pacing Practice:
    • When practicing a speech or presentation, consciously insert pauses before and after key points.
    • Adjust the pacing of your speech: slow down during important moments and speed up during transitions. Play around with different speeds and pausing and record your voice.
  5. Vocal Warm-Up with Lip Trills:
    • Start by relaxing your face and jaw.
    • Create a gentle “brrr” sound while fluttering your lips.
    • Continue for a few minutes to relax your vocal cords and prepare your voice for speaking. Any good speaker coach will talk you through various vocal warm ups.
  6. Record and Self-Assess:
    • Record yourself while practicing different speaking scenarios.
    • Listen to the recordings and assess your tone, pacing, and overall vocal variety.
    • Identify areas for improvement and continue practicing.
    • Consider working with an experienced speaker coach who is trained in helping you sound the best.

“Empower your voice, and you’ll transform not just how you speak, but how you’re heard. Through intentional practice and dedication, you can cultivate a voice that resonates, captivates, and leads with influence.”

How I can help you

As a professional storytelling coach, I offer 1:1 confidential coaching to help you unlock the full potential of your speaking and storytelling abilities.

With flexible delivery options that suit your schedule, we embark on a transformative journey together. We begin by harvesting your stories, uncovering the hidden gems that will resonate with your audience.

Through personalised guidance, I empower you to boost your executive presence and speak with impact when you share your story. Whether you’re preparing for a crucial presentation, honing your leadership skills, or seeking to engage and inspire others, I am here to support you every step of the way. Let’s work together to unleash the power of storytelling and elevate your communication to new heights.

 

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Lisa Evans is a Certified Professional Speaker and Accredited Coach, TEDx speaker coach, NLP practitioner, Neuro Leadership Institute Brain-Based Results Coach, Genos© Emotional Intelligence Practitioner, author, graphic recorder, broadcaster and podcaster. Unlock your speaking potential and establish a stand-out brand with a complimentary session. Book now to become an exceptional and successful speaker.  Let Lisa Evans be your trusted partner on your path to captivating storytelling and speaking success. Start your transformational journey today! If you wish to take advantage of a complimentary session in order to chat about how you can become an exceptional and successful speaker with a stand-out brand, then use this link to book a time to chat. Download my e-book – How to Build Confidence and Overcome Nervousness.
Lisa Evans

Professional Speaker