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Confidence!! Despite what you might have heard, confidence is not an elusive, mystical, magical gift given to a special few. For help many people turn to the highly recognized and valued Norman Vincent Peale’s "The Power of Positive Thinking" or to Tony Robbin'’ "Unleash the Power Within".

However, the one power most often overlooked, is the "Power of Your Own Voice". It is how you give voice to your personal power and how you articulate your positive thoughts.

Imagine you’re a young “silent screen” actor such as Charlie Chaplin or Greta Garbo. Your focus is ONE thing – getting the role that will make you a star.

After weeks, months, and years of dance classes, acting classes, mime classes, diets, skin treatments, and many auditions, you manage to master the necessary skills and you look great.

Some “gurus” out there claim to know “the ONE" secret to advancing quickly in your career and/or how to shoot your business to the top overnight.

Alas, if only this were so… then we could all plug this ONE magic idea into our business or career strategies and begin enjoying our newly acquired leisure time.

However “real secrets” do exist… One of the most powerful is your SPEAKING VOICE: It is the “secret” to sounding confident and charismatic and making sure your message is heard.

In fact, over my 25+ years of coaching executives and professionals, I have found that communicating in the most confident and charismatic way possible is the bottom line to selling yourself, your ideas, your products and your services.

It is already Feb. of 2019 and many business professionals and executives are still making this colossal mistake.

If I was a corporate executive, or an entrepreneur building a business today, there is one essential thing I would want to have with me at all times.

I want to talk about this one essential - because it's the most unrecognized mistake that most executives and business professionals make.

In fact, once my clients learn how powerful it is, they tell me that they wish they had learned this at the beginning of their career.

The mistake is not recognizing that how you speak is as important as what you say. Your vocal tone is the secret to confidence and persuasion in all speaking situations: conversation, sales, presentation, teleconferences…….

“If not You, Who? If not Now, When?”

It was a long time ago when this was said to me and it has stuck with me through the years for many reasons.  

I know I’ve used it many times when helping clients to speak more confidently, clearly and powerfully. Too often they were slow to grasp the power of the speaking voice to be more influential in business and/or to make money in the market place. This uncertainty and indecision could cause them to miss out on a great opportunity for success.

There are many ways of influencing others and making money with your voice: sales, negotiating, facilitating, mediating, giving presentations and public speaking to name a few. One client started a successful business reading books on tape.

It is important to grasp the following fact. No matter where you are, every time you speak you are influencing or persuading someone to do something for themselves, for you or for a third party. So it stands to reason that speaking confidently, and clearly and with charisma is central to making more money.