The most powerful communication force...Are you using it?
Let’s begin February with a powerful quote for continuing to move Confidently and powerfully into 2014.
"Life is either a daring adventure or it is nothing at all." Helen Keller
In the movie, The Miracle Worker, a young Helen Keller, deaf and blind from very early childhood found her voice through the efforts of Annie Sullivan was able to give Helen the gift of sign language: the one power she needed in order to communicate with the world and have a life.
7 Critical Voice Skills you need to be Successful
Your Voice is the most Powerful Communication Force Available. Are you Using It?
Most of us want to communicate successfully and engage our customers, clients and patients more easily and successfully. How wonderful to be able to consistently speak with confidence, clarity and charisma.
However, if you are constantly being asked to repeat yourself because you talk to fast, and mumble, or if you are asked to speak up because you are speaking softly in a monotone voice, stop beating your head against the wall and do something about it.
Many clients have told me how frustrating it is to state a great idea in meeting and then someone else in the meeting says the same thing and gets all the credit because they are more easily heard.
With the 7 Critical Voice Skills that form your outstanding “Wheel of Communication” you can close more sales, get credit for your ideas, and be a more engaging and persuasive communicator.
How to Sell with Your Voice, Get the Competitive Edge!
Selling with your voice is easy! All you need to do is use your voice to engage your customer, client, and patient. When you sound open, professional and engaging, people will relax, listen and be much more inclined to buy.
Having control over HOW you sound sells your ideas, your services, your expertise, and your products. It is not only what you are saying, but how you SOUND when you say it that makes all the difference.
When you change your speaking voice you change your life. You get the competitive edge and become an outstanding communicator by developing your voice.
How to Sell with Your Voice, Unleash the Magic
How much confidence, energy, and enthusiasm does your voice radiate when you speak about your ideas, services or products? Your vocal sound is what people react to first and then they listen to what you’re saying. Experts say that in a telephone conversation, 80% of your persuasiveness comes from your speaking voice and 20% from what you say. Most people don’t realize that the sound of their voice is an important and determining factor as to whether someone buys.
Unleash the magic in your voice. John, a young 30 year old scientist, was holding his voice back on purpose and sounding flat and monotone, because as he said, that is how all the other scientists speak. However, he continued, now that I am advancing in my career and doing a lot of presentations at science conferences I realize that this way of speaking is not helping me reach my goal of being an excellent communicator.
You were given your Voice for Free, how well are you using it?
Say it again, please? Manish, born and raised in India with 22 years of living in the US, still heard that plea over and over again from his financial clients. I said that when it comes to money people are pretty nervous especially these days, and outstanding communication is essential.
In the first voice session, he quickly learned the value of slowing his speaking rate and saying his words clearly. In his words,” when I slow down it gives me time to think about what I am saying and how I am saying it”. He was simply amazed at how there was less confusion between what was going on in his mind and what he was actually saying. Before this “ah-hah” moment, like most people he just start speaking as fast as his ideas were popping into his head. Saying the same thing twice with different words and often stumbling over his words and using a lot of “ah’s” and “Uhm’s”.