The Pocket Voice Coach ™ Build a Great Speaking Voice

Many of my busy executive clients find it difficult to find the time to practice their speaking voice skills. Therefore I have created the Pocket Voice Coach ™, designed to help one conveniently practice the speaking exercises necessary to permanently build a great speaking voice.

The Pocket Voice Coach ™ first offering is a seven minute” Speaking Voice Affirmation & Voice Warm-Up” and will be available as a download in January and as an App in February.

I recommend that you use it daily to focus your conversational voice delivery and before all presentations, teleconferences and any important speaking event at which you want to make an outstanding impression.

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Voice coaching speech coaching passing the telephone Interview!

Yesterday, a young man named Dillon, who recently graduated with a MBA from Colorado University called for a free voice analysis. He said, “I need a job and I know that I need to do everything possible to give myself an edge in today’s very tight job market.” “What I need is a more confident and authoritative speaking voice to get past the first telephone interview.” “What can you do for me”?

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Executive Accent Reduction and American pronunciation for Business Professionals Worldwide

Today, a VP of a major technical company in Silicon Valley, California, the computer capitol of the world, completed his private VPS Foreign Accent Reduction for Business Professionals program and said, ”Sandra I cannot thank you enough for the difference your accent reduction training has made to my confidence. I speak more than 6 hours a day in meetings, and teleconferences and no longer is my message interrupted and misunderstood because someone asks me to repeat myself. My meetings run smoothly and my presentations are praised”.

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Why is it important to keep your voice healthy?

Most people feel that speaking is as natural as breathing and they both happen automatically. It’s true that they are inter-dependent and most of the time they work without you having to think about it.

That is until you speak to loudly and lose your voice or you get a cold and find it hard to talk or have other more serious health issues that affect your sound. Where does your voice go? You are still breathing, however, the vocal folds are either strained or covered with excess mucous and can’t vibrate easily.

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Use your voice to give confidence to others in tough economic times?

As the famous American song says, “Make someone happy and you will be happy too!” Happiness is conveyed in the sound of your speaking voice and it is amazing how quickly that sound affects someone else. Your happy sound can give the momentary gift of hope and it is a powerful way to communicate confidence and inspire others to be confident.

Last month I wrote that neuroscientists have established that 95% of our behavior is subconscious and habitual and that 5% of our behavior is consciously determined. The good news is that we can use that 5% to change our subconscious programming and the sound of your voice is a powerful tool for effecting that reprogramming both in ourselves and in others.

For the past several years many have been in very challenging economic times and it is very easy to fall into the “victim response” and to sound flat, frustrated, depressed and even angry without consciously realizing it.

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