It’s what I do, day in and day out. I help people have incredible communication skills. And a very big part of that is our speaking voices.
How does yours sound?
Most people don’t know that they can improve their speaking voices. They don’t know that our voices are hindered by physiological tension. And that by removing that tension they can make their speaking voices sound better.
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You can make your speaking voice sound better. Much better.
But you can. You can make your voice so magnetic and authoritative, yet warm.
The impact that improving your speaking voice has on your life is massive. It makes people thoroughly enjoy listening to every word that comes out of your mouth.
But the process also makes you completely relaxed in high-stakes situations.
My clients go on to do awesome things! Many of my clients are asked to be the voice-over for their firms’ video marketing.
Even though they’re marketers & CEOs & lawyers, they end up doing commercials! It’s crazy amazing. You’re not stuck with the voice you hear on the recorder! The way your voice sounds impacts the way people perceive you. Your voice can negatively impact just how well people understand you.
How to make your speaking voice sound better.
Just a few easy changes can give you a powerful, magnetic & persuasive voice.
Here’s an email I just received from a fantastic client:
I just finished a job as an English emcee/interpreter for the grand opening of National Taichung Theater, AND they asked me to record the English pre-show announcements (turn off your devices and whatnot) for the whole theater. People kept saying how wonderful I sounded. And I have YOU to thank for all of this!!
The Pavlov’s dog exercises are incredible for jitters; I could even do the jaw tensing on stage with the camera on me during commercial breaks. Oh yeah, this was on live television all over Taiwan.
People with amazing voices.
they’re also chill and relaxed–they don’t get overly upset or emotional during challenging situations. They have executive presence.
What gives? What do they know that we don’t?
They know the process to have an incredible speaking voice. And they know that that process involves learning to eliminate the tension inside of their bodies.
That tension that’s there because we’re always striving for greater success in our lives.
Here are the steps necessary to make your speaking voice sound better.
- Relax your vocal mechanism. Learn to eliminate the tension in those muscles.
- Keep your shoulders down & your throat open.
- Use lots of air for your voice. All sound is air molecules vibrating. The more you use the better you sound.
- Let the air flow through your open throat.
- Use back resonance by keeping your tongue down in the back.
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We teach you to be calm cool & collected even when you’re on national television 🙂
Relax your shoulders and your throat to make your speaking voice sound better.
Quick! Where are your shoulders right now? Are they somewhere up by your ears or are they far down so you have a long neck? You’re like a giraffe with your gorgeous long neck and relaxed shoulders?
When I first started this business my shoulders were always hanging about my ears, unbeknownst to me. And I always had neck and shoulder pain. As a small child in my 20s!! It was crazy the pain and injuries I’d have.
Then as I started to apply the relaxation techniques I learned in Speech-Language Pathology school, my shoulders dropped. Woah!
It’s been 25 years and I’ve not had shoulder or neck pain again!
Your speaking voice needs air.
The more air you use the better you’ll sound. I’m not kidding! Grab the recording app on your phone and record yourself sounding insanely crazy using air for speech.
You’ll want to literally let your voice take a ride on the air.
You’ll expect to sound crazy when you play it back, but instead, you’ll just hear a beautiful voice!
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To really make your speaking voice sound better, use a gorgeous back resonance.
That means to allow the vibration to hover over the back of your tongue–not in the front of your mouth!
Whatever you do, please don’t listen to the hordes of people out there telling you to use a mirror and move your mouth like a madman!
There are so many videos and articles out there with terrible advice about speaking better and using a better speaking voice. Most of them are delivering you bad advice.
Look at Leonardo DiCaprio. Is he moving his mouth all over the place when he speaks? He is not.
Don’t open your mouth wide for “a” and don’t smile for “e” and please don’t round your lips for “u” and “o!”
The 1980s called and they want their incorrect speaking tips back.
2 thoughts on “How to Make Your Speaking Voice Sound Better”
Nice work! It’s such a good feeling to hear from clients who are in the real world, using what they worked on with us. Voice work has always interested me. What are your favorite resources? I like Barone’s “Your Voice is Your Business”.
Wow! I’m very impressed that regular people have had enough success with training their voice that they went on to be selected for voice overs. That’s awesome!