Voice & Speech Enhancement

They say that variety is the spice of life. This holds true for the way we speak…read on.

  • Recall the last meeting you sat through while the speaker droned on monotonously, giving an impression of someone who was boring and non-dynamic.
  • Think of the anxiety you read in the sales associate who spoke excessively fast.
  • What is your opinion about the manager with a soft voice or imprecise articulation? You might question his or her competence.

The effectiveness of these professionals is limited not by their actual capabilities, but by the way they talk.

Many people dislike the sound of their own voice, and with the use of voicemail, cell phones, and teleconferences, the voice is often the only tool we have to represent ourselves. Even when we’re face-to-face, people make decisions about us based on the sound of our voices. A bad voice or speaking style reduces our credibility, and can project anxiety and lack of commitment. How many opportunities are lost because of the subconscious judgments others make about us based on how we sound?

If you have to repeat yourself frequently, if you have difficulty with certain sounds, or if your voice is unpleasant, help is available. Maybe you’ve tried to practice, but you don’t know where to start. The Sound Center will zero in on areas for improvement, using acoustic analysis and other tools to help you. If you are committed to improvement, you will succeed. Just think of how your life would change. With enhanced speech confidence, you will converse with ease and gain personal and professional success.

Your voice is one of your most valuable tools. How are you using it?

  • [Now I understand] how to access my authentic voice. [It was] a safe and supportive environment. Don’t hesitate. Take the plunge, it’s time and money well-spent.

    Barbara Dwyer former Director of Community Development Benedictine University
  • I am amazed at the confidence that I know seem to have and the compliments that I receive from people since your class. Thank you for helping me break through the barriers that were holding me back about speaking to a group. Maybe it was in me all along and I just didn’t realize it.

    Susan Heun
  • The difference in my level of confidence is unbelievable. I regularly have the opportunity to speak to hundreds of people and I actually look forward to it!

    Alma Jones Alma Jones and Associates
  • This class helped me to make breakthrough progress on reducing accent. Michelle is a very knowledgeable, encouraging coach.

    Fran Zhang Sears, Roebuck and Company
  • [Video review] was most helpful to me. I am much more aware of the sounds I make.

    Judi Bartik Wohead former Communications Coordinator for Suburban Campuses, Depaul University
  • “This class exceeded my expectations! It was perfect! I learned the importance of pitch and tone modulation. I used to think my low pitched speaking voice was a weakness. I found out it is a strength.”

    Patti Martin Consultant
  • “[I learned about] factors affecting voice. Awareness of what is necessary to achieve desired result. A scientifically based unique, effective, practical learning experience which facilitates behavior modification to achieve a clearer, better sound.”

    Ray Wyzguski Consultant, Labor Regulation Assitance
  • “Thank you so much. I benefited greatly from your suggestions. I felt like a different person when I left! You are awesome!”

    Maureen Radice lifeworks associates
  • “[I gained a greater] awareness of tension, awareness of speech patterns that aren’t healthy (or tonal) and replacement with healthy sounds, open sounds.”

    Janet Anderson Music Teacher
  • “[I gained]: awareness of my breathing and muscle tension, tools to improve my speaking voice.”

    L.R. Art Dealer/Consultant

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