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?