Hello dear readers! It has been an overwhelming week, so I decided to use the Way Back Machine, and share an EzineArticles.com article that I wrote for them as an Expert Author, back in October 13, 2008.
Do you feel self-conscious when you speak? How do people react to your voice? Is the sound of your voice helping or harming your ability to communicate effectively? What kind of impression do you want to make when you speak?
Your voice is your most powerful tool in connecting with people by phone, teleclass, recording, radio, or podcast. It's your second most powerful tool when communicating in person or by visual media.
Your voice is a key element of your identity, of how people perceive who you are.
Many people spend thousands of dollars on how they look, yet don't spend a dime on how they speak.
Ironically, several studies show public speaking as people's number one fear!
Have you ever heard a recording of your voice and thought, "Do I really sound like that?"
What can you do? Is it even possible to change your voice?
Try meowing like a cat... [Meow!]
You just changed your voice!
The sound of your voice can alter instantly with a different mouth shape, breath, body position, tone focus or emotion.
Many people adopt unhealthy habits (including postures and diets) that can make their voice sound distractingly tense, scratchy, breathy, nasal, or muffled.
Vocal distractions get in the way of important messages to our clients, friends, family and relationships. These unhealthy habits can also make people lose their voices, and potentially lose income for professionals such as life coaches and public speakers.
How can you find your healthy voice?
With the help of effective voice instruction, your healthy, powerful and resonant voice can become as easy as a cat's meow.
Article Source: http://EzineArticles.com/1580645
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