Speaking is much more than just words. When we communicate we are bringing our mindset and vocal tonality to the conversation.
Our voice, message and mindset must send the same signal and say the same thing. When this happens we bring more of ourselves to our speaking, creating deeper engagement with our audiences and conversation.
Have you met someone who says one thing but means another? Or have you heard the statement
“Don’t use that tone of voice with me love”
Your vocal tone must match your message but often the voice is saying one thing and the message is saying another. This is because we are unaware of how our emotions can actually effect our vocal tone.
We are not fully sold on what we are speaking about and not sure about the platform we step on. So we loose our confidence and we become incongruent and then begin to loose the conviction in what we are here to say.
To be heard, those who listen to us need to feel and know that we are confident and the expert in our field.
When I work with clients I often hear nuances that are inconsistent to what the person is actually wanting to create.
Its difficult to assess the quality and effectiveness of your speaking when you are so caught up being the speaker and busy addressing your audience.
To find out what you are really saying you must either record yourself and then listen back and review or have a mentor critic your voice, message and audience response.
Most people say to me they hate the sound of their voice and cringe when they hear it back. When I work with clients I help them create flexibly in their vocal sound, allowing them to have more choice over their voice and not feel stuck with the sound they here. However most importantly I help my clients take their message out to the world with confidence and passion.
EMOTIONS CAN ALTER YOUR VOCAL TONE
We cannot detach the speech from emotions you feel. Your voice will always reveal your soul. Your mindset effects your voice and the success of the power and influence of your message.
“The human voice is the organ of the soul” Henry Wadsworth Longfellow.
Research tells us that emotions conveyed is always more powerful than words themselves.
Your communication will always be powerful when you acknowledge that words are the last thing people hear, instead the first thing is how your body and vocal tone match what your are here to say.
Your vocal tone is effected by emotions and that means that at times we can loose control of our voice because our emotions are exposing what we are really experiencing and we lack experience to manage our voice.
With vocal technique you can navigate and harness this situation and still manage to get your message out without others knowing too much.
The voice is driven by three systems of nerve pathways. The Limbic System is activated by emotions and environment and can take over you voice when you lack control.
The larynx is located about midway in the neck and located between vital systems of the body. Some of the most important functions such as breathing and swallowing are shared with the same space that the voice is located in. We cannot hide our inner soul because our vocal tone will always be stronger than the words we speak.
Scientist and Researchers have identified charismatic leaders who use their voice to convey a messages with success is because they use specific timbre, tone and cadence in their voice which result in powerful influential communication. Now successful politicians share the same key vocal qualities that strongly effect how people respond to them and it has nothing to do with the meaning of their words they say or the ideas the express,
Dr. Signorello said. “The voice is a tool that can be trained,” he said. “Singers and actors train their voices to reach higher or lower frequencies. A leader-speaker should do the same.”
If you wish to find out more please go to www.mariapellicano.com and check out my mentoring packages or contact me on 0409 187601 and let’s have a chat.
Thank you for reading this article and I wish you successful and powerful communication.
Speaker, Author Mentor
Harness Your Voice - Speak With Influence And Power
**Maria Is an author, speaker, singer and coach. She is the Director of "Harness your voice" for speaking training and SingOut school. She is qualified mentor vocal coach, certified with the Institute of Vocal Advancement and also a Master human behaviour and NLP (marin style) Strategist. Maria has been working with delivery and voice for the past 20 years, with over 10,000 hours of private and master classes and workshops. helping singers, actors, speakers, trainers, teachers and preacher to speak with confidence, control and passion. She is the recent author of “The Art Of Powerful Communication” Aligning The Mindset, Message and Voice. The book got best seller in seven Amazon Categories. In workshops and private mentoring sessions maria closes the gaps in communication empowering leaders to have greater credibility, competency and confidence that provoke emotion in audiences on any platform.