Teachers – lawyers – writers – broadcasters – actors (film, tv and theatre) – journalists – doctors – preachers – counsellors – lecturers – salespeople – executives – committee members – public servants (including politicians) – entrepreneurs – and that’s just the start…
Writers? Why should they develop their vocal skills and potential? They just sit in a quite room and write, right? Well, sure, until they get published, and have to go on publicity tours, giving readings from their work in front of audiences of potential readers, and being interviewed on radio and tv. How many writers have you heard reading so fast, and in such a monotonous voice that you either fell asleep, or switched off?
Entrepreneurs? They just need to have a an idea, right? Wrong! Startup Pitch Competitions are all the rage these days, and if you want to win you need to be able to express your idea clearly, generously and attractively.
3. Pay attention to voice.
This one is a deal breaker at a tech conference: Don’t be the one with the slick salesman voice. Oversell your nascent product and you lose credibility real fast. “Be real, be conversational,” says Dave McClure, founder of the tech accelerator 500startups.
That is the advice from Lyndsay Blakely, Senior Editor at Inc.com. Being real and conversational in a high stakes, tense situation takes practice, and voice training gives you the tools to do this.
I can’t list all the walks of life that would benefit from a touch of vocal awareness and a program of exercises to strengthen and expand vocal power and quality. Basically, anyone who uses their voice to communicate with more than two or three people at a time would benefit from some voice training.