When people can’t see us, on the phone for example, they get 90% of the meaning of what we say from our tone of voice.
So often, the first time we hear ourselves on a recording, we experience one or both of the following reactions:
1. That doesn’t sound like me! (That is because you’re hearing yourself from outside your ears instead of inside your head.)
2. I hate how I sound! (Unless we use proper breathing, enunciation, and tone; our voices don’t sound optimal.)
YIKES! What can we do to improve the tone of our voice, preferably without investing tons of money in a private vocal coach?
I recently ran across a book that shares how to train your voice so you will enjoy two benefits:
- You will improve how you sound.
- Your tone of voice will add meaning and power to everything you say.
The author, Richard Di Britannia, actually became mute and had to teach himself how to talk again.
He promises that when regularly devoting ten to twenty minutes a day of practice, “with correct breath support and vocal technique, you can strengthen your tones leaving you empowered, confident and more likely to be heard.”
The quality of your voice has a huge impact on how effectively you share your ideas and messages with other people. Using this book, with its easily accessible exercises, can expand your vocal power.
Click here if you decide to get it and use the exercises. It might be fun to record yourself before you start using them, and then again once in a while thereafter.
It will be very gratifying to discover that you truly love the sound of your voice.