Have you ever spoken to someone on the phone that you’ve never met, yet instantly liked them? It might be rare in our society but some people have a telephone manner that creates an instant connection, and listening to them it’s easy to feel engaged and relaxed.
Although appearance is a big part of how people perceive us, how we speak plays a much bigger role in the overall impression we create than most people think. Vocal pitch, tonality and your choice of words create a picture in a listener’s mind about who you are as a person – either somebody they can like and trust, or not.
If you’re looking to improve your voice here are some of the best steps you can take:
Work with an expert
If you’ve ever listened to a recording of your own voice then you know how difficult it can be to assess your own voice. This is partly because the voice you hear when you speak is transmitted through the bones in your skull which give it a false sense of bass. This is the reason that your voice may sound higher when you listen back to it.
But you’re also biased when it comes to your own voice – and are unable to accurately pinpoint your vocal strengths and weaknesses. Working with a professional coach to improve your voice is possibly one of the most important things you can do for your career as somebody who speaks clearly and confidently is an asset to any business.
Use the right tools
Expert coaches need expert tools, and technology has progressed to the point where it can be an incredibly powerful tool in helping you make the adjustments needed to boost vocal clarity and confidence.
By working with artificial intelligence software, professional vocal coaches are able to give you an incredibly accurate assessment of your voice and your habitual vocal patterns.
Learn to listen
People don’t want to be talked at, they want to be talked to and becoming a better speaker requires becoming a better listener.
Learning to engage as a listener, by adjusting your own voice to match, mirror and pace the person you’re speaking to is a vital skill for your career and for your life.
At Jabba, we combine the best of human knowledge and AI precision to create powerful courses that can change lives. If you’re a team leader, an entrepreneur or somebody who wants to harness the power of your voice for greater success and happiness then browse our voice training courses or contact us for a tailored solution to your training needs.