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Don’t Underestimate the Power of Your Voice

Don’t Underestimate the Power of Your Voice

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Our Voices

Our voices matter as much as our words matter. They have the power to awaken the senses and lead others to act, close deals, or land us successful job interviews.

Through our voices, we create nuances of meaning, convey our emotions, and find the secret to communicating our executive pres...

The Principles Of Vocalics

The key lies in harnessing our voices using the principles of vocalics.

Vocalics primarily consists of three linguistic elements: stress (volume), intonation (rising and falling tone), and rhythm (pacing). By combining vocalics with public speaking skills, we can colour our words with the ...

How to Harness Your Voice: Turn It up A Bit

Crank up your volume: No, we don’t mean shout. 

The effective use of volume goes beyond trying to be the loudest person in the room. To direct the flow of any conversation, you must overtly stress what linguists call focus words. When you intentionally place volume on certain words, you emp...

The Melody Of Your Voice

Use a powerful speech style: The key to achieving a powerful speech style, particularly during job interviews and hiring decisions, is to first concentrate on the “melody” of your voice, also called intonation. This rise or fall of our voice conveys grammatical meaning (questions or statements) o...

Pacing And Rhythm

Calibrate your vocal rhythm with the right melody: Our messages are perceived differently depending on the way we use rhythm in our voices. Deliberately varying our pacing with compelling pauses creates “voiced” punctuation, a powerful way to hold the pulse of the moment.

We often imagine c...

The Bottom Line

The more definitive you are with speaking in chunked phrases, the more time others will have to process your ideas, and the more clarity you will achieve. Moreover, thought groups, when combined with the volume changes of focus words and the intonation of a powerful speaking style, have been show...

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