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Episode #89 Stop the Dragging S, Especially for Podcasters and On Camera
Welcome to the show!
As you know we are in the middle of a series, voice technique especially for podcasters.
The truth is that all of the techniques are great for anyone in any form whether it’s live speaking, online presentations, water cooler conversation. The voice is the most powerful tool you have because it’s how we determine everything about you.
Now, today’s episode is pretty specific to podcasters but anyone can still benefit from it if they have a dragging s. It’s not the end of the world if you have one but you will get a crisper sound if you get rid of it and it’s not that hard.
The exercise I give in this episode is not hard, it’s just a little strange but if you will do it for about a week you will be able to stop your dragging S and get a sound that might make your life a little easier when it comes to editing.
If you are a podcaster or thinking about becoming one, or you’d just like to learn some great voice technique then you might like to join my 5-Day Voice for Podcasting Challenge.
You can sign up here: http://new.captivatetheroom.com/5-day-podcast-challenge-thank-you/
If you are ready to start your podcast and don’t know where to begin then I’d love to help. You can sign up for my 1-day workshop that is live, online and put your podcast together from start to finish.
You can sign up for that here: http://new.captivatetheroom.com/1-day-podcast-set-up-workshop/
As always, thanks for listening!
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Episode #82 Stop Relying on Speed to Keep Our Attention
Welcome to the show!
Today we are talking about a topic that I deal with on a regular basis and something that I hear people mention a lot! “I go fast so I can keep my audience’s attention.”
Well, here’s the truth…that will never work. The very thing you are trying to achieve can never happen if you rely on the voice element of speed.
Speed is a wonderful tool, used sparingly but what keeps our attention is being captivated. So, how do you captivate? Well, you use all elements of variety, all five of them and you take us on a voice journey. You become unpredictable. By using just one vocal variety element you are predictable.
When you make that one choice and it’s speed, you are adding more to the mix. When you go fast, we can’t always follow you, in fact, more than not we can’t follow you. Remember, we don’t know what you know. By using speed, you are giving us permission to check out.
I think you’ll love this episode and I have no doubt benefit from it!
If you want to really learn how to sound confident and captivate the audience, especially on camera in live streams and videos, then join my 5-Day Voice on Live Stream Challenge, it starts July 9th and you can sign up here:
Run to the Roar
Please forgive me; I’m on a bit of a face your fears tangent. I guess you know where I’m at in life! I’ve got a concept that I teach my one on one clients and in my membership program (you should check it out). It’s called Run to the Roar. The concept, face your fears like a boss! Here’s a little secret, while I’m not afraid to have the spotlight shine on me…ever, I do have lots of fears. At one point several years ago I became paralyzed, literally could not make a decision. I’m the single mother of a child whom I’ve recovered from autism, yes, recovered, talk about run to the roar! For years I never was afraid, I just moved forward and did what had to be done, never fearing hearing no or anything else. Once my son was recovered, I somewhat lost my identity and became terrified of any making any decisions. It was driving me crazy! I understood the concept of facing fears, sure, no problem, but that was not enough for me because I had some Goliath size fears. One day on the phone my mother said to me, “run to the roar Tracy, because the fears aren’t going anywhere until you do”. She was right. The roar to me was HUGE, just as big as my fears. I started taking my fears head on, running right to them and do you know what happened? They weren’t so big after all and just about everything I thought was going to happen, the bad stuff, well, it didn’t!
Because I had such success with this concept and because my clients were indeed themselves paralyzed, I started using it in my consulting. Guess what, it worked! Many of my clients are visual, all of them are smart beyond measure, they all were dealing with huge fears of speaking, presenting, getting on camera, even just communicating with challenging people in the office. Understanding the concept of the fears not going away and the idea of running right up to them and dealing with them head on, in the moment resounded and what it also did was it created a framework to face fears and truly get past them. Because, when you run to the roar, the big old fear and face it head on, you see that what you thought was going to happen, the horrible outcome, 99% of the time doesn’t happen anyway.
So, whatever you are afraid whether it’s presenting live, doing a video, speaking on a podcast or guest show or even day to day communication in business and in relationships, RUN to the roar. Face the fear head on and get to the other side. It is not until you get to the other side of your communication and/or speaking fear that you can truly, truly get your message out loudly and proudly for the entire world to hear. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, someone out in the world, possibly lots of someone’s, really need to hear your message, don’t rob them of that, RUN TO THE ROAR!