Getting Rid of Voice Masks, Getting to the Next Level of Success

Getting Rid of Voice Masks, Getting to the Next Level of Success

Welcome to the show!

 

Do you want to be a captivating movement maker?

There are three things you need to do:
1) We have to be able to connect with you and let them in.
2) You have to reveal who you are.
3) You have to reveal how you feel.

Have you considered how voice masks, barriers, and habits are keeping you from connecting with your audience and your next level? Listen to today’s episode as we unpack these issues: voice masks out, success in.

Every person has vocal habits. They may be things you don’t even think about or know about. Some of the more common or obvious ones include: articulation issues, volume (too loud/too soft), pace (too fast/too slow), struggling to find the words, being stuck in your head, and pronunciation and/or enunciation. Even though those seem like obvious issues to be able to resolve, there are often underlying issues to address: voice barriers. Barriers are akin to bulletproof glass. They keep us from connecting with our audience. They are put in by your conscious to keep you safe, just like bulletproof glass.

People pleasing is a big problem for voice barriers. I also refer to them as voice masks; either way, they are something you hide behind. It can also include: needing to prove, asking for permission, being analytical, being a perfectionist, and being outcome driven. Playing small, not letting us in, not letting us know who you really are is often linked to fear of success.

Ultimately, you’re losing out on the next level of success because you’re hiding behind these masks. If you really want to own the room, we have to first look at the foundational elements. If you want people to do what you want them to do, data is not going to compel them. They need to feel it. Part of it is knowing who you are and part of it is me knowing what I’m looking for, what I’m trying to find as an audience member.

We don’t have to change who you are. We just have to remove the mask from your voice. You put something in place that you believe will get you what you want but it’s the very thing that will keep you from getting what you want. These masks are driven internally by protection but they ultimately prevent connection.

Masks, like bulletproof glass, are clear and sometimes they can be very thick. There are often multiple layers standing in between you as the speaker and me as the audience member. How do we start removing these masks and revealing who we are? Awareness. Being aware of what you’re doing is a huge part. Voice work is much bigger than just getting rid of bad voice habits. There is no amount of warming up your voice that is going to get rid of bad voice habits.
Why are you going to warm up what’s not working anyway? We have to fix these things at the root cause, the barrier. Of course we have to look at muscle memory and technical voice work, but not forever.

I find success when I lean into what I know, even without warming up:
Reveal how I feel
No barriers
Create a Connection
5 Elements
Voice Journey

Get out there and speak your truth; just do it beautifully.

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Revealing the Best Version of You with Rob

Revealing the Best Version of You with Rob

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Listen in on today’s coaching session with Rob where I’ll help him reveal the best version of himself.

Get out there and speak your truth; just do it beautifully.

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7 Seconds to Captivate

7 Seconds to Captivate

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Every 7 seconds, our brain tells us to check out. If you’re not using your voice in a way to captivate, you’re giving your audience permission to check out. Once you lose them, it is incredibly difficult to get them back.

Today, we’ll look at what it takes to captivate in those first 7 seconds and beyond: creating unpredictability with your voice.

Within the first 30 seconds that we hear your voice, we are determining everything about you. This is one of the reasons why the voice is so important. If your voice is full of masks and barriers, we’re going to determine who you are based on what we hear and it may not be the best version of yourself.

1) Don’t lose us
2) If you do, you’ll have to work even harder to get us back as an audience member.

You’re potentially focusing on your words only to keep my attention. Yes, you need the correct words and an attention getter, but you need vocal unpredictability from the start.

Captivating the room is about unpredictability; you never know where I’m going to go next. Take your audience on a journey. This does not mean that every 7 seconds you must make a shift, but it should be close. Work up to it: you start rolling stuff in. You start being more unpredictable. You start creating more of a journey; build from there.

You can have the best writer – the best content – on earth, but if you’re not bringing those words to life, creating unpredictability, and taking me on a journey, you’re not going to captivate me. When I know how you feel I can connect with you. I learn how you feel through the use of vocal variety. Start rolling in those 5 elements. What do you need to roll in that will reveal how you feel? Just start with one and build from there; make your journey bigger, broader, and better.

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Voice Aversions

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We all have aversions to certain vocal variety elements. These can limit your clients, audience, opportunities, and your income.

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Everybody has a go-to technique and everyone has an aversion. I see the greatest aversions in speed and volume: slow/fast and high/low.

You shouldn’t have a go-to; you should use all five elements to vary your vocal elements. Find a balance with your vocal techniques to avoid repelling those in your audience who have an aversion to your “go-to” vocal element. Figure out your go-to and start rolling in the opposite. This will help get you to the next level in your vocal technique.

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Rewriting the Voice Story from the Inside Out

Rewriting the Voice Story from the Inside Out

Welcome to the show!

Today’s episode is a voice coaching episode and I will be analyzing our guest’s voice. Our guest, Leah Carey, has an exceptionally fascinating field of work: sexual communication coach. She uses her experience and her voice on her podcast, Good Girls Talk About Sex, to work with women and couples to figure out what it is they want in the bedroom and how to advocate for that (and get it!).

You will not see our guest but understand that it still takes a certain level of vulnerability to have your voice analyzed by a complete stranger.  Prior to this interview, I had only spoken with her for 3 minutes. Keep in mind while listening that I have no notes, no idea what I will hear, write or fix during this episode. Listen along as Leah describes her journey from no idea how to express herself to being comfortable to advocating for herself to now working with me to make the outside voice match the inside transformation she’s had.

The voice is the orchestra of the heart. In this episode I will help Leah reach her potential and reveal how she truly feels through her voice.

Just as you would consult a medical professional for personal medical needs, keep in mind that diagnoses and techniques provided in this coaching session are not a one-size-fits-all.

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How to Command Authority with Your Voice

How to Command Authority with Your Voice

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Are you missing opportunities to confidently express your ideas in a way that makes people want to listen?

How do you command the room when everyone around you is loud, fast and trying to stand out from the crowd?

Listen to today’s podcast to learn about what commanding authority is, what it isn’t, and how you can command authority with your voice.

Commanding the room is not:

Pushing, shoving, holding on tight, loud, masked, or arrogant.

Think about C Suites you may know: they have mastered the ability to let people in and get them to listen without shoving it at people.

Ask yourself:

Are you commanding authority or controlling through fear?

Do you have the respect of your peers and audience?

 

What does it take?

Vocal energy – the right kind; the best version of your own personal, vocal energy.

Pushing vs. Pulling:

You can push but incorporate pull. Push repels. Pull cares.

Say what you want and need to say without judgment. Own the space. Stay in the now.  Don’t let yourself be pulled into past or future worries.

Own and commit to what you’re saying.

Even if you’re not sure about an answer, own it and let your audience know you’ll find out.

Knock it out of the park when people hear you speak.

 

Revealing Who You Are:

This is found in your words.

Which words do you choose? How do you use them?

Reveal how you feel: this takes courage and is about vocal variety, letting people in.

It is safer to be loud, pushy, arrogant and keep people at arm’s length. This creates the cycle of come here/go away.

You can look at it from a technical standpoint and consider the 5 technical elements: Pause, Loud/Quite, Slow/Fast, Pitch, Play

OR

Consider if you are revealing to your audience how you feel.

Express the emotion with your voice: sadness, joy, anger, frustration, inspiration, passion, expectation, etc. with the use of vocal variety.

Take people on a journey. This is the ultimate nugget of commanding authority and is owning your space, voice, and story in a more vulnerable way.

 

How do you know you’re commanding?

When you can be comfortable in the stillness, in being heard, in the pause, silence, and stillness with eyes on you.

When you can stop trying; when you can release the grip on the outcome and worry about what others think of you. Then you are able to own the space and command authority.

 

Commanding authority happens from the stage but can also happen in your cubicle, on sales calls, and in relationships. It’s not about domination. It’s about owning and revealing.

 

Ask yourself:

Which of those do you do?

Which of those do you not do?

Which elements can you start adding in to get to the next level?

 

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