What will set you apart as a leader in your voice? Start paying attention to the leaders you look up to and see if you can find these qualities in them.
TONE of voice. This is literally rolling the emotions in so that we can hear it. Sometimes this means saying what you need to say with a tone to make your feelings clear. Sometimes this not verbally saying what you need to say, but instead saying it with your tone. Leaders don’t have a problem saying what they need to say. There’s no dancing around. A leader will say exactly what needs to be accomplished in words and tone. Leaders take a neutral tone. There is not irritation, passive-aggressiveness, sarcasm, etc. present in their tone, regardless of whether or not they feel it. You lose your power the moment you roll emotion into your tone.
They don’t talk AT you, they talk TO you. Instead of “pushing” the conversation, they are connecting with you, present in the moment instead of barking orders at you and repelling you. They have the ability to make an emotional connection. Leaders make you feel heard – ex: I/You phrases.
Leaders reveal to you who they are but they are not working in an emotional state 100% of the time. They are calm when they speak, even if they are upset. They’re not trying to prove anything. They are calm and collected, regardless of the situation and what may be going on around them. Using these techniques have the power to transform not on your business interactions, but your personal relationships as well.
Until next time, you know what to do. Get out there and speak your truth, just do it beautifully.