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What is the key to influencing

At a recent event, I was asked by a medical specialist who, on hearing what I do for influencers and leaders, wondered how he could better influence his patients to make lifestyle changes that would contribute to improved health outcomes. The answer is universal: ‘What is in it for each individual to make the recommended [...]

‘Coy Voice’ Syndrome

Look up the meaning of ‘coy’ and you’ll find ‘pretense of ….’ in one of the definitions… Also words like ‘artifice’ and ‘deliberate playfulness’ pepper the description of the word. While this behavioural ploy may have had dubious relevance in previous eras, it is not to women’s advantage in these days and times. And that [...]

Your Voice builds Success

Do you notice when your voice supports you? Have you, at times, experienced how your voice can limit your success? These two issues occur hand-in-hand and, with a flicker of uncertainty or surprise in your voice’s regular habits.  Those that you rely on for spoken word success, can falter under pressure or tension. When this [...]

What caused that??

Yes, there are times when the sound of one’s voice takes us by surprise… Just last week, I was speaking to a concerned colleague who called me for help.  During a tense and demanding conversation, her voice, as she put it, ‘dropped out.. was ‘missing in action’. “It has never happened before, Sandra! It just [...]