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How does your voice sound? Fast and Flat?

‘Fast and flat’ is found in offices, strategy meetings, telephone conversations, coffee shops and homes. It seems that ‘everyone’ is intent on having their say. There is a lot happening so, speaking as quickly as possible allows people to get to the next thing on the day’s agenda. Right? Wrong! The reality is that ‘no-one’ [...]

Voice pitch impact – accidental or by design?

Lately, there have been a few studies that have focused on how an individual’s voice pitch loses impact and changes in the context of different ‘power’ and ‘position’ relationships at work and in professional environments. The key points of the studies put forward that, in the less-powerful speaker: the voice’s pitch becomes higher the voice’s [...]

Do you know what your voice does well?

Recently, I asked this in a group session and was not surprised at the outcome.  Perhaps the answers were due to participants’ drive and focus on purpose. Here is what the group discovered. When it came to work, individuals rapidly identified their strengths. Yet, in relation to individual voice impact, there was minimal personal insight into [...]

What parts do you play with your voice?

This often-cited quote drives today’s post:  “Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.” You are sure to have attended an event, a conference or a meeting where one person dominates the discussions and proceedings.  Their dominance emerges in any of the following behaviours: [...]