This fabulous question came up during a conversation about “Voice – an Essential Tool of Leadership” with a group of managers.
A confident voice is at ease with the sound of itself and how it is coming across to others.
- how it transmits the message in alignment with the speaker’s purpose
- how it is managed by the speaker as they share their message and explore concepts
- how it behaves when the speaker is challenged, questioned and asked for clarifications
- how it shifts across the speaker’s vocal range in alignment with the content, discussions and mood changes of the speaker and their audience
This is why I encourage leaders, managers and influencers to fully explore their unique voices and the behaviours manifested in their voices across a range of situations and circumstances.
For each leader, speaker and influencer, the voice will draw on and demonstrate a range of behaviour choices. Some will be useful, others less so.
By knowing your voice and how it behaves across a range of situations and circumstances you will be better placed to make on-the-spot adjustments.
This will ensure that your message aligns with the purpose of the content and your desired outcomes as a leader, manager and influencer.
Get in touch if you want to explore how your vocal and verbal choices influence your success at work!