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Everything listed under: Voice Over Audition

  • What's Your Frustration?

    Hi Guys!  

    Here's a little video about the importance of communicating your frustration when sharing your story. Enjoy!

    May "The Voice" Be With You,


  • Is Your Voice Projecting Leadership?

    You may be a leader in your field. You have years of knowledge and expertise. But is that what you’re transmitting in your voice?

    Let’s face it. You can write all the books you want and share your knowledge with millions. You may be seen by the world as a voice of authority in your field. Not to take away from the power of the written word, but unless you can also deliver your message with the same power that you write, then you’re missing a great opportunity.

    Let’s start with your voice placement. If you’re speaking from the middle of the mouth, you’re not projecting as much as you could. It’s like playing a guitar with the guitar’s mouth partly covered. The sound will not resonate as much. While you may think that’s not important because you’re miked, the mike can only amplify your sound so much. People will hear you, but your message won’t resonate with your audience as much as it could. One way to rectify this is to change your voice placement to the mask of your face. For a great exercise to accomplish that, check out a previous blog on projection.

    Also, you may be sure of your message, but is that what you’re communicating? In other words, when you’re speaking, are you pausing with ums, and ahs? If that’s the case, then no matter how confident you are of your message, your delivery is not communicating that confidence.

    We’ve all heard people using ums and ahs when speaking. Think about the impression that you get of that person when they’re doing that. It’s certainly not transmitting confidence. So what do you do?

    When speaking, you need to take pauses here and there to take breaths and allow yourself to formulate the next sentence. Here’s a challenge for you: allow yourself that space. Change the ums and ahs into mental pauses. This will allow time for you to visualize what you’re talking about, and to also develop a more powerful and fluid speech delivered with power and confidence.

    Use the exercises above in your next speech or conversation and please share your experience in our comments section.

    And until next time, may “The Voice” be with you and thanks for spreading the word!






  • Are You Speaking From The Heart?

    You may think that your message is heartfelt, but is it coming across that way?  How can you be sure?

    I've listened to all sorts of speakers. Some great, some mediocre. And while most speakers I've listened to are very knowledgeable and passionate about their subject matter, sometimes speakers fail to transmit the love behind the message.

    Ask yourself: why do you do what you do? Why do you choose a particular topic to talk about? Why do you choose a particular audience?  In the end, you're helping people in one way or another.  Whether it be getting them in touch with their emotions or helping them become financially independent.

    So you're coming from a place of love.  But are you transmitting it in your voice? Are you screaming your message? Or are you not connecting with people because your voice is lacking energy and passion?

    Remind yourself of why you're speaking to people in the first place. What is your end goal?  And as you're speaking, put your hand over your heart.  There's no way for your message not to be heartfelt when you're speaking from the heart.  There's real power in feeling your own heartbeat.  And as you feel your own heartbeat, your voice will be infused with love and passion, which in turn, will touch people on an emotional level.

    Try this at your next speaking engagement, recording gig or your next conversation with a loved one and let me know how it goes. And until next time, may "The Voice" be with you and Happy Valentine's Day, everyone!

    Heart to Heart, 













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