Sometimes, when I speak to people about how I help them tap into the power of their voice to project, I’ll get a few who’ll respond, “Oh, I don’t need that, everyone tells me I’m loud!” While you may be projecting when you’re being loud, it doesn’t mean that you’re projecting correctly — it’s most likely that you are yelling. And what do you think of when you hear yelling? It sounds like aggression, anger, like people about to get into a fight.
We’ve all been in certain places where we’ll hear loud voices that are 10 notches above everyone else’s, and at first listen, it sounds like an argument. But then, you see the two people being amicable. They’re just yelling at each other in friendly conversation. And though that may be the way these people communicate with each other, most people won’t be as receptive to this way of communicating. When you Project correctly, there shouldn’t be any reason to yell during a regular conversation. Instead, vary the energies in your speech between kinetic and psychological energy to excite your listener, engage them, then reel them into your story. For tips on how to accomplish that, check out the following blog post I wrote (Click here for more).
Until next time, may “The Voice” be with you and thanks for spreading the word!