COMMUNICATION : TONE OF VOICE

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Let me start with example and practise. What does each word emphasis communicate. Read and repeat the same sentence a few times by empathising on word marked in BOLD

I don’t think you should go.”-  I’m communicating what I think, it’s my opinion.

“I don’t think you should go.” That means I disagree.

“I don’t think you should go.” Well, I’m not sure but that’s what I think / uncertain

“I don’t think you should go.” Well clearly here I’m saying, you shouldn’t be the one to go let somebody else go.- Instruction

“I don’t think you should go.” You shouldn’t be obligated to go that’s what I’m communicating there-Persuasion

 “I don’t think you should go.” You shouldn’t go but maybe you can be involved in another way –assessment

Remember you have to articulate for success. When the internet first emerged into the workplace and was called the world wide web. What a tongue twister. But a good reminder that you have to practice clear articulation if you want to find your best voice.

Before you start with some of these articulation practice lines, stretch and relax your facial muscles.

Big mouth. Warm up your jaw by saying, “Round and round.” And work your articulation much more than you would in daily conversation. Over articulating is something you should definitely do if you’re speaking in public. Practice by saying, “Up and down”, and warm up your vocal cords like a singer sing along, la la la.

Now the muscles and cords are warmed up, it’s time for some tongue twisters. Record yourself saying these.

  • I saw Susie sitting in a shoeshScreen Shot 2015-08-12 at 6.27.48 pmine shop.
  • Roberta ran rings around the Roman ruins.
  • How many cookies could a good cook cook, if a good cook could cook cookies?
  • Where she sits she shines, and where she shines she sits.

Finding your best voice will not happen overnight. Some things you can continue to do after reading my article, is record yourself so that you can go back and listen to and get feedback from trusted others. Practice standing and seated. Smile if you tend to sound too serious. Read children stories to your kids, if you are told that you are too monotonous. Keep working on sounding natural. With the right pitch, volume, inflection, and articulation, to cultivate your best speaking voice.

On regular basis Keep Practising by Taking a deep breath, in filing your diaphragm and as you exhale, place your hand on your stomach to feel that breath coming out. Let the air come out as the sound streams from your mouth. Repeat as you stand and you feel air following your sounds all the way from diaphragmto your throat and your mouth. Now, say something. For example, sing a happy birthday songas you breathe in and out.

Small but excellent TIPS….. Guys I have done it and sure you can do it.

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About anubhamauryaw

Anubha,a Trainer, Facilitator & OD&L Professional, drive to make things happen. A prolific Human Process Interventionist, created PRISM Philosophy, ( Prepare. Respect. Implement. Share. Maintain) carries 16 years of rich experience have worked with top of the line blue chip organizations like Honeywell, ICICI Bank, Moody ICL Certification were she was heading ODL, Trainings & Quality verticals. Her areas of expertise include human process intervention, Organisation Development, Change engagement Learning, Team building, POSH and Quality implementation. She is Consultant as Change Engagement & Learning for OD and delivers corporate training programs at national and international platform and First lady from India doing research on FOLLOWERSHIP. She is the Self-Discipline Strategist who relates profound truths coupled with humorous anecdotes empowering professionals to conquer their apprehension. Her work involves direct observation, real time feedback, experiential learning and coaching following Andragogy principles. Self-directed and self-motivated, Charismatic and persuasive, with the ability to rely on logic and facts to support her positions. In times of pressure, tend to be objective in her approach and direct in her communication. Naturally, optimistic, you seek out the possibilities in life. Her creativity and ability to solve problems are some of her greatest strengths. This paired with drive, vision, and methodical approach allows her to create new opportunities, keeping her experiences fresh and exciting. Preferring to develop new ideas rather than maintaining systems already in place. Bold person, whose character is marked by originality, expressiveness, generosity, determination, and a keen eye for details Natural born communicator and an adept social navigator, often others will sit by, engage new people or invite others in to make them feel at home. With a talent for creative reasoning and big picture thinking, she is a great innovator and are typically seen this way by others. Her energy and forward thinking can generate a team-oriented environment, helping to accomplish goals by motivating others, while creating an atmosphere that is fun and exciting.

19 responses »

  1. voice modulation plays major role , stress on wrong word changes the whole meaning of sentence …… i really want to learn this in these 4 days

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  2. Tone of voice and voice modulation is very important while communicating with others. Thank you for sharing this valuable information. I believe these 4 days will help us alot.

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