This is a necessity for many of us. However, you’d be surprised at how many people struggle to command the respect of others. They struggle to speak with authority.
Many of us struggle with this because we struggle with having confidence in ourselves. It’s no secret that we are constantly being judged. What most of us do not know is that whenever we are being judged, more often than not, we are being judged by the sound of our voices. When you are not confident in the way you sound, you will not be confident in yourself. And this lack of confidence is portrayed to others, who may not take you seriously.
To speak with authority, it is important to know what you are saying. People who are uncertain of what to say often raise the pitch of their voices at the end of their sentences, without even realising it. It is also important to know when to breathe, as this will ensure that you have a steady and deep voice which commands the respect of others. Apart from that, having volume in your speech also helps.
However, all of this would not be possible without the most fundamental ingredient, and that is to practice. One way to do this is to record your voice during a Zoom call with a friend. Listening to a recording of your voice helps you to be aware of the mistakes that you are making, and of the areas that need improvement. Do this as often as you can, and you will be surprised at what this can do for you.
Speaking with authority will certainly improve every area of your life. It will make you more attractive to employers, it will help you to earn the respect of others at the workplace, and it can even help you to earn that well deserved promotion. Do start making this a habit, and it will become part of your natural way of speaking.
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Keeping these tips in mind ensures you feel more comfortable in front of crowds and more confident presenting your material. Remember that believing in yourself and in the information you are presenting is the key to delivering the perfect presentation. Working on these skills now, before you are up for promotion, shows off your ambition, and ensures you are ready when the perfect career opportunity arrives.
Here at Be The Voice, our coaches help clients to use their voice to convey thoughts, ideas and feelings more powerfully, and with confidence by our award winning, and effective Presentation Skills Training conducted locally in Singapore. Contact Us to know more today.