Using your voice properly and effectively while speaking and recording is important in order to convey an air of authority. It’s also important so that you can make it to the end of the speech – heck, sometimes just to the end of the sentence! – without running out of breath support for your words.
You may think you know where I’m going with this post about audio products, exercise and priorities. You might be right, but I bet you’re not. Let’s see who wins!
In a moment of clarity this morning, I noticed my surroundings as I parked to go to the gym. The gym is in a suburban strip mall in a space previously occupied by a grocery store, and at the front of the parking lot is a fast-food place that features a large, yellow, double-humped iconic logo. You know the one I mean! Continue reading Audio Products, Exercise and Priorities
Time. Who has enough of that? Multi-tasking has become second nature for many people, which is great news for writers, speakers, trainers and coaches who offer audio products. Multi-tasking professionals use audio products as a way to learn while accomplishing something else: travel, exercise, chores, etc.
It’s beginning to look a lot like summer school! Three different organizations have asked me to present for their members next week – two webinars and one in-person seminar – and you’re invited to attend, too!
Do you have travel plans this summer? I’m about to go for a drive, from the Atlanta area to the Memphis area. And you can bet I’ll be taking along an audio book, plus audio products I’ve purchased from speakers so I can learn as I drive.
Do you work with a business coach? I do, and don’t know what I’d do without her. She keeps me focused and she keeps me accountable. She’s available to brainstorm solutions to the obstacles that get in the way of every growing business. And she keeps me pointed in the direction of success.
It happens at least once a week – someone touches base with me, saying that everyone tells them they should be doing voicework. They should be a voiceover artist. They have a voice made for movie trailers, radio commercials and emceeing television shows. They either want to know how to break into the business or they want me to hire them.
This is a great compliment, every time it happens, and I take it as a compliment. Voicework professionals make this look so easy that people think anyone can do it. That’s high praise!
As we approach Father’s Day, I want to acknowledge Dad and share a story with you.
From the time I was a little girl – we’re talking 5 years old – I heard one phrase a lot: “Sandy, don’t monopolize the conversation.” Both Mom and Dad had to haul it out often when we had company. Apparently I was born talking!
When I was nine, I landed my first part in a play. It was a singing part and I really wanted a speaking part. Over the next seven years, I landed lots of speaking parts in lots of other plays. Continue reading Talking for a Living