How to say no part 2 of 4, Do not go on and on.

I love listening to loads of different voices, listening to the tones, sounds and uniqueness of our voice.

 

This blog is a snippet from my podcast and video where you can listen and watch the full versions here.

 

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No one likes a rambler or a broken record do they? When you say no it might make a further muddy escape from the situation and you give your listener more ammunition to convince you otherwise.

 

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If you give reason upon the reason of your ‘no’ too much, it can seem like you’re lying – or worse still, it can allow the asker to find a way to ground you down and make you say yes.

 

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I am excited to see you improve in this area. Don’t forget the next part is out next week, so stay tuned.

 

Listen to my Podcast or watch the Youtube video for the rest of my thoughts on this topic on these links don’t forget.

Podcast: https://anchor.fm/leighannes-voice

Videos: https://youtu.be/cOQuCBgYil0

Blog: http://leighannesvoice.com/news/

 

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How to say no part 1 of 4, just say no.

I love listening to loads of different voices, listening to the tones, sounds and uniqueness of our voice.

 

This blog is a snippet from my podcast and video where you can listen and watch the full versions here.

 

Podcast: https://anchor.fm/leighannes-voice

 

Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCehL5ORpvJh4FJIWoRaIg2w

 

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Just say no. You feel bad? Naaaaah doesn’t feel bad. The word no is mega-powerful and has an impact. Say the word daily until you get more comfy with it. If it helps give a No+ reason why, if it helps to soften the blow.

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It might help to give these alternatives too: Not, ‘Not at this time’, not ‘I don’t think so’, not ‘I’m not sure’, not ‘Maybe next time’. 

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Try it the next time you get asked to do something you really don’t want to do.

 

I am excited to see you improve in this area. Don’t forget the next part is out next week, so stay tuned.

 

Listen to my Podcast or watch the Youtube video for the rest of my thoughts on this topic on these links don’t forget.

Podcast: https://anchor.fm/leighannes-voice

Videos: https://youtu.be/cOQuCBgYil0

Blog: http://leighannesvoice.com/news/

 

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How to speak effectively in your interview part 4 of 4

I love listening to loads of different voices, listening to the tones, sounds and uniqueness of our voice.

 

This blog is a snippet from my podcast and video where you can listen and watch the full versions here.

 

Podcast: https://anchor.fm/leighannes-voice

 

Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCehL5ORpvJh4FJIWoRaIg2w

 

This is part 4 of 4.

 

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Handshake

Your handshake it needs to be strong firm, don’t squeeze or crack someone’s knuckles but make sure you give a firm shake with good eye contact at the same time.  If you don’t know how to shake hands properly, then learn with your friends and family.

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Smile

Smile and look your interviews in the eye and they’re going to smile back. Make sure you keep smiling throughout the whole interview because you know what smiling does? Nope, let me tell you, it raises the tone and brings a joyful sound into your voice.

 

I am excited to see you improve in this area. Don’t forget the next part is out next week, so stay tuned.

Listen to my Podcast or watch the Youtube video for the rest of my thoughts on this topic on these links don’t forget.

Podcast: https://anchor.fm/leighannes-voice

Videos: https://youtu.be/cOQuCBgYil0

Blog: http://leighannesvoice.com/news/

 

If you want to improve the way you speak?

 

Please feel free to book a 30 minutes FREE discovery call where I can hear the way you speak, give some tips and a plan to keep sharpening up in this area for you. Click below https://calendly.com/leighannesvoice/30min

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How to speak effectively in your interview part 3 of 4

I love listening to loads of different voices, listening to the tones, sounds and uniqueness of our voice.

 

This blog is a snippet from my podcast and video where you can listen and watch the full versions here.

 

Podcast: https://anchor.fm/leighannes-voice

 

Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCehL5ORpvJh4FJIWoRaIg2w

 

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  • Use the S.T.A.R technique

 

When you’re in the interview people often use the star competency interview technique to interview and it’s basically a tool to help them gain an understanding of who you are, what you can do and how are you going to fit in the team. 

 

S: situation 

T:  task 

A: action 

R: result 

 

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So when you answer the questions, always respond in the order of this technique. So you might say that the situation was there was no water in the office due to a strike. So the task was to get water into the building. Then an action you personal took was to get a shopping trolley and buy 5x big bottles of water and the result was none of the team were dehydrated on a hot summer’s day. 

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Ok so getting ready to nail your next interview just by speaking effectively it’s not just by speaking though.  It’s also, how you dress, like make sure that you look appropriate for the industry going into to. So if you going into a fashion house, look like a trendsetter or in a bank then wear a sharp suit.

 

 

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I am excited to see you improve in this area. Don’t forget the next part is out next week, so stay tuned.

 

Listen to my Podcast or watch the Youtube video for the rest of my thoughts on this topic on these links don’t forget.

Podcast: https://anchor.fm/leighannes-voice

Videos: https://youtu.be/cOQuCBgYil0

Blog: http://leighannesvoice.com/news/

 

If you want to improve the way you speak?

 

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How to speak effectively in your interview part 2 of 4

I love listening to loads of different voices, listening to the tones, sounds and uniqueness of our voice.

 

This blog is a snippet from my podcast and video where you can listen and watch the full versions here.

 

Podcast: https://anchor.fm/leighannes-voice

 

Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCehL5ORpvJh4FJIWoRaIg2w

 

This is part 2 of 4.

 

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Ask questions 

When you’re going for an interview you need to make sure that you’re prepared with engaging questions to make it look like you want the job.  Try to prepare stuff like:

  • What are the opportunities for promotion?
  • How can I implement new innovation?
  • What are the multi-agency working opportunities? 
  • When will I be notified if I’m successful,
  • How will I be notified, 
  • When does this role start 
  • Is there going to be a chance of a handover with the person leave him
  • How many people will I be working with 
  • What training is offered 
  • What floor will I be located on 
  • What are the company benefits 
  • What’s the dress code what are the hours 
  • What are the times for x?

 

As you can see the list goes on and on the list goes on and on and on as you see.

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  • Thank you note

 

Send a handwritten thank you note or card to the person who interviewed you. Make sure you’re nice you speak and encouraging to everyone.  Leave a good impression the moment you come in and when you leave because the interviewer may even go and ask the person who’s bringing you into the interview room.  So you don’t want to shoot yourself in the foot just by being rude to someone. 

 

 

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I am excited to see you improve in this area. Don’t forget the next part is out next week, so stay tuned.

 

Listen to my Podcast or watch the Youtube video for the rest of my thoughts on this topic on these links don’t forget.

Podcast: https://anchor.fm/leighannes-voice

Videos: https://youtu.be/cOQuCBgYil0

Blog: http://leighannesvoice.com/news/

 

If you want to improve the way you speak?

 

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How to speak effectively in your next interview part 1 of 4

 

I love listening to loads of different voices, listening to the tones, sounds and uniqueness of our voice.

This blog is a snippet from my podcast and video where you can listen and watch the full versions here.

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Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCehL5ORpvJh4FJIWoRaIg2w

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  • Speak positively 

 

Use positive language, so, for example, you can use words like “when I’m in the role,  when I’m in the position, when I start the job or when I begin work with you or when I join the team. ” make it look in the interview that you’ve already been offered the job ok.

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  • Interview the interviewer 

 

How can I be interviewing the interviewer? Interviews are a two-way street and it is not just about them checking you out. You are looking for credentials seeing if you’d fit well to the team you need to ask questions to find out if this is a company that you can gel with all the team. Are you someone that can work with, can this be a potential manager? You need to also assess and determine if you can work there as well at the same time while they’re assessing if they can work with you.

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I am excited to see you improve in this area. Don’t forget the next part is out next week, so stay tuned.

 

Listen to my Podcast or watch the Youtube video for the rest of my thoughts on this topic on these links don’t forget.

Podcast: https://anchor.fm/leighannes-voice

Videos: https://youtu.be/cOQuCBgYil0

Blog: http://leighannesvoice.com/news/

 

If you want to improve the way you speak?

 

Please feel free to book a 30 minutes FREE discovery call where I can hear the way you speak, give some tips and a plan to keep sharpening up in this area for you. Click below https://calendly.com/leighannesvoice/30min

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Podcaster Tips 6 to 10 (part Two)

I love listening to loads of different voices , listening to the tones, sounds and uniqueness of our voice.

 

This blog is a snippet from my podcast and video where you can listen and watch the full versions here.

Podcast: https://anchor.fm/leighannes-voice

Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCehL5ORpvJh4FJIWoRaIg2w

 

This is part two of my 10 tips on how to improve your podcasting skills  so that people listen to what you say rather than just all of the mistakes or how you’re saying it wrong this is part 1 of 2 podcasting tips.  I left the links below to catch up on what you might have missed. 

 

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  • Your mood or personality 

 

If you are feeling sad,down or tearful… these vibes can come through your voice. So you might need to give yourself a pep talk to get livo and do star jumps or something so you can be at your most hyper energy. 

 

 

 

  • Flaunt your storytelling skills

 

Engage your listeners with great relatable stories , what you learnt or what you will start or stop doing since the experiment 

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  • Relax

 

Free flow and sound like you are talking to your friends and family.

 

A great speaker doesn’t memorise their speech or constantly think about what they’re going to say next. They’re paying attention to the audience. They’re feeling themselves in the moment. They are completely focused on the task at hand.

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  • Know your stuff with passion or when you don’t know say it too

 

So obviously you have a huge following because you know your stuff, got passion for it and keep it real.

 

 

  • Use a shield to reduce plosives

 

There is no way around it the Ps or Bs are always going to hit the mic hard. A way to reduce this is to use a mic shield, drink water to lubricate your mouth and when you are saying words like please,  boss, pleasant etc move your mouth slightly off the mic to reduce the plosive impact.

 

You can do it.

 

Hope you enjoyed part two of my podcaster  tips and catch up on part 1 on the links below.

 

Listen to my Podcast or watch the Youtube video for the rest of my thoughts on this topic on these links don’t forget.

Podcast: https://anchor.fm/leighannes-voice

Videos: https://youtu.be/cOQuCBgYil0

Blog: http://leighannesvoice.com/news/

 

If you want to improve the way you speak ?

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Podcaster Tips 1 to 5 (part 1) 

 

I love listening to loads of different voices , listening to the tones, sounds and uniqueness of our voice.

 

This blog is a snippet from my podcast and video where you can listen and watch the full versions here.

Podcast: https://anchor.fm/leighannes-voice

Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCehL5ORpvJh4FJIWoRaIg2w

 

This is part one of my 10 tips on how to improve your podcasting skills  so that people listen to what you say rather than just all of the mistakes or how you’re saying it wrong this is part 1 of 2 podcasting tips.  I left the links below to catch up on what you might have missed. 

 

Shout out to all the podcasts keeping us  educated, faithfully strong, learning lots,  laughing on the commute to work, hitting that morning run or doing the cleaning on a Saturday morning. 

 

The choice is huge for listeners right now , everyone has a podcast now,  it is more unusual when people do not have a pod. 

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Ok so some tips if you are a podcaster or thinking of starting one. Let me give you some tips to keep your listeners tuned in rather than turned off by your voice.

 

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  • Slow down when speaking 

 

The way you speak to your friends,  family or over the phone can often be much faster than the speed for a podcast. 

Slow down, let the listeners enjoy what you say and how you say. 

 

 

  • Use defined pauses to create interests,  or a powerful point 

 

Now don’t feel pressured to fill all the talking time with talking yaaaaaay. The silences can often speak more than your words. 

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  • How loud do your speak

 

Your voice volume is key to your audience listening and staying to listen to the whole podcast.

 

  1. Do you sound interesting  …have you got rhythm to your voice. 

 

 

  • What is the breathing like

 

 Your breathing controls how you sound. Have you ever tried talking while running fast out on the treadmill or after you walked up 4 flights of stairs. Sound breathy right, control your breathing so you can sound energetic through the whole talk.

 

Listen to my Podcast or watch the Youtube video for the rest of my thoughts on this topic on these links don’t forget.

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Videos: https://youtu.be/cOQuCBgYil0

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Some Common Public Speaking Mistakes (part 2)

I love listening to loads of different voices , listening to the tones, sounds and uniqueness of our voice.

 

This blog is a snippet from my podcast and video where you can listen and watch the full versions here.

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So all of us have been to a speech or debate or presentation and there’s something a little bit off with the speaker they’re doing something wrong or it’s just boring all their making mistakes and it’s it’s just distracting in your hoodie listen to what they’re saying.

 

This is part two of my 10 tips on how to improve your public speaking so that people listen to what you say rather than just all of the mistakes so click the links below to catch up on the parts that you might have missed. 

 

6. Poor Organisation

 

 

You need to keep in a good flow so that people engage, listen and not become bored with everything that you are talking about it.

It helps to have some visuals, pictures, background music or something to add in addition to what you’re saying. Although your voice may be nice to you, your friends and family it  might not be so much the chosen earcandy to your audience listening. Keep looking at the audience to check their following what you’re saying too.

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7. Low Energy

 

I think it’s key just get your energy up, do some star jumps or jog on the spot, stretch,do something to kinda get the adrenaline going in your body before you go and do a speech or talk at work. Make sure  you coming there at 110% rather than like I’ve just had my dinner and I’m really tired. Always be aware of your style, your speed, your volume, intonation make sure that your voice stays engaging. Do not be boring or montone.


8. Bad Timing

You might have to up the ante when doing a speech in front of a team meeting or business presentation is not like speaking to your friends and family or over the phone you got to come with more energy more depth for more volume more detail and your timing needs to be probably a little bit faster pace and when you talk about your regular day to day things to keep people interested and timeless key causes a very hard point or a challenging point give that as a slow pools behind it to show the importance of it

 

9. Reading (too much) from Notes

 

Something is good and great to have notes but don’t read off them you could have just handed out your speech as an email if that’s what you can do use them to prompt you to remind you don’t write sentences out on your notebook saw your post it notes that has them as I could just remind of the Themes or topics you going to it’s so much easier to speak to someone who’s freestyling speaking naturally about a topic that they know maybe they’ve got a few pointers and a content sheet but do it in that way I’d highly suggest do not rely heavily on your notes because it comes across that way is stiff not connected and not caring even and there’s no eye contact what she spoke about in last week’s blog plus it’s not natural to talk from a piece of paper.

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10. Using Space Inappropriately
Prep your room and  location before the talk starts to see how much space you’ve got to make sure that you can walk up and down the stairs or get to the desk on the podium safely. Make sure you know where  all the equipment is, if you need to use a microphone and projectors and laptops and clicking in and out of computers and check you can see everyone and everything. Walk around and do not just sit on a chair or stand in the same place like you’re a statue

 

Keep practicing the only way you’re going to improve is keep going over it and no one’s perfect as a public speaker there are some very great ones like Oprah, Obama and  Tony Blair to name a few. You need to keep working on a daily basis if you have to speak at work,have to give presentations you need to know how to present yourself effectively and all these skills that I have given in part 1 and part 2 are going to help you be more effective in these situations.

 

Keep going.

 

Hope you enjoyed part 2 of my public speaking tips and catch up on part 1 on the links below.

 

Listen to my Podcast or watch the Youtube video for the rest of my thoughts on this topic on these links don’t forget.

Podcast: https://anchor.fm/leighannes-voice

Videos: https://youtu.be/cOQuCBgYil0

I love listening to loads of different voices , listening to the tones, sounds and uniqueness of our voice.

 

This blog is a snippet from my podcast and video where you can listen and watch the full versions here.

Podcast: https://anchor.fm/leighannes-voice

Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCehL5ORpvJh4FJIWoRaIg2w

Blog: http://leighannesvoice.com/news/

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10x Public Speaking Mistakes (part 1)

I love listening to loads of different voices , listening to the tones, sounds and uniqueness of our voice.

This blog is a snippet from my podcast and video where you can listen and watch the full versions here.
Podcast: https://anchor.fm/leighannes-voice
Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCehL5ORpvJh4FJIWoRaIg2w

So all of us have been to a speech or debate or presentation and there’s something a little bit off with the speaker they’re doing something wrong or it’s just boring all their making mistakes and it’s just distracting in your head to listen to what they’re saying.

This is part one of my 10 tips on how to improve your public speaking so that people listen to what you say rather than just all of the mistakes or how you’re saying it wrong this is part 1 of my 10 tips on how to improve your public speaking to the people listen to what you say rather than just all of the mistake for how you’re saying it wrong .

1. I cannot hear you

The problem of speaking far too softly. If you speak softly you have to use a microphone. There’s no real way around it. Especially if you need to speak to a huge audience or it’s in a big room where your voice may not naturally travel. You need to clearly articulate all of the words loud and clear.Also you have to speak a little bit louder than you regular talking voice if you’re in front of a big audience. So all of that mumbling, talking and quietly is not going to work in a huge room with a large audience or when there is lots of background noise. If you’re speaking at an evening dinner or Gala. You better be speaking clear loud or just keep quiet and sit down.

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2. Stuttering or Saying “Um”

So it’s really common for people to say the word um, or make sounds or things just to kind of fill in gaps. If you don’t know what to say, then, just don’t say anything. It can make it seem like you’re more at ease. But then sometimes if you’re on a podcast or on the phone, and you just constantly saying “um”, that’s what people can often start focusing on rather than what the content of what you’re trying to say.

3. Stiff Body Movements

What is your body language? Because as well as what you’re saying is key, how are you presenting yourself? So make sure that you’re wearing clothes that are appropriate for the talk, for the event, day, for the time for what you’re saying. Make sure your body language and dress code goes along with what you are trying to share.Make sure your body language is confident is too. You are human, not a robot standing there talking to people, whether you’re sharing the year end stats or doing the presentation of an award.Let your body move.If it’s helpful for your talk, walk around, because if you do stand up in one place for 10 minutes, half an hour, 45 minutes, that can be quite boring. Plus that can bring down your energy then might affect your tone of your voice.

 

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4 Poor Eye Contact suggests nerves or a lack of confidence

Eye contact is key everywhere. Even if you’re talking to just one person or two hundred people. Eye contact builds trust and confidence.When in front of a large audience, I know it can be terrifying, but good eye contact, it is essential. It is just got to be done. Practice it, keep going with it. Be comfortable in yourself , be comfortable with eye contact. Even if the person drops your gaze still keep looking at them.

5. Lack of Facial Expressions

Your facial expressions help tell what is going on in your mind. Like obviously, I’m not telling you to be Jim Carrey, with your face, pulled in all different directions and stuff. But your facial expressions must go along with what you’re saying, including in support of your body language too. So don’t look at the floor. Don’t day gaze. Don’t stare at people in the front row for too long, that is just weird. If you can catch a few people’s eyes, s,ile and engage them then move on. Don’t keep a straight face and if it was a joke, then laughs or smiles. Laugh too if it’s relevant to the topic. If you haven’t got any facial expressions at all, you’re boring to watch and you’re even more boring to listen to. So It’s your choice.

Listen to my Podcast or watch the Youtube video for the rest of my thoughts on this topic on these links don’t forget.
Podcast: https://anchor.fm/leighannes-voice
Videos: https://youtu.be/cOQuCBgYil0

If you want to improve the way you speak ?
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