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Tips to create a Ted Talk part 4 of 4: Be Yourself

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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No one likes a counterfeit product. It is so annoying if you buy something on eBay and the designer label is hanging off. No one wants a fake speaker either.

 

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Some speakers may try to sound like someone they admire instead of being themselves, just be you. You are an original, not a photocopy…I saw that quote online somewhere. 

 

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I think imitate some good parts of great speakers like Obama, Martin Luther King, Judi Dench and The Rock to name but a few but still be you, sound like you, use words that you know and jokes that your audience will laugh at too.
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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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Tips to create a Ted Talk Part 3 of 4: Connect not just throw Content

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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Connect with a story to help your audience relate to you, see why you are relevant for what you are going to share. As an example, I saw Tony Robbins once at a conference and he talked about when he only had a few dollars in his wallet, paid for a boy to go to lunch with his mum and now he is rolling in it after years of hard work etc. 

 

 

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To get a person’s ears and attention you got to go for the heart and their emotions. 

Forget about it if you are going to list of numbers, stats and infor…who cares. “. “Be clear about what you want the audience to walk away with when they leave and use that as a structure to frame your talk.”  Give your listeners what they want to hear. 

 

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Do you sound interesting? Your passion for a topic can draw people in; talking without any enthusiasm for the topic can kill the vibe in the room and shut down your message with your audience more interested in posting on twitter. 

When you give the talk try to persuade and not just chuck info at your listeners.

 

 

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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Tips to create a Ted Talk part 2 of 4 : Keep it simple

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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KISS for me…Keep it simple for me.

Only because you know the topic in detail it does not mean that your audience does, remember that.  Imagine you are going to talk to someone about making chicken and rice, first may start off with telling them to buy chicken and then season it up first. 

 

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Make sure that your talk leaves your listeners informed and with a plan of how to get more knowledge. Pretend you are going to give the talk to your 5-year-old nephew.  

 

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It is not your chance to flood all your knowledge and degrees in a 30-45 minutes talk, given them what they need not all that you know.

 

 

 

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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Tips to create a Ted Talk part 1 of 4 : Know Your Audience

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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So who are you talking to? Do you know your audience? Are they men, women, peers, parents, got money, stressed, business owners etc?

 

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Keep in mind your audience in mind when creating a speech.  What do they want and need to hear? Knowing who you are speaking to will help you fine tune the talk and will help keep the audience stay engaged and not float off on their phone checking out Instagram.

 

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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 say no part 4 of 4 : Use No + because

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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Sometimes you might need to use no+ because to help the person who asked you about something to understand why you said no.

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The word ‘because’  helps people to agree with you (even if the reason you give them is a load of nonsense).

 

So instead of just saying, ‘Nah sorry, I won’t be able to help you plan your wedding or baby shower’, try adding a reason (even if it is a bit lame) to help your no go down a bit sweeter like honey. 
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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 say no part 3 of 4: Do not be afraid to say no twice

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

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Don’t be scared to say no and even if you have to say it twice. Just do it. You have boundaries right? 

Not everyone can come to your house or eat the food in your fridge can they? So with your time feel free to protect it by saying no.

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Just because someone is persistent, doesn’t mean you have to give in. Nod your head, make it look lie you are listening, smile politely, and say no a second time, just more firmly than the first.

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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

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

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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/

 

If you want to improve the way you speak?

 

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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

 

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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/

 

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

I got loads more resources on my page http://leighannesvoice.com/contact/

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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

 

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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?

 

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

 

I got loads more resources on my page http://leighannesvoice.com/contact/

 

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