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.

 

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

 

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

 

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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 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.

 

Let’s jump in here.

 

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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

 

This is part 3 of 4.

 

Let’s jump in here.

 

 

  • 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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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.

 

Let’s jump in here.

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?

 

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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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 ?

Please feel free to book yourself a free Speaking 30 minutes FREE masterclass on the link below.

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The Sound of your Voice is like cake part…let me explain part 2

The Sound of your voice is like a cake…let me explain

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Question: How can you improve your speaking voice?

 

I based this podcast and blog on my page www.leighannesvoice/news on this article here, go ahead and read or listen to part 1.

 

https://www.ethos3.com/2014/07/your-guide-to-developing-a-stronger-speaking-voice/

How To Practice

After recording and re-listening to your presentation, you will probably start to notice weak spots.

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Relax – Start by yawning, wiggling your jaw, humming, and inhaling a large breath for 15 seconds, then release for another 15. Remember all of those stages of vocal production? Most parts of those can be gently warmed up before you practice.

 

Vocal Exercises – Are you a terrible singer? It doesn’t matter, vocal warm ups are still for you. This can help you enhance projection, work on clarity, and improve breathing techniques. Here is a video of one musical vocal exercise that might turn you into the next Mariah Carey:

 


Reading Aloud – This can help strengthen your pitch as well as your vocal clarity; start by picking a tricky passage and then adding as much “zest” or variation in your pitch as possible while you read it.

Strength Training – Looking to push it to the limit when it comes to improving your speaking voice? The power of science can back you up. This set of exercises includes everything from a hissing noise practice to saying “ney” at all volumes.

Put A Book On It – To practice mindful breathing techniques, lay down flat on the floor and place a heavy book on your abdomen. Sound crazy? This will help you become more aware as you breath with your stomach, teaching you to control those pesky muscles.


Since the voice is heavily influenced by outside factors, be sure that you take excellent care of your throat, lungs, and vocal chords before your presentation.

Mindful practice is the key to improving your speaking voice.

I got a bit of my info for this blog from
(Your Guide to Developing a Stronger Speaking Voice Posted by Scott Schwertly | July 9, 2014)

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

Accent Reduction & Voice Articulation Course

If you want to improve the way you speak ?

Please feel free to check  out my new Accent Reduction & Voice Articulation course below;

https://mailchi.mp/ff0dfd753ea8/pc15a248t0

What else I get up to

If you love how I speak and would like to work with me then please feel free to book me for Voiceover work or Speaking coaching sessions on leighanne@leighannesvoice.com

Watch me at work on my Youtube channel https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCehL5ORpvJh4FJIWoRaIg2w


 

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