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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?

 

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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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/

 

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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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?

 

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 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.

 

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

 

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

 

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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?

 

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 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.

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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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

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 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/

 

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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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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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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