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When is it ok to have pauses & silences in a conversation with a stranger?

Not all situations call for conversation. While it is true that lots of talk among friends builds friendship, if you find yourself in public settings with strangers, talking isn’t always necessary.

 

The person on the bus or plane next to you might not be interested in making small talk the whole trip—and that’s perfectly fine. If the other person gives a lot of one-word responses, folds his or her arms, or leans away, those are signals that he or she may prefer just to stay quiet.

 

If someone is using up all your time and won’t let you end the conversation, use an excuse such as needing to get another drink, as a reason for exiting.

 

This blog is a snippet from my podcast and video where you can listen and watch the full versions by clicking on the links below.

 

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So I love giving advice on how to speak more effectively at work or social events. Here are some free tips from this months course and you can grab them by joining the mailing list. Let me know what you think.

 

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Silences can underline a powerful point.


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Stop talking & just listen to me?

 

When talking to strangers it can be a bit hard knowing what to say, when and how at times. 

 

But let me give you a tip my friend; If you don’t know what to say in a conversation, try simply reflecting back what you hear from the other person. 

 

If a new friend at work is upset about a project going wrong, say something like “It sounds like you are really upset about your feedback on that project, paraphrase what they said about their thoughts & feelings about the project.”   If needed then suggest “what things can I help you with?”

 

Often people simply want to know that their feelings are acknowledged rather than be offered solutions to their problems. 

 

Doing so also relieves you of the pressure of trying to think of what to say next.

 

 

This blog is a snippet from my podcast and video where you can listen and watch the full versions by clicking on the links below.


NEW COURSE OUT

 

So I love giving advice on how to speak more effectively at work or social events. Here are some free tips from this months course and you can grab them by joining the mailing list. Let me know what you think. https://linktr.ee/leighannesvoice_

Copy of Copy of Free sample course 2


Loads more free tips on Youtube

Subscribe to the youtube channel for free weekly speaking tips videos. 

 

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


Podcast

Have a listen to my podcast on how to overcome Please do subscribe and let me know what you think as I would love to create resources that help you improve.

https://open.spotify.com/show/2tfSGWzL8QzfVRN1GqYo2q

 

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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.

 

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This is Part  3 of 4.

 

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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.

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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

 

This is Part  2 of 4.

 

Let’s jump in here.

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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


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

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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

 

This is Part  1 of 4.

 

Let’s jump in here.
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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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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.

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

Videos: https://youtu.be/cOQuCBgYil0

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If you want to improve the way you speak ?

Please feel free to check  out my new Accent Reduction & Voice Articulation ebook below https://mailchi.mp/fd875df6cd12/ebook-free-sample-introduction

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Does your English accent let you down when you do presentations & meetings at work?

Do you fear speaking in public because of you English accent?

Have you been to an interview for a job, that  you know you are more than qualified for and then you are given feedback and they said that you were a very nice person but your English was not good enough?

If you said yes to any of the questions above then please join the webianr for some amazing tips and hints to reduce your accent when spekaing English.

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You’ll learn in my great Accent reduction Webinar EXACTLY what you need to do to reduce and soften your accent and sharpen your voice articulation skills.

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Also:

What your accent says about you?

What the struggles are when you speak English with a hard to understand accent?

Common problems with speaking English

Remember it is not easy to learn English as it is a mixture of so many other languages

Learn some tips on how to reduce your accent & be clearly understood .

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