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Ask questions to find out more?

I find asking questions in conversations with strangers helps to move the chat along a bit and clarify things too. 

 

If you know that you will be in a situation where you will be talking to strangers, try to plan at least three open-ended “go-to” questions (that start with “how” or “what”) that you can use if you get into an awkward conversation. 

 

Don’t struggle too hard with these either. Something simple like, “So, what’s keeping you busy these days?” will work.

 

Just be careful not to ask too many questions in a row, or you may come across like Jessica Flecther in murder she wrote.

 

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_

 

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Loads more free tips on Youtube

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

 

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

 


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

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

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Do you find it easy to talk to strangers? Shoe In Technique

The best advice for starting a conversation is actually quite simple—focus on the other person or say something light-hearted. People love talking about themselves.

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Often, the person with whom you are trying to start a conversation will have some unique aspect of themselves. Perhaps it is an item of jewellery, an unusual shirt, or maybe even a tattoo; something distinctive that tells a story about the person. Items like this give you a starting point for conversation.

 

Say something like:

  • Love your hair… is it from Ali Express?

 

  • Girl where did you get them shoes from?

 

Be sure to avoid anything too intimate as a starting point or you’re likely to offend the other person. 

After you receive a response, have something else to say that will give you a common platform on which to build a conversation and a relationship.

Remember, the goal is not to say the perfect thing or come across a certain way, but to open the door for more conversation.

 

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_


Loads more free tips on Youtube

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

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

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Podcast

Have a listen to my Speaking tips podcast. 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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Keep in touch 

Contact me on for any speaking tips on the details below.

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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

 

This is Part  4 of 4.

 

Let’s jump in here.
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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.
the rock

 

 

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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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

part 2

 

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.

to,improve:

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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