Find your voice, and communicate with confidence. Ever wondered why nobody hears you in meetings, or wished people would take you more seriously? Or maybe you're unhappy with your accent, or you feel insecure about your high-pitched or monotonous voice? Voice and Speaking Skills For Dummies will help you to discover the power of your voice, understand how it works, and use your voice like a professional whether in meetings, addressing an audience, or standing in front of a classroom. Take a deep breath, relax those vocal cords, and make your speech sparkle! We're not all planning to become politicians, or likely to address large audiences on a regular basis, but we all need to be able to communicate well to achieve success. Certain professions require a high level of vocal confidence, notably teachers and business leaders. As well as using body language effectively, we also rely on our voice to convey passion, exude enthusiasm, and command attention - and that's before we've considered the content of our words! A clear understanding of how your voice works, how to maximize its effectiveness, and ways to overcome voice 'gremlins' such as speaking too fast, stuttering, or sounding childish, is pivotal to enabling you to succeed, whatever the situation. It highlights the importance of your voice, explains how to use it effectively. It gives you confidence in public speaking. It helps you use your voice to make a great first impression in all aspects of your life. It includes a CD with vocal exercises to help you communicate with confidence. Whether you're looking to improve your speaking skills for work or personal gain - or both - Voice and Speaking Skills For Dummies gives you everything you need to find your voice and communicate with confidence. Note: CD and other supplementary materials are not included as part of the e-book file, but are available for download after purchase.
Full Product DetailsAuthor: Judy Apps
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Inc
Imprint: John Wiley & Sons Inc
Dimensions: Width: 18.60cm , Height: 2.00cm , Length: 23.10cm
ISBN 10: 1119945127
Publication Date: 22 June 2012
Audience: General/trade , General
Publisher's Status: Active
Availability: In Print
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Table of ContentsIntroduction 1 Part I: Introducing the Human Voice 7 Chapter 1: Having a Great Voice 9 Chapter 2: Exploring the Amazing Human Voice 27 Chapter 3: Getting to Know Your Own Voice 39 Part II: Beginning with Voice Basics 57 Chapter 4: Discovering How to Breathe Well 59 Chapter 5: Rediscovering Relaxation 77 Chapter 6: Turning Sound into Speech 95 Part III: Playing Your Instrument Well 113 Chapter 7: Exploring Volume and Speed 115 Chapter 8: Filling Your Speech with the Sounds of Music 133 Chapter 9: Expressing Yourself Fully with the Power of Resonance 153 Chapter 10: Uncovering Your Unique Voice 175 Part IV: Beating the Voice Gremlins 193 Chapter 11: Stopping Vocal Sabotage 195 Chapter 12: Putting the Accent on Accents 217 Chapter 13: Conquering Hesitation and Stuttering 235 Part V: Engaging with a Broader Public 257 Chapter 14: Developing Your Public Voice 259 Chapter 15: Tuning In to Others 283 Chapter 16: Cultivating Your Professional Voice 301 Part VI: The Part of Tens 319 Chapter 17: Ten Ways to Sound More Authoritative 321 Chapter 18: Ten Ways to Speak with Charisma 327 Chapter 19: Ten Ways to Take Care of Your Voice 333 Chapter 20: Ten Inspiring Voices 339 Appendix A: Resources for Further Developing Your Voice 345 Appendix B: Audio Tracks 351 Index 353
Judy Apps is a professional voice coach, an NLP (neuro-linguistic programming) Trainer and Director of Enlightened Ltd. She has more than fifteen years' experience developing creative training programmes, particularly in the areas of leadership, voice and impact. Judy has provided coaching to top companies, including Volkswagen Financial Services, GlaxoSmithKline, the Metropolitan Police and JP Morgan, as well as prestigious individuals, such as Members and executives of the European Parliament and Commission.
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