How say you by voice at work
Low or high, or high nasal, it reveals our personality and emotions. At the risk of serving us. Here’s how to make it an asset.
Many studies have shown that a good appearance is highly desired to work. Does it not speak of “physical labor”? This also applies to the voice! surdiplômee doctor, Annie saw a department head position away from him because his lack of safe struggled to convince his superiors that it was big to supervise a hundred people. As for the high tone of voice perched Stephane, a young HRD, it proved crippling when driving a social plan.
Clean each essential component of our identity, the voice is difficult to fundamentally transform. But we can learn to play on his intonation, rhythm or intensity to improve our communication skills. “I work especially with professionals – IT, financial, engineers – who have never been trained in speaking, as bank manager whose voice shook and faltered under the effect of stress from that he spoke of his work, “says speech pathologist Claude Fugain. Sometimes a group training two or three days is enough to “liberate” his voice. In case of more serious problems or medical, individual sessions (10 to 20) with a vocal coach, a speech therapist or speech pathologist may be needed. Here is an overview of what is done there.
Taming his voice
Most people do not know their voices . And when they hear it, they are often disappointed. Because of the internal vibrations, our voice “subjective” – that we perceive from the inside – is different from the voice “objective” we emit. We must therefore learn to become familiar with it and to accept it. “During the training, everyone is invited, from a record, to put words to her own voice and that of others, develops Pierre-Hugues Cacheleux, Orsys consultant and director of HRM-Music. It is a way to become aware of its height (low or high), intensity (low, thunderous .), its tone (warm, nasal, lens .) and its expressiveness, a point on which there is much work. “Better to be heard or understood, gain more impact and insurance, break the monotony . A personalized voice diagnosis helps people set goals for improvement.
Breathing through the stomach
“The house of the voice, the body, says Chantal Crochet, voice coach. To ensure that, we must first learn to breathe through the belly and ribs, com-
My babies . A reflex that we forgot! Many hyperactive people have trouble letting go. They raised shoulders, breathe only in the thorax and do not know blowing “Ex-student Chantal Hook, Thierry Pommier, manager of a small IT team at Orange, said:.” Before, I was often paralyzed before a group. Since my vocal coaching course, I take a few minutes before each meeting to take a deep breath, back straight, feet parallel and anchored in the ground, connected to my body sensations. I feel more present and not afraid to speak in meetings. “
To get the most of his voice, it is also open wide, like opera singers, even exaggerated in the beginning. And train to feel the vibrations and resonances which, sounds, are located on the lips, nose or forehead.
Do vocal exercises
“Didon dîna, they say, the plump back of a plump turkey .” “I want and I demand exquisite excuses!” Exercises to enrich the timbre of his voice, develop its amplitude, learn to project it to a public or refine his diction abound. They rely on the production of sounds, spoken word games or sung . One can thus train reading a text pronouncing vowels just . “Hi, how are you?” Will give “One or o e or has? “read a serious text on a gay tone or comic, or rather tell jokes with a tragic air are other techniques commonly used in the training of actors, singers or broadcast journalists . And gradually earning businesses and schools. So for three years, the first year students of Iseg Bordeaux (school of marketing and communication) participate in an integration seminar in music. In groups of 30, driven by coaches MRH-Music, they have a week to discover their voice, compose music and lyrics of a song, interpret, record it and shoot a video. Nothing better to take insurance. “Then they are much more comfortable for the oral tests and deal with professionals to get an internship,” says Pierre Kalaijian, educational director.
Once integrated basis, we can begin to modulate the expressiveness of her voice and give a purpose: for example, excite and empower or galvanizing. For this, please listen to the political rhetoric, like the famous “I Have a Dream” by Martin Luther King is a monument of rhythm and musicality.
Knowing mark silence is also a good way to be heard. This is confirmed by Olivier Livoir “hospitality manager” for Veuve Clicquot Ponsardin, often need to dine in company of prestigious guests in the mansion of the champagne house: “Stars, political, Japanese customers, American or other . I have grab their attention quickly and make the evening unforgettable. I learned to give more rhythm and intonation in my voice, to speak more slowly and less hard and play silence . And I won impact, “if he welcomed the outcome of a HRM-music training.
Combining the body to speech
We know that the smile means the phone. This means if, face-to-face, congruence between verbal (words) paraverbal (voice) and non-verbal (eyes, body posture) is important. Position themselves to the person or group to whom we address, good feet on the floor, chest and arms in the open position, watching his interlocutors in the eyes, allows to identify – and feel – more self confidence. As for the facial expressions and gestures, they give strength to speak on condition not to do too much. Rather than trying to hide your emotions, make it an asset that will make your human message. Again, it is about finding the right tone.