Voice Improvement for Business Professionals

Speak from your Stronger and More Powerful Voice

Speak from your Stronger and More Powerful Voice

  • In a professional setting, are you happy with your voice quality?
  • Do you speak in a manner where your voice is effective and people respond?
  • Did you know that you can change where your voice is placed to speak with a stronger and more powerful voice?
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What is Vocal Pitch?

When people judge others’ voices, they are commenting on the quality of their actual pitch. The placement of a person’s voice can be changed. If you feel that your voice pitch is too high, sounds thin, weak or has a lot of nasal resonance, you can learn how to speak with a stronger and more powerful voice and speak with strong, rich tones that are pleasing and sound more powerful.

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Your “Normal” Voice vs. Your Best Voice

 

Many voice therapists describe two types of pitch, habitual and optimal (your best voice).Habitual pitchis your normal, social and personality tone of voice. It is the pitch you use automatically but it may not necessarily be your best vocal quality. Optimal or best pitchislocated in your lower throat that produces your strongest vocal tones. It is physiology and the position in your lower throat is what creates stronger and richer tones that are more pleasing to other people. Speaking in your optimal pitch range would be preferred for professional speech since that is where the most vibrant and stronger tones are produced.

 

For many people, there is a significant gap between habitual and optimal pitch. It is most likely due to the fact that you find it easier and more comfortable speaking in your habitual or “normal” pitch range.

Does your Voice Image Match your Leadership Persona?

If you say “no”, there is probably something with your speaking style or voce quality that is unintentionally interfering with your progress. The good news is, you can change your voice quality and speaking style so your messaging sends good leadership signals.

Speech and Voice Go Together

After learning how to speak with you stronger and more powerful voice, we will evaluate your speech patterns to unsure that you are speaking in a style that radiates confidence and better leadership. Speech behaviors that interfere with confidence and leadership include:

  • Talking too fast. You lose your power when people have spend energy decoding your message instead of listening and processing it easily.
  • Up Speak. Ending your statement on a higher note as opposed to a lower one. People who talk with upspeak do not sound confident. It is an immature speaking pattern and does not sound credible or have leadership qualities. Somewhere in life it became habit. The good news is that behavior can be replaced with a more polished speaking pattern.
  • Mumbling or monotone speech patterns. When people speak in a monotone style it is boring and hard to understand. If mumbling is a part of that speech pattern then speech is even less effective.

 

The good news is speaking patterns along with voice can be changed.

Accent reduction training classes for individuals, groups, and online.

Breathing Influences Voice

Breathing for life is different than breathing for good communication. Often fast talkers or those with a thin, high or nasal voice tend to be chest breathers when talking. Speaking from a diaphragm breath will help you to speak at a more controlled rate of speed with better projection as well as have better coordination of thoughts with your speech mechanism. Overall, you will be more comfortable and effective when communicating from a diaphragm breath.

If you feel your voice is thin, weak, too high in pitch or has nasal resonance we can help. If you have ineffective speech patterns, we can teach you to speak with better confidence, improved articulation and better projection.

We offer 4, 6, and 8-week programs that are designed for busy professionals to speak with a stronger and more powerful voice. Contact us to learn more.

Learning Objectives for Our Voice Improvement Program

By conclusion of your selected program, the following objectives should be achieved:

  • 4 Hour Voice Improvement Program
  • Eliminate interfering voice behaviors such as speaking in too thin, high of a pitch or with nasal resonance.
  • Speak from your optimal pitch range for stronger and more powerful tones.
  • Communicate with better natural projection
  • Speak with professional speech melody known as intonation

 

6 Hour Voice Improvement Program

  • Everything from the 4-hour class plus:
  • Speak from a diaphragm breath
  • Coordinate diaphragm breathing at the conversational level

 

8 Hour Voice Improvement Program

  • Everything from the 6-hour program plus:
  • This part of the training is completely customizable. Options include:
  • Presentation coaching with your new skills
  • Body language coaching
  • Leadership development
Private Training in our Denver Office or Online

We provide training classes for accent reduction in groups both small and large.We offer 4, 6, and 8-week voice and communication skills training classes in our Denver office or online. The 4 and 6-week program focuses on voice placement, speech melody and diaphragm breathing to deliver the most effective skills for speech and voice. The 8-week program allows for presentation coaching or other skills you would like to have addressed in your class.

Pricing: The pricing includes your book, auditory support and private instruction scheduled at your convenience. Paying in monthly installments is available and discounts are applied when paid in full. Pricing begins from 499-899. Check with your company to see if they pay or subsidize professional development training.



Two-day Public Speaking Workshop in our Denver Office

Elizabeth Peterson speech therapist provides hands on coaching to our public speaking seminar students.We offer two day, intensive workshops a few times a year. Unlimited follow up coaching for 30 days and extensive home program and materials. Free one hour of private coaching is included.

Onsite Training at Company Locations in Denver and Nationwide

Please call us to discuss your needs and type of training of interest. More information is on our Business Communication Training page on types of training and group sizes.

Self Study

Interested in a self study program?

 

Purchase the Accent Reduction 101 book and/or watch our recorded-live accent reduction seminar for business professionals online, taught by Elizabeth Peterson, speech pathologist and accent reduction specialist.

 

All lessons have clear directions, multiple examples and the auditory support provide examples for all sounds and lessons. Online classes have the added benefit of completing the coursework from the comfort of your computer.

 

Take the Test for Nasal Speech!

Find out if you speak with nasality. Place your fingers on the middle portion of the bridge of your nose and say the following words:

 

Sour      Hot Sauce      Cat     Book      Tiger

 

You should nothave felt a buzzing vibration in your nose. If you felt a buzz, then your voice was placed too high in your nasal cavity, creating nasal resonance. Lower your voice by speaking in your optimal pitch and try again.

 

Try these phrases. Again, you should notfeel a buzz in the bridge of your nose.

  • It was sour.
  • I rode the bike.
  • Please pass the hot sauce.
  • The stove is hot.
  • Put your briefcase here.

Contact us to learn how to speak with your stronger and more powerful voice.

Do you Speak with Vocal Fry?

Many people will often speak with some vocal fry toward the end of their statements. Instead of speaking in a pure vocal tone, the voice sounds a little fried, rough, squeaky during the last couple of words in the statement. The professional term for this is called, diplaphonia, where the vocal folds are actually producing two different pitches at one time. This is why the voice sounds like it is fried or not pure in tone quality.

 

This is an unhelpful behavior for many reasons. Nonverbally, the sound quality of your voice is sending signals that you are bored or not interested in what you are saying. It is also a bad voice habit to speak like this over time.

 

Vocal fry happens for one of two reasons. The fry is happening because you are not fully engaging your voice. Learning how to speak from your optimal pitch range will keep your voice pure and strong for your entire statements. The other reason can be due to not speaking with enough breath support. Learning the skill of speaking with a diaphragm breath will help to eliminate this behavior. For some it may due to both, not fully engaging your voice or speaking with enough breath support. Learning how to speak from your optimal pitch range and speaking from a diaphragm breath will eliminate the vocal fry and have you speaking in richer more powerful tones. After reading this, do you think you speak with vocal fry?

 

Contact us to learn how to speak in a voice that is rich and strong and with better breath support.

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Why Does My Voice Sound Funny on Recordings?

Do you like how you sound on recordings? My guess is that your answer is, “no”. Most people are not pleased with the sound of their voice on recordings. The reality is, the voice you hear on recordings is your “true” voice. It is also the same voice quality that other people hear and known as your true voice.

 

This is why your voice sounds different. When you hear the voice of another person, your brain takes in his or her sound waves, processes the information and turns it into the sound you hear. You now know the voice of another person.

 

When you speak, your brain processes your sound waves/voice but because the skull is porous, the sound waves also get absorbed throughout your skull and stimulate your nerve for hearing. This is called bone conduction and this masks the sound quality of your voice as you know it in your mind. The voice that you know as “yours” is both a blend of the sound waves you hear when you speak and the sound waves being absorbed into your skull at the same time through bone conduction.

 

You hear your own voice through two different avenues. This is why the voice in “your mind” is different from a recording. It sounds different on a recording because you are only hearing your sound waves and not the interference of bone conduction while talking. Isn’t that interesting?

 

We offer complementary consultations. Contact us to learn how to speak with a stronger and more powerful voice.

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