Welcome to Kate’s SpeakEasy. . .
because there is a cost to not using your voice fully.
A lot of business people come to me because someone important told them they do not have an Executive Presence because of the way they speak.
While it might be fun to delve into the societal norms that create such a rule, let’s focus on the bottom line. You need that presence for the work and pay grade you’re aiming for. So what is it, exactly?
Forbes says the old EP includes “speaking skills, assertiveness and the ability to read an audience or situation”.
So… Detractors from Executive Presence would include mumbling, fading, not moving your mouth, appearing apologetic, weak attitude or posture.
How Do You Show Up Like You Want To? Learn physical and vocal presence, vocal power, authenticity. Learn to use breath, resonance, timbre. Learn how to fake it till you make it!
Clear as mud?! Sign up for a session and learn what all this means, and how to use it to your advantage.
You know how people respond to a great voice? Someone’s voice can command authority or respect, can calm or excite us. Welp, it can work the other way as well.
Do you ever feel like you are not taken seriously because of your voice? Or passed over for a raise or promotions? Do you feel like you can’t quite express yourself in an impactful way? Not using your voice to its fullest can:
- Cost you money
- Cost you respect
- Cause physical discomfort or pain
And we haven’t even started talking about conference calls, video meetings, or presentation stage fright yet.
Hang out with me here at Kate’s SpeakEasy as I help you understand more about what your voice might be costing you, and, more importantly, what you can do about it.