Did you know that the content of what is said is often not that decisive? Non-verbal signals such as facial expressions and gestures have a great influence on how we are perceived by others. Our voice also plays a particularly important role in perception. In many cases, it is not so important what is said, but how. The way we speak plays a decisive role in our professional success. It is our acoustic calling card. While some people naturally have a pleasant and sympathetic voice and speech coloration, many people do not speak in their natural voice. As a result, they come across as less attractive, convincing and authentic than they could. In some cases, the habitual incorrect use of the voice causes hoarseness and even chronic diseases of the vocal apparatus. However, one's voice can be specifically trained to increase our persuasiveness and charisma.
Tips for voice training
The timbre of one's own voice is, like clothing, a part of our appearance. Whether a voice touches us or convinces us depends to a large extent on the indifference level. This is the personal keynote or middle register in which we speak. Our voice usually circulates up to a fifth around this tone when we speak. If you have stage fright before a performance or an important presentation, if you feel stressed or are upset, your listeners will immediately notice this in the timbre of your voice - because it will then move away from its personal fundamental tone. With these simple tips, you can effectively train your voice:
Humming helps us get a better sense of sound and create more volume and resonance in our mouths. To do this, slowly breathe out through your nose and in again. When the air flows out, hum "Mmmmhhh" vigorously.
Yawning also increases the resonance chamber. At the same time, your vocal muscles relax. Yawn once vigorously for a clearer, sometimes deeper and more liberated timbre.
The right posture:
Correct posture is essential for pleasant speaking. Air supply is crucial for our vocal body, and it's not chest breathing, but abdominal breathing. If you sit or stand upright, you leave enough space for the diaphragm.
Should you put in extra effort to speak convincingly? No! On the contrary: never press your voice, but let it flow from your belly and relax.
If you want to convince your listeners, it's best to vary your volume, speaking tempo and modulation. This alternation is important so that what is said does not sound monotonous.
Keep your vocal muscles supple by drinking water regularly. This can neutralize annoying smacking noises when opening your mouth, for example.
Voice training in Munich
There are many tips and tricks on how you can easily train your vocal muscles in everyday life. Anyone who speaks a lot professionally - whether as a trainer, actor, singer, speaker or presenter - needs voice training. The training in Munich is based on tried and tested exercises by trained voice coaches and professional speakers. Whether it's singing, exercises for correct posture or getting rid of that one unpleasant and obstructive dialect - we address your situation individually. Just give us a call or send us an e-mail!