As women, we all want to be heard and respected for our contributions. However, a weak or grating voice can sabotage even the most articulate and brilliant ideas. To get her point across, every woman needs a pleasant, yet strong voice that will get others to really hear what she has to say. "The Voice of Success "is written just for women and covers every characteristic of the female voice, with all of its assets and liabilities. Vocal coach Joni Wilson has helped women across the country communicate more effectively and become more successful in their careers by showing them how to use their voices to get what they want. Here she shows readers how to be taken more seriously by conquering their top voice complaints. Every woman will discover: seven keys to set her voice free - the eight deadly emotions and how they affect the voice - 10 ways to keep her voice young and healthy - how to create an engaging telephone voice - how to tune up her voice image to attract clients - how to create the right voice for the office and public speaking Complete with invaluable exercises readers can do easily and quickly, " The Voice of Success" will give every woman a voice she loves and that others will love to listen to.
Table of Contents
Contents Acknowledgments Chapter 1 "Can We Talk?" An Overview Part I: Effective Communication: How to Use Your Voice to Get What You Want Chapter 2: Designing a Voice That Means Business How to Create a Positive Vocal Image Chapter 3: "Speak Up! We Can't Hear You in the Back" How to Become a Vocal Powerhouse Chapter 4: Speaking Chic How to Fashion a Voice Tailor-Made for Your Message Chapter 5: Fear and Loathing of Public Speaking How to Defeat the Jitters Part II: Speaking "Up Close and Personal" with the Female Voice Chapter 6: Your Body, Your Brain, and Your Voice Chapter 7: Your Vocal Personality Physical and Emotional Factors and What to Do About Them Chapter 8: Health, Hormones, and Heredity Part III: Falling in Love with Your Voice 165 Chapter 9: The Voice of a Winner Putting It Together to Create the Voice of Success Chapter 10: Singing Your Way to a Better Speaking Voice Appendix Index About the Author
Joni Wilson has been a top voice and performance coach for over 16 years. She is President of SalesTalkBiz(t) International, a training company that teaches voice communication skills to corporate professionals.