The Secret to Being a Great Speaker
For most people, your voice is simply the tool you use to communicate. But for Gina Razón, this week’s guest on the Confident Communications Podcast, the voice is much more than that. And when you don’t use your breath properly, your voice (and your credibility) can suffer.
A former opera singer and current public speaker and voice coach, Gina shares with us why the voice is a tattletale for your confidence and exactly what speakers do when they’re not as confident or as prepared as they’d like to be. And she passes along tips that any speaker, no matter what kind of room they’re in, can use to be more confident. Even if the ex-boyfriend who broke your heart 10 years ago walks into the room.
Probably most fascinating is the connection that the body–even the big toe–has with your voice and how dynamic your speech is. Gina also explores how generational inflection is a part of life today and the superpower that each gender has in their voice.
Gina firmly believes that there is one special “birthright to everyone who breathes air.” And the answer comes out loud and clear in this episode.
Mentioned in This Episode
- Gina Razon’s TEDx Cambridge talk
- Tamsen Webster’s Find Your Red Thread
- Episode 5: Just Listen
- Episode 3: How to Ace an Interview and Communicate Your Brand
- The Cognitive Neuroscience of Music
- The neural integration of speaker and message
About Gina Razón
Gina Razón has taught voice and speech for over 16 years to individuals, organizations and in academic settings. She is sought after as a teacher of voice and speech, singing, and public presentation. Gina also performs as a classical mezzo-soprano in concert and opera. Gina has a BM and MM in Voice Performance, is a practitioner of Fitzmaurice Voicework and a certified teacher of Somatic Voicework. She has served as voice coach for TEDxCambridge, and speaks at national and local events on all things voice and speech. Gina is a member of the National Association of Teachers of Singing, The Voice Foundation, the Voice and Speech Trainers Association and the National Speakers Association. Visit her website or read more about the topics of voice and speech on her blog.
Molly McPherson, M.S., APR, combines her knowledge of current communication practices with years of news and PR experience to develop the right plans and messaging for clients to protect and build their reputations. Molly frequently speaks on crisis communications, public relations and social media.
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