Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Your Voice Is Your Calling Card - LAUNCH TODAY!!

Today is the launch of my long awaited book, Your Voice Is Your Calling Card;
How to Power-Charge Your Voice, Boost Your Confidence and Speak with Joy, Ease and Conviction!

I'm VERY excited, not least because we have already reached bestseller status and it's still early hours. I have teamed up with a host of AMAZING people, teachers, coaches and experts all of whom have contributed to the launch with TOP value bonus gifts! If you get your copy TODAY, June 9, you will get over 40 free gifts (over $ 3800 value) for immediate download.

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Below is a sample chapter from my book. Enjoy!

Make Friends with Your Voice

You’ve heard the expression that "the eyes are the windows to your soul"?
Well, for a speaker—indeed anyone needing to present or express something to a crowd of people:
Your voice is your calling card.

Your voice is very personal. It is a direct expression of who you are. It is the most direct medium for communication—the immediate link between you and your audience. It is a powerful tool that you can use to communicate strong, poignant messages in a way that will grab the attention of your peers,
colleagues, bosses, etc. You carry it with you at all times, honed and ready—so make the best of it!
If you haven’t done so already, make friends with your voice. If you do, your voice will pay you back tenfold. It will open new doors for you and change how other people regard you.

You see, the way you present yourself and the way your voice carries your message across are crucial to how you are perceived, no matter what the actual content of your message is. Regardless of your expertise, you need to be convincing to be taken seriously. If you are not convincing, nobody will be interested in your presentation; it’s that simple!
Just like any other instrument, if you play it well, you can play any tune and people will listen.
But play without conviction, and you will find yourself time and again playing even the most popular tune in the world to an empty room.

So what does it take to develop the necessary skills? How can you move from good to great; from bundle of nerves to comfortably, even astoundingly confident; and from your current skill level to inspiring, powerful, compelling, and convincing?
Since you’re here, you’ve already taken the first and most important step: you have begun exploring the possibilities. The rest of the journey may be easier than you think.

However far along the road you may be, know this: there is no such thing as a bad voice. But there are such things as bad posture, shallow breathing, and tension which can influence your voice and prevent it from doing its job! Take a few simple steps and your voice will already be a lot happier.
A seemingly little, weak, and breaky voice is rarely a chronic, physical problem, although it may seem that way. Voice problems arise mainly from insecurities leading to restrictions. Sure, they manifest physically, and they do seem very real—and sometimes they can be. But it is rarely as bad as it seems.

Much of basic voice training consists of teaching people not to be afraid of their own voice, not to be afraid of volume, and to relax—to set their voice free again. Your voice is a wonderful palette of colors that you can infuse in your language and use to captivate others. Use it. You have to allow your voice to work its magic.

Have you ever wondered why screaming kids and small babies never get hoarse or lose their voices for just five blissful minutes? Have you been amazed at how a tiny newborn can make so much noise for so long? Let me tell you why: because they don’t hold back. They simply allow the body, including the voice, to do what it’s supposed to do, without interfering. They just scream as if it were the most natural thing in the world. Well, guess what? It is!

Babies’ breathing works perfectly, and they do not strain their voices, for they have not yet learned to hold themselves back. They have not yet learned that it is “bad” or inappropriate to be loud. Once they start learning “how to behave” and certainly once they’re halfway through school, that all changes and they start getting the same voice problems as the rest of us because part of social conditioning, unfortunately, is learning how to hold yourself back—how not to be too self-expressive!

This may come as a surprise to you, but because of this conditioning, the older and more self-conscious we become, the more dysfunctional we tend to become as well. Is this a strong claim? Sure it is, but just think about it for a second. How often has somebody asked you or told you to be quiet at times of blissful self-expression? Maybe as a kid on the bus or train (perhaps listening to your favorite music wearing headphones) or somewhere else in public. Maybe at times you found yourself happily crooning away in the shower or perhaps while doing the dishes. Do comments like “Do you mind?” or “Don’t give up your day job” sound familiar?

People often comment without even thinking. Maybe they mean what they say; maybe they don’t. It doesn’t matter. Comments like that may seem harmless at the time, but often they aren’t. They frequently seem to haunt us much more than we are aware of—certainly much more than we’d care to admit.
What a great shame that is!

Over the years, many people have come to me claiming that they had a bad, abnormal, or horrible-sounding voice. This is rarely the case, of course. Nevertheless, they seem convinced!
Somebody told them, you see.

Do not listen! Refuse to be limited by other people’s meaningless comments or mindless critiques. Express yourself freely and creatively, and pay no attention to other people’s opinions unless they have some genuine, positive, constructive advice to offer—something that is useful to you. (Well, unless it’s 4:00 in the morning and you’re keeping your neighbor awake!)

I always encourage my singing students to work freely and unrestricted, to play with their voices and allow them to come out. You should do the same.
Explore your voice. Be bold. Be loud if you want. It’s all about expression.
Speaking—sharing your message with other people—can be a wonderfully empowering and fulfilling experience. Don’t allow it to be a painfully awkward and terrifying struggle.
It is a privilege to be able to express yourself, your views, your knowledge, and your wisdom—to have the opportunity to share information with other people. Enjoy that privilege.

Get familiar with your voice, overcome the first barriers, and open the floodgates! Allow yourself to speak with vitality, passion, excitement, and conviction!
It is all yours to have. It is a matter of small adjustments.
You can easily and quickly make friends with your voice.
Everyone can.

Chapter 1, taken from Suzann Rye’s new book, Your Voice is Your Calling Card.
Your Voice is Your Calling Card is a fantastic resource for anyone looking for a holistic approach to becoming a much more confident, authentic, inspiring, compelling and charismatic speaker and presenter.
It contains a wealth of knowledge and countless easy to apply tools.
It is both extremely practical and deeply spiritual.
Simply Mind, Body, Soul and Voice.

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