Your voice says a lot about you. Based on the tone and expression of your voice alone, your listeners may make up their minds about you before they even process the meaning of your words. And if what you say is at odds with how you say it, they can miss your message altogether. As important as our voices are, few of us know how to use them to their full potential.
Full Voice offers a fun, tested method to harness the power of your voice to become a more effective and flexible communicator. Barbara McAfee identifies five distinct vocal tones or qualities - earth, fire, water, metal, and air - and explains how to cultivate each voice. You'll also discover how to use your voice to convey authority, passion, compassion, and other essential leadership qualities - and how to choose the right voice to ensure your message and meaning are understood. With online practice videos and real-life stories to reinforce the message, you'll experience an authentic shift in the impact your voice has on your colleagues, friends, and family.
McAfee's approach offers much more than a minor cosmetic improvement. It enables you to use your voice to support your intentions and aspirations, express who you truly are, and bring your gifts to the world. As you become more aware of your own voice, you also become a better listener, more attuned to what people are saying underneath their words. You learn to transform the ordinary act of everyday speech - the presentations you give, the meetings you lead, the stories you read your children at bedtime, even your casual conversations with friends - into works of art. You'll discover how opening your full voice opens you to untapped potential, power, and aliveness as well.
This audiobook includes 3 songs.
©2011 Barbara McAfee (P)2012 Gildan Media LLC
"I've worked side by side with Barbara for many years and witnessed the brilliance of her talents - her strong, soaring voice that she so skillfully uses to encourage others to find their voices. I'm so grateful she's written this book so that many more people may discover the gift of giving voice." (Margaret Wheatley, author of Leadership and the New Science and Perseverance and coauthor of Walk Out Walk On)
"BRILLIANT brilliant shhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!"
Fabulous book full of loads of ideas to practice and use in my own public speaking.
I have listened to it twice and discovered ways of speaking that were unrecognisable to family and friends.
It has also had a remarkable effect on my singing voice and I am able to find many more colours with significantly less effort.
If you are a singer or a speaker or use your voice in any other way professionally, then I highly recommend this book.
God if only everyone would read it, some of the books here on Audible might just become a bit more entertaining!
Should be compulsory :-)
Barbara McAfee takes a completely different approach to voice training than the standard voice coaches I have attended or heard about. The idea of using the imagination to give individual voices a name and location appears odd but on using this technique I have certainly improved my vocal range and the difference has certainly been noticed by my drama teachers.
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