We have all heard the adage “It is not what you say, but how you say it,” or “Don’t take that tone of voice with me,” or “Watch your mouth.” There are five key elements that combine going into your Voice Brand(tm). Most of us think about what we wear before an interview, how we look (are my nails painted, is this lipstick too bold, do I really need to wear pantyhose, are spanx a must with this skirt?), but how many people actually consider how much the sound of their voice shapes their personal brand. Your voice (and the entities that make up your voice brand) are the most unique element of human communication. As humans we have the ability to use our words and language to convey intent, entice, influence, and it the accompanying quality, rate, intensity, frequency, and intonation patterns that combine to either effectively or ineffectively convey necessary information. Breaking down each of the elements that goes into your voice brand helps you to see which areas a...
As of January 2019, only 4.8% of the S&P 500 companies had CEO’s that were women. The literal and figurative voice of women in the workplace continues to evolve and grow. In order to provide women leaders with effective communication strategies as they navigate the ever-changing corporate landscape, this workshop will provide o Identification and understanding of voice differences in men and women (ex. men with lower voices hold positions of higher leadership and have bigger portfolios) o Identification and understanding of communication rules in men and women (ex. women communicate to create relationships and men communicate to achieve a goal) o Strategies to effectively maximize voice and communication concepts and ideas across gender lines
Voice is an outward and visible reflection of who you are (your Personal Brand) as well as the company you represent. Have you ever listened to your voice on a recording and thought “is that REALLY what I sound like?” Most people have a skewed impression of how their voice sounds and is perceived by others. What does your voice say about you? This workshop aims to help you create voice brand synergy. o Identification of Vocal Strengths (e.g. – what elements of the female voice most significantly impact your listener in a positive/negative way). o Minimizing elements of voice that may hinder your career objectives. o How to create your unique vocal brand that both reflects you and empowers you in the workplace and beyond. o Maximizing your voice potential in all communicative settings.
Most high-achieving people have taken an IQ (intelligent quotient) test. They may be similarly well versed in the development of their EQ (emotional quotient) or ‘soft skills’. But, it is the interplay of IQ, EQ, and CQ (communication quotient) that results in the most effective innovative leaders and communicators. This workshop will focus on the understanding and development of your CQ (communication quotient). Effective communicators have the ability not just to think that their ideas/concepts have been heard, but to know their target listener has understood. This workshop will introduce participants to the concept of CQ and how they can maximize their CQ to effectively communicate with teams and organizations. o Defining CQ in the broad scope of communication. o Identification of typical CQ styles. o Opportunity for self-assessment of CQ. o Strategies to maximize/develop your personal CQ. o Learning to style flex/code switch to maximize communication.
Communication stems from the Latin word communis which means sharing of common ideas or feelings. In a technology driven corporate environment, face to face conversation has decreased; and the world of texts, tweets, and mass e-mail has forever changed the face of communication in the workplace. Ineffective communication in these mediums will result in loss of both clients and revenue. o Do’s & don’ts of communication etiquette with technology o Effective strategies to maximize communication with technology o Conference call & webinar maximization from mics to lighting