How Lawyers, Business Executives And Telemarketers Can Benefit From Voice Training}

Submitted by: Tony Joett

Corporate Voice Training can give you that all important trait in business–an executive presence! With the right tone of voice you will be able to project a more engaging telephone voice AND be taken seriously in meetings. If you want to be more easily understood and avoid having people ask you to repeat yourself, voice training will enable you to project the confidence that will keep your audience engaged when you give presentations in person, online or over the phone, all of which can increase the bottom-line for your company and help you get promoted.

The Benefits: when I worked in telesales in the UK, my boss asked me “are you a singer?” And I said “yes”. And she said, “That would explain why you have such a beautiful voice. The most successful people in telesales are usually trained singers and actors.” Need I say more?

When you train your voice–like actors and singers–it puts you ahead of your competition as a lawyer, banker, business executive or telemarketer, because YOUR voice does most of the work for you. It is quite incredible how when you open your mouth to speak could be your ticket to success or failure. To make a good first impression, for instance, depends on how you speak. You could be dressed in a pair of shorts, t-shirt and sneakers and still be taken dead seriously WHEN your speech is perfect. A good command of your speech will override every other flaw you’re up against.

Training Your Voice using speech level singing technique–although designed primarily to improve your singing–has an upside in training the business executive in speech as well. From my personal experience with clients, the method I use to train singers is the exact same system that inadvertently trains your voice to deliver an impeccable punch in the boardroom. Isn’t that SO amazing? I’ve worked with lawyers, bankers and business executives and the results are exactly the same. What you basically do in training is go through vocal exercises to build your range and power. Your voice becomes powerful without you having to shout. It’s like developing an underlying current that is strong, powerful and sweeps your audience away against their own free will. Once you’ve built your range, your voice increases its ability to express itself within a broader range, thereby giving you the boost in confidence when you speak, for the simple reason that your voice can now do a lot more. It is that freedom that ups your confidence, to have you tear away the boundaries that had previously inhibited your speech.

If you’re looking to hire a vocal coach for your firm, consider negotiating a monthly retainer fee package that allows you to send individuals to the vocal coach’s studio for private voice lessons; and considering the workloads of most business executives, you may want to also propose an option to work with a vocal coach online via Skype, just to give your staff a little more flexibility. It can’t hurt to ask that your corporate voice training be tailored to suit your needs and circumstances.

About the Author: Joett is a celebrity vocal coach and columnist for Business Times newspaper in Tanzania. His “Letters From A Vocal Coach” column is published in Business Times newspaper every Friday. For useful tips, articles and videos, visit his blog at:


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