Roger Love is recognized as one of the world’s leading authorities on voice. No other vocal coach in history has been more commercially successful in both the speaking and singing fields. Love has vocally produced more than 100 million CD sales worldwide, written 3 top selling books, created numerous bestselling audio and video programs, and appeared as a regular in 3 major network TV shows. He lectures around the world on vocal transformations for both speaking and singing.
From teaching singers to coaching speakers
As a musician himself, Roger started teaching only singers during the 17 first years of his career. But after these 17 years, speaking celebrities such as John Gray, Suze Orman and Tony Robbins started to ask him how to perfect their speaking voices. Today Roger spends 50% of his time coaching speakers in live events, and lately he is very active in Periscope.
Why you really need to learn how to speak better
The audiences are making value judgments of you as soon as you open your mouth. This takes just seconds. They will decide if they want to listen to your content or not. That is why we have to perfect our vocal presentation style so that we capture those audiences in seconds, if we really want to have relationships with them.
Three main points to be great communicators and how to achieve them
Roger teaches to his experts that there are three main points that people must learn to be great influencers and great communicators. These are:
- Control the perceptions of others
- Move people emotionally
- Predetermine the outcome you desire
In order to achieve these three points of Roger’s method, you can work right away on three components:
- Add more melody. Record yourself and practice, force yourself to go up and down on the scale. Adding melody is the #1 way to move people emotionally. Whenever you speak, don’t produce more than 3 words in the same note before going to another note.
- Speak louder. Most people don’t speak loud enough. In the last 10 years people started to communicate by just sending messages, with no sounds. One of the remnants of that “Text Age” is lack of volume. We need to pretend that the people we are speaking to are farther away from us. We need to fill the room with our volume.
- Change the way you breathe. Most people breathe through their mouths, which dries up their throats and vocal chords. Dry vocal chords create hoarse voices. Breathe into your nose while your mouth is closed. Learn what is called diaphragmatic breathing.
The importance of vocal exercises
The warm up vocal exercises really set up the instrument of your voice. Vocal exercises are the analogy of a runner who stretches before running a race. A professional Olympic athlete would never run a race before stretching. You cannot warm up your voice just by speaking. That’s why you need to do vocal exercises every day, for just 6 to 10 minutes.
“I apologize for the length of this letter but I didn’t have the time to make it shorter.” — Thomas Jefferson
Routine to Shine
A great vocal warm up exercise to do it when you start the day. Repeat “GOOG” going higher and then lower.
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