Recently I had the pleasure of listening to a lecture by Mr John Rubin, lead laryngeal surgeon at the Royal National Throat, Nose and Ear Hospital, University College, London. He focussed on the Voice – how it begins, how it develops and how we can keep it in tip-top condition as we age.
For those of you in business, sole traders, managers or any role which includes oral communication, this should be of interest. Your voice presents your individuality and brand to the world. If you achieve the right subconscious influence, your message will be more engaging and have a more positive result. Basically, you will achieve more sales and profits and everyone wants that!
We don’t need to look at how the larynx (voice box) is developed before and after birth or how it changes as we grow up (although this is fascinating and you can learn more HERE)
So let’s look at how the voice changes when we reach adult life.
Ageing effects in males
Ageing effects in females
How to help yourself
The Voice is similar to every other muscle-based process in the body,
USE IT OR LOSE IT!
If you have a fit body, you will sound younger and stronger. Exercise increases blood-flow and muscle contractions, So key areas are:
Remember that the content in your business message may be important but the way you SOUND will be having an equally important effect on the listener.
And if you are still running your company in your 80’s and your voice is losing it’s power, the latest innovation in cosmetic surgery is The Voice Lift – I kid you not!
Have a great working week and remember:
Speak Loud & Clear!