On the podcast, I’ve been doing a series on the ‘authentic’ voice— what does it mean to have an authentic voice? How do you find it? Where I’ve landed so far in Part 1 and Part 2 is that being an authentic communicator is not so much about a certain type of sound but about a feeling— how does it feel to you when you are communicating? Connected to your experience? Connected to the experience of who you’re talking to?
This can be extremely difficult, because society doesn’t exactly help us to be this kind of communicator.
In this episode, I talk about how a voice coach can help you find your authentic voice. Here’s a hint: it doesn’t start with me, or any voice coach, telling you what your authentic voice is or what it should sound like. But if finding your authentic voice is about how you feel when you’re communicating, then a voice coach can help you access the tools to connect to that feeling. In the episode we talk about what those tools are and how they can help.
You can find this episode in downloadable form on iTunes, Spotify, AmazonMusic, Google Podcasts, Stitcher, Buzzsprout or Pandora.
Let me know what you think. What does authenticity mean to you? Has it changed or grown since listening to this series?