Do you ever feel erased? Do you sometimes feel that you are not occupying the space that is owed to you? In an article on his blog, vocal coach Jean Sommer gives his advice to Francois Holland to win in the presence… It is true that our former President seemed to himself often erased, and even more so, he did not fill the space expired to the presidential function… The advice that the vocal coach Jean Sommer gives to Francois Holland is applicable to everyone to assert his position. Here are his 10 tips to win in presence:
1. Put your voice
As Jean Sommer recalls, "the word in public depends on the sound management of the breath and the pose of the voice." How do you put your voice? A low, stable breathing should be installed with a mastered flow. The voice is also able to modulate it all the better, that is to say give his voice wide amplitudes on all the notes she can cover, from bass to treble, create intonations and more salient inflections and thus give a real Relief has his word.
2. Vary the tone
In a meeting or conference, the public comes to rejuvenate, to inspire, to look for leads for reflection or for forces for action. This is where the voice of the leader becomes important. As Jean Sommer points out, this is not specifically about eloquence or content, but about energy. For the voice is a powerful stimulant and must be fully used as such.
3. Giving teeth to his word
As a vocal coach, Jean Sommer is all the better placed to explain that "the strength of a word lies in the quality of the speech (diction), in the way of biting in words, as one prints the mark of his teeth in a piece of meat , a fruit or a cake. A strong word is printed in the spirit as a footprint that remains. " If the tone is monochord, monotonous, all the words are worth, none stand out, and the whole loses all relief and therefore decreases the impact of the message… Do regular articulation and diction exercises!
4. Vary the pace
The rhythm in the word is given by the cutting of sentences, accents, silences, accelerations, suspensions, breaks. The first secret of eloquence is to use silence as a word! Silence is the weapon of the mighty…
5. Welcoming and preparing your audience
Have in mind what is most important in a speech… This is the audience, to whom the speech is intended! Neglecting the public is to take the risk of missing it completely. "You have to help your audience, welcome it and prepare it. For example, it is good to propose at the opening a course of the topics that will be treated, a plan of the speech or a reminder of the themes to come. As a road map that will help the listener to follow and rest on a frame. Which will partly alleviate his attention. "explains Jean Sonnet, who adds to this:" Many spectators are there a little despite them or a little distracted or tired "… Yes, and you have to be aware of it, no need to deny it… The frame will help them memorize. Remember: The first principle of rhetoric is to adapt to its audience! and therefore to adapt to his laziness or his laziness, since the public often proves lazy and lazy…
6. Make short sentences
Have in mind this fundamental principle of any public speaking: KISS! Keep It Short and Simple!
7. Sharpen your eyes, target your audience
To assert your position, start by strengthening your posture and sharpening your gaze in order to create a stronger and more direct relationship with your interlocutors or your audience. Jean Sommer Thus bases the power of the word in his intimate connection with the tactics of eye contact: "Your Word will be all the stronger as it will address one person at a time and everyone in the room will feel touched". Review this article on eye contact techniques: 3 techniques to create a unique relationship with your audience through visual contact
8. Invite to Action
Why are we talking? Could we be satisfied with discussions about rain and good weather without ever talking about more engaging projects? Probably not. We need to be inspired, galvanized, we love those people who are able to make us revert. Then become yourself an inspiring person! Use mobilizing lyrics that awaken an almost militant faith, as a political leader seeking to rally the undecided! As Jean Sommer recommends, "Use words that incite action in the direct form"!
9. Avoid negative form
Don't think of a pink elephant! What are you thinking? Yes, you understand: the brain does not hear negation. If you say "It's not bad", the brain retains a dominant term: "bad"… The exercise proposed by Jean Sommer is therefore to "convert the negations into affirmation"! Remember the reverse that the technique of the YES SET is one of the most powerful to take away the adhesion of the people to whom you speak!
10. Win in the presence
The presence plays on the proximity, on the ability of the speaker to move, enchant or create desire in each and every one. For that the voice is a magic messenger, who better than a vocal coach to say it! That's why we invite you to go without waiting on its website to discover its method and exercises to work the voice!