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  • Sonja Nannan

'Doing' vs 'Being' in Voice and Public Speaking Training ๐Ÿ’ช๐ŸŒฑ

Updated: Mar 22


I wanted to share with you a theme that emerged through the work with my clients last week.

(You can listen to me talk about this on my podcast here and watch me on youtube here)

In voice and public speaking training there is a lot of focus on doing and being rigorous with ourselves - support your voice from your diaphragm, strike a power pose, show confidence, etc.

Do, achieve, perform! ๐Ÿ’ช

But the voice cannot be pushed or forced into performing.


It also needs space to unfold. ๐ŸŒธ

So what our voices need is a balance of both doing and being:

structure and flow

assertiveness and self-compassion

masculine and feminine

focus and contentment


So here are some questions for you to see whether you are focusing too much on doing vs being:

How hard are you being on yourself when it comes to sharing your voice? Do you always feel like you should do things differently? Know more, show more confidence, use your hands in a different way, project your voice better?

Then I think it's time you shifted your focus to being.


Asking yourself: How can I give myself grace? How can I give myself and my voice space? How can I be more of what I (or my audience) need rather than do something specific?


When we stop doing all the things, we can realize that who we ARE is enough and our voice will flow naturally.

Remember:

Your voice and who you are is enough โœจ

With lots of positive vibes ๐ŸŒˆ

Sonja

PS: If you could use some support in being more of what your audience needs and let that be reflected in your voice, schedule a free call with me.

You can also check out my 3-month 1:1 coaching program "Voice of Value" here.



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