Guest: Caroline Goyder, Global Voice Coach, Author and TedX Speaker
When I was very young – the thought of public speaking was the most terrifying thought. My parents would often encourage me to compete in the Eisteddfod – a welsh festival of the arts where people would compete against other schools in singing competitions or recitals – I would take part, but my lack of confidence was evident and I struggled to express myself. The moment when I would walk into the middle of the stage was so scary and the experience would leave scars.
For me personally – finding my voice has been a lifetime pursuit. Its something I have never mastered, I have had many dips in my confidence and times when I felt that my voice wasn’t worthy and sometimes imposter syndrome would kick in. I would often ask the question – is it up to me to speak up, be persistent with my opinion or did I need the help of others to listen?
I have often reflected that there is an assumption, that “speaking up” and “having a voice” was something that we all should be able to do, but it isn’t that simple for many people.
On this episode we are going to explore this often “assumed” thought that everyone has a voice with our guest Caroline.
Challenging the assumption – do we all have a voice?
The barriers to finding our voice and feeling confident to “lean in”
Some of the key principles to building confidence in our thoughts and articulating them?
Some of the tips and techniques to help us feel more confident when delivering our thoughts with others?
How we master the communication of a message – our body, tone of voice and words
Personal tips, hints and a smattering of wisdom….