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Voice power : using your voice to captivate, persuade, and command attention
Grant-Williams, Renée.
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New York : AMACOM, [2002]

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196 pages ; 23 cm
Your voice speaks volumes -- Just keep breathing -- A sound foundation -- The amazing power of consonants -- Silence is golden -- Theme and variations -- Speeches that make people listen -- Turn up the sales volume -- Voice mail theater -- Success appeal at work -- In tune with your world -- Rx for a healthy voice.
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"Ever wonder what makes us buy from a certain salesperson or prefer one TV news announcer over another? In each case, a human voice is subtly captivating our ear and commanding our attention. Now celebrity voice coach Renee Grant-Williams reveals the trade secrets behind those persuasive voices and shows readers how to apply positive vocal techniques to business and personal situations. Much more than a guide to proper breathing or voice projection, this is a life-altering ""owner's manual"" to unleashing and directing the powers of communication within one's speaking voice. By exploring the rich connections between singing and speaking, Grant-Williams helps readers: * Evaluate their ""VoicePower"" quotients * Literally breathe new life into their voices * Tap the amazing power of consonants--and silence * Deliver sales pitches virtually guaranteed to sell * Turn a voice mail message (incoming or outgoing) into a personal calling card * Become more confident, persuasive presenters and public speakers."

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Renee Grant-Williams (Nashville, TN) is a well-known voice coach whose clients include U.S. senators, attorneys, salespeople, and vocalists such as Faith Hill and Randy Travis.

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For those who are constantly interrupted or asked to repeat themselves, the problem may not be what they're saying, but how they're saying it. Voice coach Renee Grant-Williams, who works with singers and politicians like Linda Ronstadt and John Ashcroft, shows how to make one's speech resonate impressively in Voice Power: Using Your Voice to Captivate, Persuade, and Command Attention. She reveals how to enunciate consonants for dramatic effect, use breathing techniques to make the voice richer, deploy strategic silence, cope with stage fright and leave authoritative voice-mail messages. There's also a chapter on maintaining a healthy voice. (Mar.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved

Table of Contents

Acknowledgmentsp. vii
Part I Voice Production Techniques
Chapter 1 Your Voice Speaks Volumesp. 3
Chapter 2 Just Keep Breathingp. 15
Chapter 3 A Sound Foundationp. 31
Part II Delivery Techniques
Chapter 4 The Amazing Power of Consonantsp. 45
Chapter 5 Silence Is Goldenp. 59
Chapter 6 Theme and Variationsp. 67
Part III Applications
Chapter 7 Speeches That Make People Listenp. 83
Chapter 8 Turn Up the Sales Volumep. 100
Chapter 9 Voice Mail Theaterp. 115
Chapter 10 Success Appeal at Workp. 132
Chapter 11 In Tune With Your Worldp. 148
Part IV Voice Care
Chapter 12 Rx for a Healthy Voicep. 167
Epiloguep. 191
Indexp. 193
About the Authorp. 197