How many of you really feel like you communicate in your most resonant voice online? What I mean is – are people listening to you? Are they responding to you? Talking to you?
Sometimes it takes a lonnnngg time before we really feel like we’ve hit our mark, that people are getting the real us or that people even care what we're doing!
A few weeks ago, I almost got sidelined and discouraged from doing something because of an email that was in someone’s TRUE, in my opinion most powerful voice.
Wondering who made me stop in my tracks?
Watch this video and you’ll find out who I'm talking about plus:
- My top 3 examples of people who spoke to me in their most powerful voice
- Why using your unique voice is so important to launching
- Why you should seek out your own sweet spot and voice
So – you might be wondering what to do now. Here are 3 ways to find your voice:
- List 3 individuals (in your industry or another) you connect or resonate with and describe why their message “gets” you so well. Think about how they communicate with you.
- Look through all your blog comments, interactions on social media, emails, videos, anything you’ve produced and shared with others. Which formats have gotten the most response? Keep it simple.
- Survey your list – social media – people you know. Ask everyone around you where they think you are at your strongest?
If you’re feeling brave and want even more feedback from the community here – answer these questions in the comments below!
And as always – if you’re feeling this post or think someone else could use a little help finding their voice, pass on this post!
And one final note – don’t torture yourself about finding your voice, decide to start speaking in your most honest, genuine way you can. Don’t worry that you won’t have it all right at first.
Make a video, record an audio, write a blog post, whatever you want to create – create it!
As you experiment – you will start to see how people respond and DON’T respond.
Mentioned in this video:
Naomi Dunford: www.ittybiz.com
Danielle Laporte: www.daniellelaporte.com
Jonathan Mead: www.illuminatedmind.net
Jan Schochet says
Wonderfully put. I’m realizing that the people who I connect with speak from their hearts. And that I want to speak from my heart but I think I come across as speaking from my head.
Funny, I had the EXACT same reaction to those Naomi/Dave videos that you did. I didn’t finish watching the series. And you put your finger on it–they were snarky.
I didn’t really feel like listening to snarky and watching video of people drinking beer and wasting a lot of time in between saying things–it reminded me too much of my unproductive (totally!) college years. (see MY blog post about that next week!)
AND I really like Naomi’s emails, just like you do. I find her audio really great, too. I bought her program for coaches and listen to it on my iphone when I get up really early and can’t go back to sleep. I learn so much from her audios and really connect with them.
I love love love my colleague in one of my mastermind programs. Her name is Anna Kunnecke and here’s a fabulous video she just did: http://www.annakunnecke.com/unleash.html
She has another one on The Clean Sweep is quite wonderful, too. It’s right there on her YouTube Channel.
I think her voice connects with me because she soooo speaks from her heart.
I’d have to say she’s my most favorite right now. Will have to consider who else might “do it” for me.
Looking forward to doing your assignment about finding my voice. Thanks for putting yourself out there so we can benefit!
And your launch program will really be a great help for me and my team. Last launch I had no team and it was the opposite of how a great launch should go.
I know your launch workshops will be invaluable for us : )
Michelle Rodriguez says
Great video, Anne. Totally with you on Danielle Laporte. I got DP when I heard her at RHH Live ’11. The minute she uttered the first word…hook, line, sinker!
As I hear you, I’m getting more clear on my voice which is live speaking, with video a close second (though, there’s something about video that freaks me out a little bit). Look forward to seeing more of your voice through videos.
Thanks for sharing Anna Kunnecke with me – I just might want to interview her about the Queen Sweep program. I love her too! Great energy!
I’m so glad you joined the launching program!
Finding your voice is such a crucial part of launching – and NOT sounding like someone else because you think they are legit. So – I’m going to keep pushing this point in the program!
Michelle! I wish I had been able to meet you at RHH Live…or did I? I went both years! Yeah – it was over for me when I heard her speak – same as you. Love.
I’m so happy to hear you identifying the speaking as where your clear voice is – your personality shines through pictures – and somehow I had a sense that you did speaking and videos too!
Glad you liked the video – I have better cameras at my disposal so maybe I’ll rock that out a little more!
Thanks for the comment!