What These Three Great Men Have In Common
Last week I learned how the power of a voice can sway multitudes to action. Every day was graced by people who spoke from the stage with power and compassion.
I heard the great Olympic Gold Champion Dan Gable talk about overcoming incredible challenges with courage and conviction. His voice just crackled with electricity and laser-like focus. It stirred me to the core.
I laughed as another speaker, Bob Wall from ‘Enter the Dragon’ fame, brought me to tears with his humor and compassion. His voice imbued me with lightness and happiness.
I heard my mentor Matthew Furey guide hundreds of his students through powerful visual exercises. For six straight days, Matthew’s voice rose and fell - at times sounding like a gentle breeze, and other times resonating to a deep and strong call to action. Always glowing with fire and joy, this great man made me cry each and every day.
So I got to thinking about the effect a voice has on us every day. Especially our own.
Every time we talk, the sound of our voice reveals our gender, age, geographic background. But most importantly, our voices tell others about our emotional state as well as our relationship to the people or person we’re speaking to.
When someone you know phones you, you recognize them by their voice. But you can also tell how they’re feeling, what kind of person they are, and what they really mean – as opposed what they might be saying.
This ability to sense a person’s state of mind applies equally to friends or strangers.
Even the tiniest fragments of how you say things reveals subtle, or not so subtle clues about you. Your voice is like an open book.
So this can only mean that your voice is an extraordinary instrument.
Speaking isn’t just a string of words. It’s also the 1000s of ways those words can be said. How you say what you’re saying reveals intimate details about you. The way I see you - and the way I am seen by you—depends to a large degree on what I hear in your voice.
Just like posture. How you stand and walk shows others your emotional state, level of confidence, age and health.
Most people naturally gravitate towards voices that are imbued with passion, love and graciousness. A voice that sounds listless and dull isn’t what I would call attractive. Not only that, this kind of voice is unhealthy to listen to.
A calm and confident voice is a beautiful thing to hear.
Positively charged music has the same immediate effect on you. What you hear instantly affects your subconscious mind. This is why positive music allows you to access your innate sense of joy and calmness easily and naturally.
Order your personal 5 CD set of The Secret Power of Words and Music now. As you listen, pay attention to how your voice changes.