Why do you need to manage your verbal presence? In the corporate world, there are several conundrums women have to contend with in order to manage their verbal presence:
• Be feminine, but speak with strength and presence
• Lower your pitch, but don’t speak too low and sexy
• Don’t talk too fast, but don’t talk too slow
• Show energy, but don’t over emote.
How do you balance these dichotomies but remain authentic? To start with, you must be aware.
Following on from Executive Presence for Women: How to Polish your Visual Presence and Look the Part, I continue my exploration of how women can break through the glass ceiling in the corporate world by monitoring and mastering their verbal impact.
This newest installment blends personal experience, anecdote and research to illustrate how voice influences the perception of women in the workplace – and how you can learn to control that perception.
Executive Presence for Women: Polishing Your Verbal Facet to Sound the Part shows that by paying attention to sound, word choice, subject matter and speaking style, you can cultivate a “leaderly” approach to communication that will add to your gravitas.
In so doing, it will increase your chances of getting the job you deserve.
Polishing Your Verbal Facet to Sound the Part is the second in a series of six ebooks in which Coni explores the five ‘facets’ of executive presence for women:
Watch for more ebooks in the series – offering the total guide to developing ‘gravitas’ in the corporate workplace!