I realize that I speak about Intention a lot, and I’m going to do it again.
Many of you ask me how to keep your thoughts on track, how to keep from forgetting what you want to say, or even how to sound more put together. At the heart of this issue is how you set your intention for verbal communication.
- Who are you speaking to?
- What do you need them to do as a result of what you are saying?
- What do they want/need to hear to get there?
- How much of that can you, or do you, want to offer at this moment?
With clear intention, and clear knowledge of the possibilities and limitations of a given interaction you and your brain can find the alignment to clarify your words. That doesn’t necessarily mean that everything you say will be brilliant, but it does mean that you will be clear.
Gina Razón is the principal voice specialist at GROW Voice LLC, a full-service voice and speech studio in Boston’s Back Bay. She has over 16 years of experience both as a teacher of voice and speech, and a voraciously curious voice user. Gina has worked professionally as a classical singer for over a decade and more recently as a professional public speaker. For more information on the studio or to book Gina visit www.growvoice.com.