In the Buddhist teaching, Upajjhatthana Sutta, there are five remembrances for contemplation. The one I…
Answer these questions. What do you actually want your spoken communication to be? How do you want to be heard? What is important to you? What needs to happen? Now, think about how you are entering the world based upon your answers.
If you wish to be taken seriously or viewed as a leader then you have to lead. Have an opinion and be well-informed in that point of view. Listen carefully and lift up those around you when they have good ideas. Educate gently when others need guidance. If you have different goals, then your tactics will be as well.
The only constants in life seem to be that adaptation and flexibility are the strongest indicators for human success. I will add to these, Intention. When you know what you want, achieving it becomes possible.
Gina Razón is the Founder and CEO at GROW Voice LLC, a full-service verbal communication studio in Boston’s Back Bay. She has over two decades of experience as a teacher of voice and speech, is a communication and change facilitator, and is 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.