Confession time. I do not like writing about public speaking anxiety. The subject is over-saturated,…
What if there was a system of electrical currents that created a network throughout your body?
What if those currents had the power to activate movement and expansion through the body?
What if breathing fully into your body provided your it with the fuel it needed to do anything within its range, including connecting with other humans?
What if setting the intention to reach people, to make yourself heard, to share yourself could activate that network of electrical currents?
What if your Will could travel from energized lungs, supported by an energized transverse abdominal muscle, through energized vocal folds, into an energized vocal tract where it developed clarity and articulation before it traveled, energized, out into the world?
This is all possible, not magically for those with particular talents, but for anyone with the desire and the willingness to stand in that vulnerable space. Sure you can exercise and train these skills, and I think you should, but that is not the task today. Today, why not just try to imagine how your Intention can create a spark in the nervous system and connect those dots.
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.