Vocal Power: Harness Your Inner Voice to Conquer Everyday Communication Challenges, with a foreword by Michael Irvin

Book description

"I was able to learn an incredible amount about my voice and about how to have great impact with more pleasure and less pain." -- Tony Robbins, New York Times bestselling author of Awaken the Giant Within

Achieving Vocal Power is about making a strong impact on others on all three levels of communication--words, tone of voice, and body language--simultaneously. It means finding and developing an authentic voice that is true to who you are as a unique individual.

In Vocal Power, Arthur Samuel Joseph--a top voice consultant and communication strategist to some of the biggest names in business, entertainment, sports, and politics--shows you simple techniques and exercises that will:

  • Improve not just your posture--but also your stature
  • Enhance your vocal quality
  • Sharpen your mental focus
  • Manage your fear of public speaking
  • Grow your influence beyond your wildest dreams

You never get a second chance to make a first impression. Make it count. Become a person people listen to.

Table of contents

  1. Cover
  2. Vocal Power : Harness Your Inner Voice to Conquer Everyday Communication Challenges
  3. Copyright Page
  4. Dedication
  6. Foreword
  7. Author’s Note
  8. Preface
  9. Acknowledgments
  10. Voice of the Monkey Boy: A Parable
  11. Chapter 1: Vocal Power
    1. What Is Vocal Power?
    2. The Vocal Awareness Method
    3. What Are the Benefits?
    4. How Long Does It Take to Learn?
    5. Can You Really Achieve Empowerment Through Your Voice?
    6. Taking the Next Step
  12. Chapter 2: Common Vocal and Communication Challenges
    1. The Fear of Public Speaking
    2. Are You Hiding Behind Your Habits?
    3. The Fear of Abandonment
    4. The Fear of Ownership
    5. Your Life–the Hero’s Journey
    6. Taking the Next Step
  13. Chapter 3: Learning the Fundamental Techniques
    1. Learning the Fundamentals
    2. The 7 Empowerment Rituals
    3. Taking the Next Step
  14. Chapter 4: The Daily Vocal Awareness Workout
    1. Preparing for a Vocal Awareness Workout: Gathering Tools
    2. The Vocal Awareness Workout Exercises: The Three Aspects
    3. Basic Elements of Movement and Sound
    4. The First Aspect: The Warm-Up
    5. The Second Aspect: The Bridge
    6. The Third Aspect: The Performance
    7. Designing Your Daily Practice: 7 Minutes for 7 Days
    8. A 7-Minute Workout
    9. Customizing Your Daily Routine
    10. The Vocal Power Journey
    11. Taking the Next Step
  15. Chapter 5: Health Benefits of Vocal Power
    1. Understanding Our Voice
    2. Improving Health: What Is Ailing Us?
    3. Reducing Jaw Tension
    4. Reducing Tongue Tension
    5. Raising Your Endorphin Levels
    6. Basic Vocal Hygiene
    7. Psychomotor Conditions
    8. A Final Thought on Health Challenges
  16. Chapter 6: The Importance of Body Language
    1. Addressing Your Challenges: Standing or Sitting in Stature
    2. Vocal Awareness Reminders
    3. Greetings Matter
    4. Your Grooming
    5. Taking the Next Step
  17. Chapter 7: Believe in Your Self
    1. Taking Ownership of Every Verbal Encounter
    2. Getting Ready for Your Defining Moment
    3. Uniting Timing, Talent, and Tenacity
    4. Confronting Your “Demons”
    5. Integration and Self-Mastery
    6. Claiming Your Self
    7. Taking the Next Step to Mastery
  18. Chapter 8: Singing: The Power and the Pleasure
    1. There Is No Such Thing as “Tone Deafness”
    2. Why Do Some People Sound Better Than Others?
    3. Singing Is an Emotional Gateway
    4. The Spiritual Qualities of Song
    5. Vocal Awareness Differs from Other Kinds of Singing Lessons
    6. The Vocal Awareness Singing Workout
    7. The First Aspect: The Singing Warm-Up
    8. The Second Aspect: The Singing Bridge
    9. The Third Aspect: The Singing Performance
    10. Guidelines for Singing Lessons
    11. Singing Is for Everyone
  19. Chapter 9: Going Deeper: Breathing into . . .
  20. Epilogue
  21. Index

Product information

  • Title: Vocal Power: Harness Your Inner Voice to Conquer Everyday Communication Challenges, with a foreword by Michael Irvin
  • Author(s): Arthur Samuel Joseph
  • Release date: November 2013
  • Publisher(s): McGraw-Hill
  • ISBN: 9780071807760