Verbal communication is an integral part of your personal brand and professional image.
Think about someone you spoke with today. Picture them in your mind. Now think about not just what they said but how they sound when they speak.
Was their speech smooth, gravely, excited or stilted, was their voice high-pitched, loud or soft? Do they hesitate when they speak, look away, or look you in the eye? What about upspeak; that’s when you go up in the middle of a phrase or sentence or at the end, even if it’s not a question. Some people giggle after each thought, sigh, or tilt their head. These habits can all indicate insecurity.
Do you recognize any of those verbal and non-verbal affectations in your own speech patterns? There are many more of these small variations that creep into our everyday conversations. But the big question is; do you notice them in yourself or others?
Whether you notice them or not, speech patterns and affectations are part of our “personal brand.” Your personal brand is how others think of you, what you are known for, all the many ways that we communicate visually, verbally and non-verbally.
Sometimes it’s difficult for us to recognize patterns in ourselves.
I can help.
As a Certified Personal Image Consultant and Communications Coach, I help active individuals upgrade their personal brand visually, verbally and authentically from the inside, out.
Email me for a free 30 minute consultation to get started realizing your full potential. What have you got to loose, besides old habits? Email now: [email protected]