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Lessons in This Class

24 Lessons (1h 13m)

    • 2. Grounding your voice

    • 3. Projection

    • 4. Dry Mouth Oh My!

    • 5. Presenting a memorable and powerful delivery

    • 6. Children are the best teachers!

    • 7. Make boring presentations shine!

    • 8. Activity: Lip Trills/"RRR"/Humming

    • 9. Memorizing Masters

    • 10. Grouping with ease

    • 11. Highlighting

    • 12. Pick up and deliver

    • 13. Improv your listening skills

    • 14. Breathing

    • 15. Find Your Because

    • 16. Where to look

    • 17. Bring on the distractions

    • 18. First Impression Mastery

    • 19. Non-Verbals Can Make or Break!

    • 20. The Power of Getting Personal

    • 21. Seal the Deal

    • 22. Let's Put into practice

    • 23. It's Show Time!


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About This Class

As an Award Winning Broadway Credited Voice Coach,  I've devoted the last 20 years of my life teaching live, in-person communication skills to Elite Scientists, Presidents, CEOs, Entrepreneurs, Attorneys, Consultants, and also for corporations like GOOGLE, AMAZON, FACEBOOK and NASA (JPL) and more. 

What sets me apart from everyone else?  Unlike the common "Communication instructors" who regurgitate the same jargon over and over, COMPLETE PUBLIC SPEAKING & COMMUNICATION MASTER CLASS is designed to give you the EDGE on your communication skills. 

I will be teaching you the exact skills and techniques professional stage actors use to command an audience.  Think about it, ever wonder how stage actors can grab the attention of and audience for over 2 hours, with dynamic, articulate and memorable communication skills?  This is the ONLY place where you will learn exactly that. We will extract the best of the best techniques that can be easily translated to ANY communicational situation, leaving your audience mesmerized and wanting more.  I will be providing you with specific exercises and techniques that you can call rely on.  THIS is your one stop shop for everything communication.

This course is ideal for anyone looking to master their communication skills in:

  • Public Speaking to small or large audiences

  • Presentation Skills

  • Memorization

  • Projecting/Commanding your Voice

  • Listening

  • Assertiveness

  • Impactful First Impressions

  • Persuasion

  • Job Interviews How to Seal the Deal


You will see instant results!  Take the first step on getting the EDGE and lets propel your career to the next level TOGETHER!

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GB Voice Academy

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Two-Time Broadway Award Winning Actor/Singer Gabriel has performed starring roles on Broadway, Las Vegas and International stages around the world. His televised PBS concert “Live from the Venetian in Las Vegas”, has aired in over 350 PBS stations across North America. 

Gabriel has studied voice at the Royal Conservatory of Music in Toronto and began his career as an apprentice actor at the prestigious Shaw Festival of Canada. He made his Broadway debut in Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Bombay Dreams, under the direction of 2-time Academy Award winning composer A.R. Rahman. He also starred as Lancelot in the Broadway National Tour of Camelot and Magaldi in the Broadway National tour of Evita (Harold Prince Revival). Gabriel had the distinguished honor of origina... See full profile

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1. Welcome to COMMUNICATION MASTER CLASS!: either. My name is Gabriel Vera. Photo. I'm an award winning Broadway credited voice coach. I've devoted the last 20 years of my life teaching live and in person. Communications goes to elite scientists, presidents, CEOs, entrepreneurs, attorneys, consultants and also for corporations like Google, Amazon, Facebook, NASA, JPL. The list goes on and on. Now. I could sit here and tell you the importance of communication, and now it could make a breaker career. But you already know this stuff. That's why you click this video. What sets me apart from everyone else. Unlike other communication instructors who regards to take the same jargon over and over, I mean that stuff he could find for free on YouTube. My complete communication masterclass is designed to give you the edge. Under communication skills, I will be teaching you the exact same skills and techniques professional stage actors use to command an audience. Think about it everyone or how stage actress congrats the attention of an audience for over two hours with dynamic, articulate and memorable communication skills. This is the only place where you will learn exactly that I will extract the best of the best techniques that could be easily translated to any communication situation, leaving her audiences mesmerized and wanting more. I will be providing with specific exercises and techniques that you could rely on and that will be there for you when you need it. This is your one stop shop for everything. Communication. This course is ideal for anyone looking to master the communication skills and public speaking to a small or large audience. Presentational skills, memorization, projecting and commanding or voice listening, assertiveness, impactful, first impressions, job interviews, persuasion, how to seal the deal and so much more you will see instant results. Take the first step on getting the edge on. Let's propel your career to the next level together. See you on the other side. 2. Grounding your voice: now, when communicating, we have two elements of communication. The non verbal in the world, this video. We're gonna be focusing on the verbal love or the voices. They say Italian. What tends to happen to a lot of people when they speak in front of a big audience when they're doing a presentation or job interview? What tends to happen is that when we get nervous, our breath tends to get shallow, are placements get shallow and then we kind of end up speaking from up here from your throat versus a nice ground and anchored sound. So what happens? That's when you start losing her voice. That's when you start getting dry mouth syndrome and self doubting yourself. Because your delivery is weaker. I'm going to show you some exercises on how to fix that, permanently, not temporarily, permanently. If you implement these exercises on a regular basis. Now, ask yourself how to Broadway performers, theater artists, singers? How are they able to perform in front of thousands of people? Eight shows a week, delivering so much material consistently without losing their voice without losing focus or concentration? I'm going to share with you those exact same techniques Now, this is gonna sound a bit corny, but just bear with me. I want you to grab your mouth. Your motives here now, it's no longer here. Now you know, Iron Man, how he has that sort of energy power source right here. Well, I want you to put your mouth here right here. So I want you to imagine that your voice is now projecting from here versus up here. Up here. Down here. Put your hands here on your iron Man Energy source and go. Ah, Hi. How are you? Ah, nice long, Azan. Awesome sound. Ah, you're gonna feel your hands vibrate. Your chest vibrates. This is an anchored, healthy sound. Now it's not an affected sound. It's not sort of a anchorman. Steve Sound. We're trying to sound fake unattached to our emotions. Not at all this sound. What you're hearing now is your sound. It's more of how you sound, who you are. What tends to happen, as I said earlier, is that when stress comes about as we grow as adults, our voice gets higher and tighter. So our job is to remember that our sounds should be anchored into your Ironman source. exercises. Write this down. I'm gonna have us all in a sheet for you at the end of this course for you to follow. But if you want to get a head start on it, Write this down five minutes a day. We all read whether you're reading a work related presentation or something you're preparing for or whether you're just reading a fictional book as we all do before going to bed is what I want you to do. I want you to put your hands here on your arm and I want you to read from here. This is where your mouth is. Now read out loud. But from here, what you're going to notice is that your voice is going to sound richer, deeper and guess what? More emotionally connected. Why? Because this source is right next to the heart. So it makes it easier to connect to your text from an emotional level. It kind of kills two birds with one stone. We're gonna get to how to read with much more emotion and connect to the text of the deeper level on another video. But we're getting a head start by placing it at the right place. Look a guitar. Where is the whole of a guitar? It's in the center of the body. Your body is where the voice resonates from that we centralize it. It comes in from a deeper place. It has much more of a ring and a commands attention. And that's what we want. Another example. I use a lot of visual examples here, So to give you a better idea, I want you to imagine there's a large field. You're one end of the field and there's a violence way up in the other side. You could barely see him wave. Hello? Now this violinist is gonna play for you. You could barely hear what she's singing. It's kind like, but you can't really get the intricacies. So what is a violent is need to do play harder on that violin. What happens if she does that? The violin is gonna break, hence losing her voice. So how do we get all the nuances of that sound delivered to you? The listener way up over here in this other side of the field? If we build a dome around her all of a sudden, that sound is gonna hit the dome and travel way across that field into your ears. So it's a much more effective way of speaking now. She could play all those intricacies without straining or instruments, and all that information will get to you. Well, guess what we are the dome. This body we have is a dome when we centralizes sound from here. Ha ha. Hello. It travels more efficiently without putting cost on your vocal cords. You could go on for hours, just like the pros door Broadway. And that's what this is about. It's about translating what the pros do on stage to you in your working world in your personal life and how to make your communication skills farm exciting dynamic. I want you to get excited about sharing your information, not terrified. This is fun. We're having fun, and we want to give you the tools you need to make it enjoyable onto the next video. 3. Projection: projection. What tends to happen when we get the slightest insecure? Our voices tend to drop. We tend to lower our voice. It's important to stay engaged, to stay connected after Ironman, to deliver that text again, going back to Broadway performers. How are they able to perform? You've seen these theaters I performed in the Broadway Theater on 42nd Street. I think it's like 3000 people have performed in arenas. Yes, were miked. That only takes you so far. It's all about diction and projection, and what a lot of people tend to do is that they think the power comes from the throat. When you push from the throw out first thing to go, we're disconnecting from your Iron man, and that's when we lose the voice. We need to know where the power source of the voices. It's not here, it's not here. Remember, this is just where it resonates from, but where the power comes from, your diaphragm. Okay, Singers rely on the diaphragm after a long vocalizing session. What hurts is now your throat your ass. It's like you've done 50 crunchies or 150 crunchies. This is where the power comes from you know that sort of mushy part right here. Sorry I missed you. See me? That's sort of like that mushy area right here. How much? You put your hands right there, right there, and notice my arms when I project. Huh? Uh, see how engaged it's engagement. That is where the power is. Not here, here. So, as you're reading your material as you're rehearsing, I want you to make sure that your hands are engaged until you realize where the power source is coming from. It's imagine it. Okay, put your hands here in the south mushy part. Imagine there's a kid crossing the street. Hey, Stop! Huh? What happens? You see that engagement? This is where your power comes from. So if you need to project to the people way back there, this along with proper placement, you're able to speak with confidence for hours and not lose your voice. It's simple. It's about awareness. At this point, it's about knowing where the power comes from and where the resignation comes from. When my kids get out of hand, this is what I use. Hey, stop that. Stop hitting your brother, right? They listen because it's coming from a deeper place. It's not from my throat. Hey, stop that! You're hitting your brother. When you saying that's so weird? He's not like a monkey. Whatever. This is where we push from, not from the throats. This is where we resonate from, not from the throat. You notice there's a theme here. We're moving away from the throats, locking it in, grounding the sound. The bigger the tree, the deeper the roots. So what we're doing is we're adding routes to our sound, so the sound will project with efficiency and longevity. Here's some exercises for you. So as you're doing those daily readings, as I was talking about earlier, yes, here, maybe read a few minutes from here to make sure you're nice and deepened resonated that I want you to read the same text with a little more volume. Pretend you're talking to somebody at the far back of the auditorium, read the same dialogue just like you're doing but engaging from here on making sure your arms are engaged. Okay, that's going to help your body get used to these new ways of speaking, making it the new normal. So then, if you don't practice this. When you're doing your presentations, your body won't go what you're doing or something. Were you better stop looking at you by exercising this way, you're able to make it the new normal. And as you go about your normal day talking to people, getting her Starbucks and directing with people, be aware of your sound. What you're gonna start noticing is that your voice is going to start dropping more. You're gonna start sounding richer and you don't need to push. It's gonna affect your daily life. And it's a good thing. Let's your body take the burden of a sound, not your throat. Excellent work on in the next video. 4. Dry Mouth Oh My!: dry mouth syndrome. A very common thing. A lot of my students complain about that. I don't know what it is I prepare. I rehearsed all day long. I'm ready to go. But by the time I'm three minutes in, my mouth gets dry. How do we fix that? Is something? It's normals. In my nerves of first place, the saliva leaves is the mouth leaving you dry, making you feel not as lucid and lubricated and again adding to the insecurities and snowballing into something negative. While you're up there, we don't want that. We want a snowball into something positive and effective. It's a biological thing that happens that is so easy to fix again. Let me share with you what the pros do. Simple, so simple. They'd be, like, really that easy. We want to make sure. Well, hydrated. Drink a lot of water 20 minutes prior. What people don't understand is that it takes about 20 minutes for your vocal cords to hydrate. You do presentation. Oh, my God. I'm thirsty. Never had time. Okay, I'm on in two minutes. Okay. Let me just drink this water. I go out there, you'll be dry. You'll be speaking on dry cords, which will result in cracking and losing her voice. So stay hydrated. Drink 20 minutes prior to presentation to make sure you'll be hydrated. Now it could still happen. Another method we could do is having a mint just before you go out there. What that does is at a trigger saliva to your mouth region, and it stays there to help dissolve that mitt. So before going on a little chewy, chewy, chewy. Okay, myr ago. Remember, mod swallow on your mouth and throat will be ready to go. Another trick I learned from opera singer Friends of Mine. If you have a long presentation, if it's long winded, you're going through a huge Power Point presentation. That's gonna You're gonna be up there for a while. You're drinking your bit thirsty. The midst dissolved already, starting it dry again. Oh my God, I'm drawing up again. Bite your tongue. Not hard, but just a little bite on the side of your tongue. Maybe where? Listening to a response. Or maybe while there's a video playing in winter presentations and you have time to rest for a few minutes, just bite your tongue. What that does is it instantly hydrates your mouth. The body senses that there's tissue damage happening, so it sends fluids to your mouth and hydrates your mouth instantly. Little tangible tricks that we could use to make our presentation stand out. Remember, what we have to say is important. We don't want these a little physical things, taking us away from our main focus, which is the topic that were very passionate about sharing. Okay, moving on. 5. Presenting a memorable and powerful delivery: So what I like to do in this video is take the time and give you an example to make what you say much more effective and memorable and finding those dramatic pauses and remembering that we need to take our time. Use those dramatic pauses. Toe. Let the information sink in much more effective than just bulldozing your way through the information and then having to repeat yourself because people didn't really get what you were saying. Initially, this is a much more effective way of speaking. For example, I'd like to read some excerpts from the Gettysburg Address by President Abraham Lincoln. Four Score and seven years ago, our father brought forth on this continent a new nation. OK, there's that. We're just giving out information, but there's no feeling behind it. It doesn't land as well to the listener. Four score and seven years ago, our fathers brought forth on this continent a new nation conceived in liberty and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal. Now you see how I took time with those dramatic pauses? Ah, lot more said in silence that it is in just getting on information. It's like when you hear the church bells when you're in Europe walking in the cobblestone streets. The sound of the bell is beautiful, but the ring it does afterwards is also something to cherish. It's the same thing with our voice. We have to let the sound of her voice ring on. So we is a listener. Have the time to process the information. There's a lot more to be said with silence than we think. Take your time. No rush moving on now We are engaged in a great Civil War testing whether that nation or any nation so conceived and so dedicated, can long endure. We are met on a great battlefield of that war. All I did was I took my time. I let the spaces ring, and I emphasize the words that were the heaviest with much more retarded Endo, which is a Italian term in the singing world of slowing things down. This is something that's gonna help tremendously. A lot of my clients who are lawyers have problems with their opening statements and closing statements. They just basically give up the information plays in general. The court. Your Honor, my client came home from ballet class cross the street was hit by a drunk driver. Okay, that's information. But if we add the pauses and add the and give the listener time to really process the information, Your Honor, my client was coming home from ballet class across the street and was hit by drunk driver. All I did was I took my time. Embrace those pauses. It's a much more efficient way of speaking than going full throttle and having to repeat yourself, because some people are very polite. They won't tell you they didn't understand that we like, uh OK, thank you so much for that information. We need to take our time, let it land. 6. Children are the best teachers!: when I would have students come to my office, I would have my 24 year old Children come into the room and sit down in front of their job was to read these Children's stories to the Children. If my kids picked up and left, that meant they weren't as engaging as they needed to be so. But by adding all those infections and those pauses and changing the voice based on the character you're reading, those kids were like Huh? If you have kids, nephews, wonderful opportunity, get them, sit them down, read them a story, make it as exciting as possible and keep those kids engaged. And if you can keep the kids attention for a long period of time, you're doing your job. I have students from JPL, Google, Facebook who do all these presentations, these very dry presentations with statistical information numbers. And believe it or not, you can translate this kind of reading toe that material and make it exciting. Getting in a two hour presentation of stats and charts and graphs could get tiresome. It's our job is proper communicators to make it exciting. How about we read one of my favorite authors Oscar Wilde. I love his work, a za child. I remember reading a lot of his Children's stories, and they were so memorable to make. So why don't we get started, Shelley, When my favorite stories, They're selfish Giant from Oscar Wilde. I just read a bit and I'll show you what I mean by those dramatic inflections. Every afternoon, as they were coming from school, the Children used to go and play the Giants guard. It was a large, lovely garden with soft green grass here and there over the grass to the beautiful flowers like stars. And there were 12 peach trees that in the springtime broke out into delicate blossoms of pink and pearl. Now do you see how, as their Oscar while is this beautiful way of describing such simple things in so much detail, like delicate blossoms of pink and pearl? I mean, those I could see it right in front of me. So don't mush over the delicate blossoms of pink and broke. No, those air gems we need to let those words shine. So by having space in between each word, you let it come out and in the autumn bore rich fruit the birds sat on the trees and sang so sweetly that the Children used to stop their games in order to listen. How happy we are here. They cry to each other. Now you see how I'm changing my voice from the narrator to the Children. That way, as you're saying the story, we could envision what's happening if I read the narrator the kids the same way. We can't tell them apart. One day the giant came back. Now we're talking the Giants and you notice how I'm dropping my voice for the Giant. He had been to visit his friend the Cornish over and had stayed with him for seven years. Seven years is a long time to have a conversation. So you see how I'm emphasizing that stayed with him for seven years. After the seven years were over, he had said all he had to say for his conversations was limited, and he determined to return to his own castle drama, the Giants. Coming back when he arrived, he saw the Children playing in the garden drama, drama, drama, the drama. What are you doing here? He cried in a very gruff voice and the Children ran away. My own garden is my own garden, said the giant. And anyone can understand that. And I will allow nobody to play in it but myself. So we built a high wall all around it and put up a notice board. Trespassers will be prosecuted. Take your time. Let words land. Add inflection that will keep the attention of the listener. So re read, read. Have fun. Get used to the sound of your voice. So then when you're making those presentations, it'll come out of the very naturally. 7. Make boring presentations shine!: Now let's put that reading dynamic approach to the test I found on the Internet something as drives I could something about statistics, but you know what it's about. But that's a good thing, because I just I'm looking at it right now for the first time, and I'm going to show you what I mean by reading Dynamically. I've changed some of the formulas that were mind boggling toe like a simple X and Y and Z, just to give you an idea of how we could read something as dry as statistical formulations into something more dynamic that will avoid this from the audience, Right? No matter what the material, we could make a dynamic, we could make it interesting. We could leave them wanting more. Here we go. Consider the problem. Given the data pair. Why? Why draw from a population with ZZ, specify a neural network model and run Grady inflow on the weights over time until reaching any stationary? How does x x y the function of computing by the neural network at times e relate to T in terms of approximation and representation? What are the benefits of the adaptive representations by neural networks compared to the fix spaces representations in the classical literature, we answer the above question via dynamic approach indexed by the training process of the neural networks. I don't know what I read, but I use this as an example to get something as dry. Mundane is formulas in the, you know, statistical information and adding pauses to it and adding infliction to it with my voice. Now imagine you reading something that you are passionate about, something you know more than anything else, and you add this style of singing with an intention behind it. It's gonna make your presentation pop. People will be from Teoh on a personal No, this is what I know as engaged when I have the audience or an audition. Usually people are like this in the audience or in a meeting or an audition. They're kind of like this or on the phone. But when they drop it and they sort of lean forward, you have their attention. Now I don't want you focusing on that. I want you to focus on your message on your because and present it with energy dynamics, intention and passion. Good work 8. Activity: Lip Trills/"RRR"/Humming: not to help with speaking dynamically and using your range so you don't sound monotone. I have specific exercises that actors use, including myself, in order to help develop the dynamic quality of her voice. So you have range versus sounding very monitoring and putting everybody to sleep. Let's face it, some people, it's a very uncomfortable for them to speak with a lot of range in their voice. It's something that's alien to them. It's something their bodies will fight against you for it. There's just not natural to you to speak that way. Maybe speaking monotone is part of your normal speaking voice, and that's okay, too. But if we want to sound more dynamic, we need to be able to use all ranges of our voice. So here are some specific exercises you could do to help with that. Now, remember anchoring into our Iron Man, making sure we're grounded, nice and grounded, that sound we're going to start with. But we actors call the lift true. Now that's something you can't dio. There's the uh if you can't do that, either. There's a hum, So basically what we do from our iron is going down and up without a lick. Trail the sound or the home. So wait, you can't do either of those. Just do now. First, you might be like I don't have the breath capacity to do that, huh? Well, that's what those breath exercises breathing into the sales that were talking about earlier . That's gonna help with that. Every exercise helps each other to create a fluid, open sound. This will help you get used to using all ranges of your voice. So that way, when you practice it and when you put it into practice in front of people, your body and your self subconscious mind is not gonna be like what you're doing. People gonna laugh at you don't do that. It's not what we're used to. So we need to practice in that arena to not be afraid of making those sounds. When we practice enough, it becomes normal to us on our bodies won't fight us, and our judge mentally self will start saying, What you doing? You shouldn't do that. People are laughing at you. You sound kind of crazy. It's OK, It's practice. This is what we do. We're practicing so lip trail hum or are to help open up that range of your voice, help you utilize your voice more dynamically. Good job 9. Memorizing Masters: in certain situations you might be required to remember. Memorize a lot of information, whether it's a product pitch of feasibility study or something that requires you to remember a lot of dialogue. Ah, lot of text. Well, number one question I get from a lot of people is as actors. How do you remember all of those lines, pages and pages of monologue and perform them every day? So not only memorizing it, but retaining all that information. Well, that's why you're here. You want the secrets. I'm gonna share it with you. Your memory has two elements to short term memory and the long term memory. Think of the short term memory as a post it notes on a board. It's there. It's temporary. It's kind of unstable. It could fall off at any second. Not reliable. That's something that you remember usually the day off. If you try to remember on the spot, it'll usually stay there. But then, if you go and have a coffee and come back to it, you'll sort of forget it again. It's not really there because it's not in your long term memory, and I want you to think of your long term memory. More like a vault, a safe. That's where it's days it lives. You could rely on it. You could count on it, knowing that it will be there for you when you need it. The key to memorizing is trying to get it from the short term to the long term, as quick as possible, making that transition that way, it will stay there and retain itself. Now there are a lot of people out there that have their own theories of how to memorize effectively. I heard one where you write the dialogue down. I find that time consuming and tedious. It's something you're doing with your hands, not your eyes or your mind. You don't memorize of your hands, but that's just me. But again, I'm going to share with you what actors do, how they are able to remember all of that dialogue. Now bear with me here, close your eyes, take a deep breath and I want you to envision in front of you four scoreboards like the ones you see in a baseball game, four of them right in front of you. And on each of those scoreboards you see the number seven and below that number seven. It says years ago. The next thing I want you remember is your father as well as other fathers walking fourth on a big row with all the continents on it. And they're offering you a box. On inside this box is a piece of paper that says New Nation, You could open your eyes now Great. Now I want you to close your eyes again. Envision exactly what we talked about in the same order. Here we go. Four score. And seven years ago, our fathers brought forth on this continent a new nation. Now you see how easy it was to recall that. Now close your eyes. Repeat exactly what I said. Using these visions to guide you and you're gonna find it comes right to you. It's called visualizing if I have to memorize so much dialogue in a short period of time. This is what I use now. It doesn't mean that when you're up there, your presentation, you need to be remembering rugs and fathers and scoreboards. This is just to get it to your short term memory. Think of it as an artificial way to get it up on those posted notes on your short term memory. And once it's there, the transition into long term becomes easier. What we struggle with the most is getting it on the short term memory because we have no association to the dialogue. We just remember Fourscore and seven years ago, four score and seven years ago. Okay, what's the next thing with no association to anything? So it's like remembering formulas or math formulas in school. Remember that when the test was done, we throw all that away, asked me an hour later after my test. I can't remember any those formulas because it didn't associate it anything. By visualizing the dialogue, whether it's I t information or feasibility studies or numbers or statistical information, we could associate all that with visions in a particular order that goes along with your dialogue and I'm telling you, it'll flow. It will be right there for you when you need it. So now we're able to transition it into a long term memory with ease. 10. Grouping with ease: Now, on the rare occasion, we're giving a mountain of dialogue that we need to read in front of people, probably by that evening by that afternoon's meeting, possibly the next day, and when you look at it, it could be overwhelming. Some of my clients have dyslexia, and when they see all of that dialogue, it intimidates them and their brain shuts down and they're unable to process all the information. And that's when nerves kick in. And that's when we flub words where we start sweating, our palms get sweaty and then we sort of spiraled downwards. Well, there's a way of combating all that. That's what I call grouping. We as actors also have a lot of dialogue that we need to present. And we have our own method of breaking dialogue down in small, digestible portions so we could process it, take it in and communicated effectively without getting overwhelmed to going back to the Gettysburg Address. One of the best speeches ever made by President Lincoln. Looking at it off the top looks pretty well overwhelming, doesn't it? It's a lot of dialogue. Oh, my God. Got so much to say. I'm gonna break it down. Let's find ways where we could group this out. Space it out so we could break it down to digestible portions from the top four score. And seven years ago, our fathers brought forth on this continent a new nation conceived in liberty and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal. That to me sounds like a group, doesn't it? Four Score and seven years ago, that's basically what we're talking about. And then there details Regarding the Four Score and years ago our fathers brought forth a new nation conceived in liberty, dedicated to the proposition of all men are created equal when four score and seven years ago. So it's sort of all talking about what happened four score and seven years ago. That, to me sounds like a nice, digestible paragraph. Separate that for the bunch to make it more appealing to the eyes from a reading perspective. The next group we have now now now is sort of like the beginning of a new system, a new way of thinking that sounds to me instinctively like a way we could separate it from the rest of the paragraph. Now we are engaged in a great Civil War case. We're talking with Civil War now, testing whether that nation or any nation so conceived and so dedicated, can no longer endure. That sounds to me like a group right there. Now we're engaged in what, a Civil War testing, whether that nation or any nation so conceived and dedicated, can no longer endure. It's talking about that. We are engaged in this war, and we could no longer endurance sounds to me like it's sort of its own grouping, so we could separate that, making more digestible moving on. From there. We are met on a great battlefield of that war. So now we're talking about the battlefield. That's whole other portion. We have come to dedicate a portion of that feel again. We're talking about the field as a final resting place for those who gave their lives that that nation might live. It is altogether fitting and proper that we should do this. Do what dedicate a portion of that field that links up to the beginning, so that, to me, sounds like it's another digestible portion. So when we space it out like that, that makes it so much more easier to process, and we could read it with confidence, knowing that there is an end to it versus when you read a whole paragraph, there's no end to it. It's harder to break that down right on the spot. Now, given this is a scenario where you have time to go through dialogue and space it out that way, sometimes you don't. Sometimes we're gonna get you on camera to this press briefing and you have to. This is the information, and there's no time to process and okay, reactors. Call the cold reading when you're an audition and it's a great read the scene boom and you have no time to prepare. There's a way of doing that, too. 11. Highlighting: Now, on the rare occasion, you're gonna be required to read something quick on the spot. We got this press briefing. We have a meeting at two o'clock. Here's the information you got to read, and we don't have the luxury of sitting down there breaking it down and having the time to rehearse. It's a rarity, but it does happen. Sometimes it's what we act is called cold reading when you're an audition and they give you sides and you have to read it right there on the spot with no time to repair. This could be a nightmare for some people, especially for people who have some form of dyslexia. Now there's a way to combat that, too. I always have this around. This is my saving grace, different colored highlighters. This is what I used a highlight exactly what we broke down in the previous video, where broke down those groups where you could literally highlight each one of those groups with different highlighters. So then, when you see it in a big, jumbled up paragraph like that, and you and you break it down with these different highlighters, it's again more visually appealing to the eye and it does not become overwhelming. This is particularly true for people who, for example, English is not their first language. This could be very helpful as well. You now have a broken down in front of you, whether it's spatially where with highlighters in small, digestible increments, so that when you look at it, you don't get overwhelmed. You are in complete control. No worries. You got this. 12. Pick up and deliver: sometimes if you have a presentation that you need to do, say the next day or two days and you just don't have time to sit there and memorize it and you have to read it off the page and you don't have the luxury of having a teleprompter like a lot of presidents and newscasters do, there's an art in what I call reading it off the page. It's something actors master as well. Again, I'm giving you the actors edge we actors as well at the deal with when doing a cold read. But we don't have a lot of time to prepare, so we need to literally pick it off the page and deliver it. And there's an easy way to practice this on a daily basis. If this is something you do, so for example, going back to our Gettysburg Address trying this with me, I want you to google the Gettysburg Address. Bring it up Very simple. You have a right in front of you. So this is how the exercise goes. You look down at the dialogue and this case we're using the Gettysburg Address again. We're gonna pick up as much as we can, and then we're going to to deliver it to a specific area, whether it's a door knob, various different points in the room. If you're doing a public presentation, whether it's those chairs I was talking about or those tape pieces in the back of the wall . If it's a bigger audience on, basically you look down, you pick up what you can and threw it at different areas of that room. Whether it's here, there, there, there, there, there, there, anyone. So, for example, looking down right now for beginners, it might just be a word or two or three or possibly a sentence. This gets better with practice, and we'll talk about how to practice this later on in the video. But for this situation, looking down, I could pick up force for seven years ago. I'm gonna pick it up and deliver it to one place, one fixed place in the room, Four score and seven years ago, looking back down from where I left off, our fathers brought forth on this continent our fathers brought forth in this continent looking down a new nation conceived in liberty, a new nation conceived in liberty, looking down and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal. Of course, implementing those pauses that we're talking about this is an exercise you could do on a daily basis. It's something I do every day. Is an actor to build that muscle in the event I get a cold read or have to do a scene that I have no time to memorize the next day, pick up, deliver, pick up, deliver. You could practice this at home. I read every night for one of bed. What I usually do basically, get my book, pick up as many as much as I can, whether it's a word, two words a sentence and deliver it to say, a fixture in the room, the lamppost deliver it looked down. What's the next thing? Pick it up. Deliver. The key to this exercise is not to read while you're looking down, because look at how much power I lose when I do four score and seven years ago our fathers brought forth on this continent. I'm losing the power of the I vs Four Score and seven years ago, our fathers brought forth on this continent. You see how it has so much more power. You're connecting, and you could see this when you see presentations or live public events when they're reading like this, you're losing power, You're losing the message, and you could be his passion as you want. But it just doesn't land as well versus picking it up, delivering it, even if it takes time. Use those spaces, like were talking about earlier silence is powerful. Four score and seven years ago, our fathers brought forth on this continent a new nation conceived in liberty. It's going to get better with practice, eventually be able to pick up two sentences. I have students where it will pick up a whole paragraph. This takes time and practice. But again, this is something that you could do on a daily basis to build that muscle, to make you a better communicator to connect with your audience because that is the key. We got to connect. You could have the most incredible writers writing the most incredible information. The most incredible presentation you've ever in your entire life created. It's everything. It's all right here. But if you're delivering like this, you're gonna It's gonna go down the toilet. You need to learn to connect with your audience. Pick up, deliver pickup. Deliver key is do not read down. I don't care if you're picking up a word at a time bill that muscle memory. So it's in your it's in your DNA. It's in your muscle memory to never look down. And that's what's gonna be the new norm for you. And that's what you want for effective, connected communication skills. 13. Improv your listening skills : Now, I'm sure you've heard this a 1,000,000 times. That listening is imperative for good communication. And I'm not going to sit here and regurgitate all this to PC on YouTube and all the other communication instructors tell you. But the reason why you're in this course because you want an edge on everybody you want to know how to take your listening to another level. That's why you're here. Let me give you an insight. How is it that actors performers on stage are so engaged and connected with their scene partner? It looks so organic, so dynamic. Well, there's a reason for that. Actors are obsessed with the style of training that I'm gonna be telling you about. And it really does make a difference. It grounds you. It puts you in the moment, and it really takes your communications to the next level. You ready for this improv? Okay, don't get intimidated. Don't be like, Well, I'm not an actor. I can't be going up on stage with people I don't know and just doing skits and stuff. That's just not me. I am telling you it makes a world of difference. I myself running improv group here in Los Angeles for people in the business industry for professionals, and they swear by it they've seen drastic improvements in their communication skills and their sales pictures or feasibility studies and interviewing and interactions with the fellow colleagues. It really does make a difference. Don't get intimidated. It's actually a lot of fun. The reason why improv it's so outstanding is that it puts you in the present moment. It gets you out of your head, and in the moment it laser focus is yours listening skills to a whole new level. The basic premise of improv is to listen what your partner is saying agreed to it and then add to it. It's called the yes and approach, and the number one rule is not to be negative. You never want to shut down what somebody's telling you. For example, if somebody says to you I love German shepherds, I don't They're actually very vicious animals. I wouldn't recommend it right away. You're shutting down that conversation. You're stopping it cold in its tracks versus taking. What do your partner gives you agreeing to it and then adding to it? I really like German shepherds, you know, what you're actually right. Then a great guard dogs and him. And I look really good in my Land Rover. You know, he always had a good taste of dogs and cars, and it just keeps on going. So you build that muscle off agreeing with what they say, adding to it and continuing the conversation. So you're enriching the conversation on what this is gonna do. Subconsciously, it's going to make your listening and communication skills that much more engaging. People want love talking to you because you've mastered the art of listening. Everybody loves to talk about themselves. We know that you can have a one on one conversation with your first date, and if you let them talk about themselves, drove the whole evening, they're going to think you're the best. Let's turn the world and you haven't said a thing. Listening really does make the difference Now. The good thing about improv is that it's so easy to organize, and there are so many classes available now. Don't get intimidated. I'm not asking you to go and join Second City and become a stand up comedian or anything. But if you just go to say, meet up dot com and click an improv in your local area, and I'm sure you'll see a lot of improv groups that get together for fun. And they're not necessarily professionals. The instructor will have improv experience, but it's a wonderful opportunity for you to meet perfect strangers. And you could have fun and not worry about being judged, because the number one rule of improv is there is no wrong answer. Everything is correct. And you could join any of these groups and the use We meet up once a week, professionals nonprofessionals, and you'll find that there a lot of people just like you who want to get an edge. This is why you're in this course because you want an edge. And I'm telling you, diving into something we're afraid of is going to break the ice. And when you get up there in public in front of your colleagues, or when you're in that one on one interview, you're gonna feel so much more relaxed so much more in the moment. And nothing could faze you cause an improv. If you have a good improv teacher, they're gonna put you in different scenarios, and you're gonna learn and think on her feet in profits, not something you're born with. It's something you learn getting into a good class or good group in your local area. We'll help you get the edge. 14. Breathing : stage fright. Welcome to my world. This is what as theatre actors deal with on a daily basis. And guess what? It never goes away. It's with you all the time, and it's a good thing. Stage fright isn't your enemy. It's your Energizer. Think of stage fright as your energy source. Change the fear to excitement. This is your opportunity to share what you're most passionate about. Remember, the passion is more important than the fear. If you make yourself more excited about sharing the information, your fear will dissolve. There's no fear. When you're excited about sharing some use and great news to your family or your best friend, you're you're on its you're saying things. You really Wow, I didn't know I could speak that way because you're in your passion mode being your passion mode. The same thing with acting performers. The objective of what the character needs to deliver is our driving force and our situation . If we're doing a power point presentation of sales pitch of presentation in front of our colleagues or larger group, nerves will happen. It's normal if you're not nervous than there's problems. It's part of being human. It's good Now there are techniques we could do to help, not let it get out of hand and effective performance. I usually do what is called the hissing technique. I am telling you this has worked for me in so many occasions. I opened up multi $1,000,000 shows where I would open up the second act. All the press was out there. London Times, New York Times Times, Washington Post All the reviewers were out there for this big opening, multi $1,000,000 premier, and the light was on me and it was up to me to perform. How did you deal with that much pressure? The hissing technique. It is so easy. You'll be like, Really? That's all it takes before you go on. This is about five minutes before you go on, relax your shoulders completely. Belgian use and sort of pitched down slate, right? So there's no tension in your neck at all on your shoulders from here. Breathe deep. You come upon The'keeper's. This exercise is making sure that his is consistent. What it does is it equalizes your breathing because what happens is when we get out there and we're nervous, are breathing it. Hello and we kind of lose control. Remember all that stuff we're talking about? The iron Man. All that stuff. This helps you engaged your iron. Okay. It's an equalizer for your breath. It realigns your breath and your residence. Right? So the key to this hisses to keep it consistent. We don't want nerves. Imagine wind blowing into a sail boat. This boat is supposed to go 50 miles an hour. If it goes any faster than that, it'll sink. If it goes in the less than that and will sink. The key is to keep it consistent. Theme on time yourself, the longer you could hold it, the bet this is gonna increase your breath capacity. That's going to relax your upper body. It's going to reignite and reengage your voice and instantly calm you down. I'm telling you, it works when we're time. So, Ben here, knees say forward. Completely relaxed. Coming up on a big breath, you might feel a bit dizzy. This is good. That means you're reading into areas your body is not used to doing. It's gonna relax you physically, spiritually, emotionally clear your mind so you could express your passion. Okay, because that's what this is all about. You have something to say. Don't let anything get in the way of you saying it. 15. Find Your Because: There's always an underlying message to what we're presenting, whether we're pitching a product, whether it's a feasibility study, a presentation that you and your colleagues were working on, there's always an underlining message. There's always a word that sums it up this product and change your life because this feasibility study works and it's worth the money. That's your because I find that because of your presentation, that is the reason why you're here. That is a reason why you are amongst your colleagues delivering this passionate message. It's the because focusing on the because will overpower the fear. When you have something to say when that becomes the focus, fear just dissolves. When you have a clear idea of what your subject is, and you know that subject in and out better than anyone. You can anticipate any question because you were that much passionate about this particular , because fear will dissolve. Make up your mission when you're creating a presentation, when it's all done, all power points air up and you have all the slides in your head. You have the whole arc of a presentation intact. What is your because? And if you're doing with another colleague share the because because that will be the underlining dry behind what you're saying. If that is your headlights, fear will dissolve. You sort of have to trick your mind to thinking, Hey, fear you don't belong here. There's no room for you right now I have something to say and it's important and I'm going to say it. 16. Where to look: another question I get a lot is where Dwight look. There are a lot of communications specialists who say Don't look at the audience, look up and above and out So you're not making any contact. I disagree with that. I think the more we connect with the audience one on one, the stronger presentation becomes as a performer. When I'm performing on Broadway or doing a play or musical, we never break the fourth wall. But I could see what the audience is doing peripherally, and they're often times when I'm doing a show or performance. I'm in the scene and I can see somebody napping in the front row or their feet on the stage or chit chatting or even worse, on the cell phone. It happens. I don't have the luxury of breaking out of character looking at him. But guess what When we're doing a presentation, a power point presentation, a pitch by all means connect, connect to your audience. You don't want to stare up because I guarantee you, if I broke out a character and I stared at that gentleman with his feet on the stage or the gentleman who was texting, I guarantee you, we be like, Okay, wake up. You're gonna automatically get the attention of the audience. And that's what you want. They will engage with you because you're engaging with them. Now you don't want to stare One person for a long period of time will make them feel comfortable. But it's like when you're chatting to your family at the dinner table. So yeah, so anyways, I was at work yesterday, and Jonathan, he had this crazy idea of going to the Hamptons again. So you know what you think, Timothy? Mom, you cool with that, right? It's the same thing. One on one conversation. You want to make it comfortable for everybody, make them feel engaged and involved. And it's gonna make them the engaged and involved with you. How terrible would somebody feel if they're caught in the act and you're looking at? So if they know that's how you're handling the presentation, you got their attention. Now, how do we put this into practice when you're doing a presentation in your home office studio? Ever you're practicing. There are three, possibly four sections. We want to train our eyes to move. There's the front row right the people right in front of you. Then there's a group behind them, which is sort of in the center of the auditorium. Then there's a people way in the back. If it's a bigger theater and there's a mezzanine, then you want to even look out there. Don't leave anyone out involved. Everybody and you don't know where you're looking. You could be there and then possibly connect to somebody here and then maybe somebody over there and then so many way up there. Your job is to bring them into your world. What you'll have to say will be much more impactful. Great way to practice this. Put three chairs in front of you closest to you three chairs behind the three chairs in in front of you and another group of chairs behind that. So you have three rows of chairs, okay? And as you're doing a presentation has nice and neutral confidence. Very passionate about what you have to say. Remember, the passion of what you have to say supersedes the nerves and anxiety you have and practice by connecting randomly to these six chairs, maybe up close here. And then the far went down there and then the center one here. Bam, bam, bam, bam! Empty chairs. But you're just sort of training yourself to connect. That also gets you in that one on one conversation. Alas, SPECT of the presentation, which is so much more effective than just disconnecting and not looking at anybody and hoping that they will catch what you're trying to say and nobody's on their cell phone with their feet on the stage. Well, you don't have to worry about that. That's my world. Now, if there is a mezzanine, meaning if there is a upper level that this is a bigger presentation, I will put three dots on the far wall. That way you have the three rows of chairs and the three dots, and there is no particular order random, random, random, random. But the important thing is connect, connect, connect, connect and is gonna put you more in that conversational mode, not Oh my God, I'm presenting more like Hey, I'm just chatting. I'm just connecting with real people, sharing my passion. It's gonna make your presentation so much more fun, enjoyable and effective for both you and the audience. 17. Bring on the distractions: There are two kinds of presenters there. The presenters who are very comfortable in front of people who are very engaging, who are very conversational. If somebody spurts out some questions, Yeah, very no problem yet that that that you're in the moment with the audience. But then there are other people who are not like that. Whether it's a language barrier, the personality trait. Is it possible to learn how to become that one on one type of Hey, what's up? What's going on? Absolutely going back to those improv classes I was telling you about. It is priceless. What you will learn in those improv classes will change your life. It'll make you so much more relaxed in the moment, attentive to everything. Nothing will faze you. But if there's a lot of things to cover and you can't afford to have people asking you questions in the military presentation is gonna veer you off and at time, because, remember, we need to keep our presentations at a digestible length. The best thing to do is thank you all for coming. We're very excited to share this information with you. I would ask you please to save your questions until the end of the presentation, and I'll be more than happy to answer them. Simple. Then you have to worry what anybody interrupting. Then you have a clear path to deliver your passion information with no disturbances. Now, there will be people. There are those people who are those audience members. And trust me, I know who are on the cell phone. Who are gonna be chatting, who are gonna be looking at the clock tapping their feet. You can't let that throw you off. They're gonna be there. You have to expect any and everything. If you're the banquet hall, there's gonna be that waiter that drops the plates and cause a commotion. That's gonna happen. That's part of the process. You have to anticipate all that. Welcome all that and know that none of that is your enemy. Fear is not. Your enemy is your friend. It's your spark of excitement. You can't control what you see out there. But that's a beauty. And that's the beauty of being in the moment. And that's the beauty of improv. Going back to improve 18. First Impression Mastery: now, when walking into a job interview or an important meeting with some higher ups, mastering the non verbal is essential. You want to make a great impression right off the bat. Now A lot has changed since his grown A virus scare has changed. How we communicate and greet each other nonverbally, possibly forever. So it's important for us to make those adjustments when coming into an important meeting. Job interview, A genuine smile that we talked about earlier has to decide if they offer the handshake. Go in for you never want to offer it. Things have changed nowadays, and we need to adjust. Has beside a friendly, warm smile. If they offer a handshake, proceed with a handshake and some sort of greeting or thanking them for taking the time out of their busy schedule to seeing thanks so much for seeing me. I appreciate you taking the time. Thanks for having me. Something like that is always welcome, because remember a boss manager, somebody head of HR, they're very busy. They're seeing a lot of people in time is a very precious commodity. Nowadays, if they're carving out some time for you, we want to be grateful right off the bat and the really appreciate you for if there is a chair and you're standing there at attention, thank you so much for having me. I appreciate you taking the time to see me. If they offer the hand shake shake, you don't want to go ahead and sit down unless they offered to you nine times out of 10. They will not have standing there, but probably sit down first and say, Please have a seat. It's at that point that we take the seat. 19. Non-Verbals Can Make or Break!: Now how we sit on a chair also will determine a lot will say a lot. Nonverbally, for example. Leaning back, leaning back kind of shows a little too casual, like you're too cool for school. Like, you know, I'm good enough. You're you're here for me, that kind of thing that doesn't really show a lot of respect, leaning forward as well. This No, no. Definitely right. We wanted to stay correct, erect A neutral, very simple. It shows a sign of respect. It's again. It's going along that theme of Thank you so much for having me here. Appreciate you taking the time That needs to be the underlying theme during the school meeting. What we do, their hands. A lot of people have hand syndrome. They're like, What do I do with my hands? It's usually the dead giveaway of nerves, uncertainty not being prepared. Relax hands just here or here, and there's no need to move now. Being Italian, I use my hands a lot, and that's totally fine. As long as it's natural, it's coming out organically versus I don't know what to do with my hands. Thank you for having me here, right? So it's either relaxed, neutral or, if you want express bio means express 20. The Power of Getting Personal: now, here's something important that a lot of people miss. If there are two applicants up for the job, one is slightly more qualified than you. But you connect to the interview at a personal level that's going to give you the edge when the interviewer, the boss is talking to you. If they give you an opportunity to get personal, take it. This brings you to a more personable level that breaks the ice. For example, How is your drive over here? We never want to respond with. It was great, thank you. Now take the opportunity. He or she is opening up a highway of conversation. We want to respond in a way that will open the conversation, for example. Always great. The driver was actually quicker than I thought. I had an espresso down the copy shop. It was actually the best of their right. Respond to what they're asking and add a little nugget, because that will copes them to possibly come back with another open conversation in response to yours. Oh yeah, that's right. Maggie is one of the best baristas around. You should ask her for the macchiato. It's best in the whole entire block. Now they open up another avenue to conversation. We're not going to say thanks so much. Great. We're going to respond to that as well and possibly open up another avenue of conversation . For example. McAdams aren't seeing my favorite. You know, I'm gonna take you up on that. And then at that point, if he or she wants to finish it, they're great. They have the power. They are the ones conducting this interview. You don't want to go off on a particular subject like, Well, the drive here was great. Actually, the 407 was fantastic. I didn't realize you a lot of trucks in the highway. I got a problem with trucks because my at last year got hit by a Mack truck. And it was terrible that that that known, and to respond to what was asked from you wait for another invitation to continue the conversation and respond. According that way, by the end of the interview, they'll feel like they've connected with you at a deeper level to when somebody is considering you for job we're seeing. If you're the right fit for their corporate family, they're gonna be spending a lot of time with a lot of hours with you. Possibly travel time, meeting time, collaboration time. So if you can hit it off on a personal level, that's gonna give you the edge. They're gonna feel like you know what? He's a cool guy. I could see myself having a beer with him. You don't need to worry about qualifying for the job. You got that interview because your resume matched the job description, so that's already checked off the list. Now the reason why they're bringing you win is to see how they can connect with you On a personal level, this is where we need to be personable. 21. Seal the Deal: Now you've done your due diligence. You've studied the corporation. You obviously know the job you're going for, you know, qualified. Do you are you know your resume inside out your ableto answer any questions accordingly. At the end of the interview, we always want to find their opportunity to connect on a personal level. They often say, Great. You have any questions ending off with? No great. I'm not covered. Thanks so much again. I always find that opportunity whenever a question is asked for you. It's an opportunity for you to connect at a personal level. Of course, you've studied the corporation. You know what's required of you for this particular job, but also find out what they do for fun. What's the corporate culture? Do they have a company baseball team? Do they have yearly corporate trips in the Hamptons? Maybe you possibly know somebody who works for the company and who can give you a little insight on that. So then when they pose the questions, great. Do you have any questions? That's where you can connect on that personal level. Of course, if you have any questions regarding the specific position, by all means. But you always want to throw in there something that will allow you to connect on a more personal level. How often does it team at the baseball field? I'm actually huge fan. Oh, yeah, You're intubate. Spoke? No, no, actually, we just met up last brain. And we, uh we did a pretty good job. We really knocked it out of the park. We're proud. Got a trophy over there. By the end of the interview, the interviewer is gonna be like, Well, right. Well, on paper, he's fantastic. I connect with them in a very personal level. I could see myself hanging out with them. He gets a corporate philosophy. I could see him being a part of our team. We want to come across, as which I'm sure you are a personable, fun to be with dynamic and also qualified candidate. Great work out of the next video 22. Let's Put into practice: Okay, now, everything I've told you from the beginning of this course to this point, we need to somehow put it into practice. Right? So it's not something we learn, Okay? That's what he said. Great. I'll think about it later when I need it, I'll use it. If speaking in public is something you do on a normal basis, if your job requires you to do this, this is a muscle we need to hone in. Now I've created a practice plan that we could utilise. That's noninvasive, right? We don't have were already busy with Some of us have kids. We have jobs kind of time to just sit there for two hours and go through these exercises. We want to implement it. So it just becomes a part of our daily life that won't have to worry about it. And then without you knowing, all of a sudden your voice becomes much more dynamic and you have so much more control and you're sounding more connected and grounded. And then when you say your kids Hey, stop that your kids to be like, Whoa, where did that come from? Because even were training your muscle rights so Let's put this into practice. First thing. The hissing exercise is very important to remember to bend down, coming up on us, breathing into the sales time yourself if you're hitting 15 seconds. So if you could do 16 17 beach your record over and over and over again, and all of a sudden you're gonna have more breath capacity. Okay, link that up with the your the lip trails that are, or the humming, whichever you could do. And you could do that wire washing dishes or the shower. So it's not something you have to set aside time to do. You do that every day. It's gonna clear up all the cobwebs and open up your sound and to make it available to you . So when you're doing it all of a sudden, it's not like, Whoa, where did that come from? It becomes a normal way of speaking a new way of speaking for you, reading aloud, remembering Teoh, Acknowledge your center source remembering from here versus up there, this will deepen the sound and richer sound and create more of a ground. It sound. I'm not saying that you need to sound like a big baritone but it's going to be more of how you sound. We centralize it to your natural sounds. So reading out loud from your Ironman with support from the diaphragm. Remember that making sure we're engaged here and not using the throat using those dynamic inflections and this dramatic pauses as we've been practicing. So whatever you're reading, whether it's industry related material, whether it's a fictional book where they reading your Children or your nephews, use all of that as you read. Okay, read, allow. Raise your voice, Support your voice. Utilize your diaphragm clearing away from your throats. Okay, anchor that sound. Do that. 5 10 minutes a day. We all read minds will do it aloud. 23. It's Show Time!: Okay, this is the grand finale. This is what we put everything we've learned on its feet literally. So if you're working on a presentation, then use that material to practice with Now, if you don't find material relevant to your industry, whether it's i t or travel whatever trade magazine you could find in your industry, let's read that it's gonna have words that you probably used on a regular basis. So we want to wrap our lips around words like those relating to your industry. So grand finale. What we're gonna do this is your set up. You're gonna have a stand in front of you like I do here. Actually, every laptop has a camera. Put it on. Let's see yourself in action. Now we're gonna put everything we've learned into practice, remembering where hands are, okay, remembering we're gonna have certain points in the room that we're going to shoot our attention to remembering to lift off whatever you're reading off the page and delivering it to each specific spot remembered at dynamic inflection. Utilize your hand if you're presenting and what you're gonna find as you when you look at the recording, you're gonna start seeing? Um Okay, well, my hands kind of looked awkward there. I wasn't very fluid. All my voice kind of raises their. When I talked about this subject wasn't grounded enough. You're going to start seeing things go away from your daily practice habits and norms. You're gonna be able to do what I do. When I teach my students who come here, I give them that sort of one on one coaching. Now, Obviously, I can't with you unless you sign up with me. But in a situation like this, if you're recording it on your laptop, you'll be able to make that assessment because you will know what it anchored Sound Sounds like you will know what relaxed has feel like versus here. You will know when we're looking nervously or one were focused in on a particular person or spot. You will know if you're running on sentences, not having those dramatic pauses. You will know if you sound monotone and not dynamic like we were talking about because you practice the right way every day, so that becomes the new norm. When is the new norm? When you're presenting out of the norm, you'll catch it you'll fix it and you'll get better and better and spiral up to success into excellent, dynamic, articulate, impactful conversation. And guess what? You're gonna leave them wanting more. This is what we actors do. We strive for perfection. We strive for, ah, dynamic live performance. We strive for standing ovations. We strive for wanting you to come back and see us. This is what we do. And this is what I want to teach you to give you that edge. A lot of those communication coaches don't have because they're not in my industry, we have unique techniques, unique qualifications that can give you the edge. 24. CONGRATULATIONS!: All right, congratulations, you did it. We covered a lot in this course, but I promise you if you implement these practices on a daily basis or whenever you have time, it's going to become muscle memory. When an actor is on stage and he's presenting something that he's been working on, he or she is out thinking about preparation or technique. At that point, they've connected to the emotion of the dialogue text, which in our case would be the because they made that a priority and everything else flows out of you. Your daily practices builds that technique that will be the foundation of your communication skills so you don't even have to think about it. That's why we practice. That's why every discipline it involves practice, whether it's ballet, opera, singing, Performing Communications, presentational skills, you will have that foundation. Your fear will become your ally. Your voice will work with you in your delivery. Everything about us that was their greatest fear is now our friend, our ally, our partner in crime that will help you present with fluidity, engage your audience, capture their attention, and then leave them with a memorable impression of yourself, leaving them wanting more. Just like actors strive for a standing ovation, we all have something important to say, and it would be a shame to let something as small, as mundane as stage fright or tripping over words Be in the way of you being your best. Self communication is what we have to survive. Now we're in the era of communication. We're no longer building fires and killing dinosaurs. Now it's our voice that makes the human race the most superior being on this planet. It's how we communicate with others. It's our greatest tool and it will help you speak your mind. Everything that you couldn't express will now flow out of you effortlessly. Thank you so much for having me on your journey. Remember that we all have something important to say. Tap into yourself. Your body will be your greatest ally and will help you speak your mind with clarity, confidence, dynamics, and grace.