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Be Heard with a Powerful Voice with Cynthia Zhai - Doerscircle Masterclass Minutes

February 20, 2023
Swaraa Lodha
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Being heard with a powerful voice.

What do you immediately focus on when you read this?

Is it the importance of being heard?

Is it the importance of being heard? If so, in what situations?

Is it the importance of having a powerful voice? If so, what even defines powerful?

You can have your own definition of being heard with a powerful voice and choose to communicate your thoughts in a certain way. But how do you know if your thoughts are the most powerful versions of themselves? And what will guarantee that you will be able to catch the attention of everyone you’re speaking to? These are some of the questions we got answers to when listening to Cynthia’s frameworks and tips to improve our speaking on a holistic level and getting heard with a powerful voice.

A microphone on a stage so one can be heard with a powerful voice

What is The SPICE Framework

The SPICE Framework consists of different aspects that our voices should focus on being. In conversations we have with ourselves and others, our voices should feel as well as be heard as “powerful.” Each letter in the framework refers to one thing your voice should do to stand out. These include taking up space, creating presence, inspiring others, feeling compassion, and utilizing equanimity.

S - Space

P - Presence

I - Inspire

C - Compassion

E - Equanimity

We will be focusing on the S, P, and E verticals of the framework in this article, as we did in the masterclass.  

Space: Take It

Woman talking a group of people and being heard with a powerful voice

Make your voice large, not loud. Make it take and own its space.  

Having a strong voice is just the first step in getting your powerful voice heard. It may go to waste, if it does not take up space and is strong just for mere moments.

Unlike a common belief, speaking powerfully does not have anything to do with volume. Just because it should be a powerful voice, does not mean it should be louder than other voices in the room. Speaking well and having a powerful voice has more to do with breathing (than we realize) than the volume of the words being spoken. You may not pay attention to our breath when speaking, however, it determines the pitch, speed, and confidence level you talk with. If not taken care of, our voices can unknowingly become nasal and nervous, which can undermine our objective of being heard with a powerful voice. If you are already nervous, you should pay extra attention to how you breathe and practice proper breathing techniques. If you breathe too fast and exhale quicker than usual, you will sound nervous, despite you actually being nervous or not. Besides that, breathing deeply before speaking on stage or in front of large groups will help your nervousness overall. One such technique to practice when you want to be heard with a powerful voice is Kung Fu Breathing.  

What is Kung Fu Breathing?

Kung Fu breathing is a form of open-mouth breathing where you will practice pushing the stomach in, retaining the breath, exhaling, and learning to pause before taking another breath in. This breathing is crucial when wanting to be heard with a powerful voice as it will help you control and modulate your voice better. This process of breathing may seem simple, but it needs precision. You can put your hand on your stomach and audibly take a breath as your tummy goes in. Then you retain that breathe before slowly exhaling.

There can also be other forms of Kung Fu breathing, however, this is one way that can correct your breathing techniques if they are currently too fast and make you sound nervous when you speak. Being heard with a powerful voice requires persistence and although it can be difficult to break breathing habits, 1.5-2 months of daily practice like this can help you master this technique. Alongside this, you should also pay attention to letting your breath go in everyday conversations to make sure others understand your words and find your voice comprehensible. For instance, fast speakers tend to not take enough deep breaths when speaking, making them sound rushed, underprepared, or even nervous sometimes, depending on the situation. Focus on your breathing and letting go of words when you speak to see the difference in confidence and make your voice powerful.

Presence: Create It

Woman talking to people in a classroom about being heard with a powerful voice

This vertical of the framework is to help you make your voice fuller and whole. It revolves around the overall concepts of breathing, body activation, and grounding your words. The concept utilized for this vertical is the BAR format. The BAR format includes breathing, activation, and resonance.

Pink neon sign saying "Breathe" as a reminder when wanting to be heard with a powerful voice

B: Breathing

Similar to taking up space, presence requires you to breathe and pay attention on your breath. Notice when you are holding it and let your breath go on words you want to emphasize in your sentence to make your voice more powerful. For instance, the sentence “The best voice comes from the most relaxed body” can be said and meant in many ways just by when you let your breath go.

  1. The BEST voice comes from the most relaxed body
  2. The best voice comes from the MOST relaxed body
  3. The BEST voice comes from the MOST relaxed body

Depending on what words are bolded above, it will sound like a release on each of them as you breathe out and automatically emphasize without putting in a lot of effort.

A: Activation

This point is mainly for activating your entire body instead of just your voice. To be heard with a powerful voice, you need your entire body to be in a state of strength and control. Instead of using your nose to speak, or even your throat for that matter, use your chest instead. Speak from your diaphragm, with your body feeling the words. Not only will that calm your nerves, but also make what you’re saying far more impactful for the audience. Using your “full voice” will ground you, especially in front of larger crowds and louder rooms.

R: Resonance

This point discusses the overall sound and vibrations of what you’re saying. It discusses the amplification of your voice through the vibrations in your body. To have a powerful voice, you have to focus on your breathing, sighing, and release, to ensure that you are centered and speak “fully” as compared to “loudly.”

Inspire: Influence It

Man giving a presentation at a networking event and being heard with a powerful voice

Although this will not be discussed in detail in this article, the point is: Speak with passion and feel what you are saying to inspire others and influence them. Feeling inspired will also help you inspire others better. Your voice will sound more powerful if you feel the power in your statements.

Compassion: Feel it

Married couple holding hands while talking about being heard with a powerful voice

Although this will not be discussed in detail in this article, the point is: To feel what you are saying but also paying attention to what the other person is saying. Acknowledging what they are saying and being empathetic towards their thoughts will make your voice more powerful and trusted.

Equanimity: Calm It

Woman doing yoga on her balcony while practising Kung Fu Breathing

Equanimity in itself is defined as calmness and composure. This aspect of the framework simply works around the fact that you have to be calm to be powerful, in this context. You need your breath and thoughts to be still if you want to sound strong in your delivery and retention. More for nervous speakers and larger crowds - calmness is vital. Like the center of a tornado, you need to be peaceful even in chaos. Especially in chaos.

And that’s it for this Masterclass!
Stay tuned for the next one, folks!

About the Expert: Cynthia is a Voice Coach, Professional Speaker (CSP) and Best-Selling Author. She has spoken to more than 20,000 audience members across industries and has helped Senior Executives from 46 countries across 6 continents with their voices, to speak with impact and conviction, engages and inspires people to embrace change and take action.

Upcoming DO Masterclass: Work & Wellness – Optimize Your Life

Expert: Alex Loh, Founder & CEO of Actxa Wellness

Date: 3rd March 2023

Time: 3 PM SGT (Singapore Time)  

P.S. DO Masterclasses are free only for a limited time and will soon become a feature for Premium Members only… So, reserve your free spot before time runs out!

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Be Heard with a Powerful Voice with Cynthia Zhai - Doerscircle Masterclass Minutes

You can have your own ways choose to communicate your thoughts in a certain manner. But how do you know if they are the most powerful versions of themselves? Well, you can make sure that whatever you say is powerful and heard with this Cynthia's tips & tricks!
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February 20, 2023

Being heard with a powerful voice.

What do you immediately focus on when you read this?

Is it the importance of being heard?

Is it the importance of being heard? If so, in what situations?

Is it the importance of having a powerful voice? If so, what even defines powerful?

You can have your own definition of being heard with a powerful voice and choose to communicate your thoughts in a certain way. But how do you know if your thoughts are the most powerful versions of themselves? And what will guarantee that you will be able to catch the attention of everyone you’re speaking to? These are some of the questions we got answers to when listening to Cynthia’s frameworks and tips to improve our speaking on a holistic level and getting heard with a powerful voice.

A microphone on a stage so one can be heard with a powerful voice

What is The SPICE Framework

The SPICE Framework consists of different aspects that our voices should focus on being. In conversations we have with ourselves and others, our voices should feel as well as be heard as “powerful.” Each letter in the framework refers to one thing your voice should do to stand out. These include taking up space, creating presence, inspiring others, feeling compassion, and utilizing equanimity.

S - Space

P - Presence

I - Inspire

C - Compassion

E - Equanimity

We will be focusing on the S, P, and E verticals of the framework in this article, as we did in the masterclass.  

Space: Take It

Woman talking a group of people and being heard with a powerful voice

Make your voice large, not loud. Make it take and own its space.  

Having a strong voice is just the first step in getting your powerful voice heard. It may go to waste, if it does not take up space and is strong just for mere moments.

Unlike a common belief, speaking powerfully does not have anything to do with volume. Just because it should be a powerful voice, does not mean it should be louder than other voices in the room. Speaking well and having a powerful voice has more to do with breathing (than we realize) than the volume of the words being spoken. You may not pay attention to our breath when speaking, however, it determines the pitch, speed, and confidence level you talk with. If not taken care of, our voices can unknowingly become nasal and nervous, which can undermine our objective of being heard with a powerful voice. If you are already nervous, you should pay extra attention to how you breathe and practice proper breathing techniques. If you breathe too fast and exhale quicker than usual, you will sound nervous, despite you actually being nervous or not. Besides that, breathing deeply before speaking on stage or in front of large groups will help your nervousness overall. One such technique to practice when you want to be heard with a powerful voice is Kung Fu Breathing.  

What is Kung Fu Breathing?

Kung Fu breathing is a form of open-mouth breathing where you will practice pushing the stomach in, retaining the breath, exhaling, and learning to pause before taking another breath in. This breathing is crucial when wanting to be heard with a powerful voice as it will help you control and modulate your voice better. This process of breathing may seem simple, but it needs precision. You can put your hand on your stomach and audibly take a breath as your tummy goes in. Then you retain that breathe before slowly exhaling.

There can also be other forms of Kung Fu breathing, however, this is one way that can correct your breathing techniques if they are currently too fast and make you sound nervous when you speak. Being heard with a powerful voice requires persistence and although it can be difficult to break breathing habits, 1.5-2 months of daily practice like this can help you master this technique. Alongside this, you should also pay attention to letting your breath go in everyday conversations to make sure others understand your words and find your voice comprehensible. For instance, fast speakers tend to not take enough deep breaths when speaking, making them sound rushed, underprepared, or even nervous sometimes, depending on the situation. Focus on your breathing and letting go of words when you speak to see the difference in confidence and make your voice powerful.

Presence: Create It

Woman talking to people in a classroom about being heard with a powerful voice

This vertical of the framework is to help you make your voice fuller and whole. It revolves around the overall concepts of breathing, body activation, and grounding your words. The concept utilized for this vertical is the BAR format. The BAR format includes breathing, activation, and resonance.

Pink neon sign saying "Breathe" as a reminder when wanting to be heard with a powerful voice

B: Breathing

Similar to taking up space, presence requires you to breathe and pay attention on your breath. Notice when you are holding it and let your breath go on words you want to emphasize in your sentence to make your voice more powerful. For instance, the sentence “The best voice comes from the most relaxed body” can be said and meant in many ways just by when you let your breath go.

  1. The BEST voice comes from the most relaxed body
  2. The best voice comes from the MOST relaxed body
  3. The BEST voice comes from the MOST relaxed body

Depending on what words are bolded above, it will sound like a release on each of them as you breathe out and automatically emphasize without putting in a lot of effort.

A: Activation

This point is mainly for activating your entire body instead of just your voice. To be heard with a powerful voice, you need your entire body to be in a state of strength and control. Instead of using your nose to speak, or even your throat for that matter, use your chest instead. Speak from your diaphragm, with your body feeling the words. Not only will that calm your nerves, but also make what you’re saying far more impactful for the audience. Using your “full voice” will ground you, especially in front of larger crowds and louder rooms.

R: Resonance

This point discusses the overall sound and vibrations of what you’re saying. It discusses the amplification of your voice through the vibrations in your body. To have a powerful voice, you have to focus on your breathing, sighing, and release, to ensure that you are centered and speak “fully” as compared to “loudly.”

Inspire: Influence It

Man giving a presentation at a networking event and being heard with a powerful voice

Although this will not be discussed in detail in this article, the point is: Speak with passion and feel what you are saying to inspire others and influence them. Feeling inspired will also help you inspire others better. Your voice will sound more powerful if you feel the power in your statements.

Compassion: Feel it

Married couple holding hands while talking about being heard with a powerful voice

Although this will not be discussed in detail in this article, the point is: To feel what you are saying but also paying attention to what the other person is saying. Acknowledging what they are saying and being empathetic towards their thoughts will make your voice more powerful and trusted.

Equanimity: Calm It

Woman doing yoga on her balcony while practising Kung Fu Breathing

Equanimity in itself is defined as calmness and composure. This aspect of the framework simply works around the fact that you have to be calm to be powerful, in this context. You need your breath and thoughts to be still if you want to sound strong in your delivery and retention. More for nervous speakers and larger crowds - calmness is vital. Like the center of a tornado, you need to be peaceful even in chaos. Especially in chaos.

And that’s it for this Masterclass!
Stay tuned for the next one, folks!

About the Expert: Cynthia is a Voice Coach, Professional Speaker (CSP) and Best-Selling Author. She has spoken to more than 20,000 audience members across industries and has helped Senior Executives from 46 countries across 6 continents with their voices, to speak with impact and conviction, engages and inspires people to embrace change and take action.

Upcoming DO Masterclass: Work & Wellness – Optimize Your Life

Expert: Alex Loh, Founder & CEO of Actxa Wellness

Date: 3rd March 2023

Time: 3 PM SGT (Singapore Time)  

P.S. DO Masterclasses are free only for a limited time and will soon become a feature for Premium Members only… So, reserve your free spot before time runs out!

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Being heard with a powerful voice.

What do you immediately focus on when you read this?

Is it the importance of being heard?

Is it the importance of being heard? If so, in what situations?

Is it the importance of having a powerful voice? If so, what even defines powerful?

You can have your own definition of being heard with a powerful voice and choose to communicate your thoughts in a certain way. But how do you know if your thoughts are the most powerful versions of themselves? And what will guarantee that you will be able to catch the attention of everyone you’re speaking to? These are some of the questions we got answers to when listening to Cynthia’s frameworks and tips to improve our speaking on a holistic level and getting heard with a powerful voice.

A microphone on a stage so one can be heard with a powerful voice

What is The SPICE Framework

The SPICE Framework consists of different aspects that our voices should focus on being. In conversations we have with ourselves and others, our voices should feel as well as be heard as “powerful.” Each letter in the framework refers to one thing your voice should do to stand out. These include taking up space, creating presence, inspiring others, feeling compassion, and utilizing equanimity.

S - Space

P - Presence

I - Inspire

C - Compassion

E - Equanimity

We will be focusing on the S, P, and E verticals of the framework in this article, as we did in the masterclass.  

Space: Take It

Woman talking a group of people and being heard with a powerful voice

Make your voice large, not loud. Make it take and own its space.  

Having a strong voice is just the first step in getting your powerful voice heard. It may go to waste, if it does not take up space and is strong just for mere moments.

Unlike a common belief, speaking powerfully does not have anything to do with volume. Just because it should be a powerful voice, does not mean it should be louder than other voices in the room. Speaking well and having a powerful voice has more to do with breathing (than we realize) than the volume of the words being spoken. You may not pay attention to our breath when speaking, however, it determines the pitch, speed, and confidence level you talk with. If not taken care of, our voices can unknowingly become nasal and nervous, which can undermine our objective of being heard with a powerful voice. If you are already nervous, you should pay extra attention to how you breathe and practice proper breathing techniques. If you breathe too fast and exhale quicker than usual, you will sound nervous, despite you actually being nervous or not. Besides that, breathing deeply before speaking on stage or in front of large groups will help your nervousness overall. One such technique to practice when you want to be heard with a powerful voice is Kung Fu Breathing.  

What is Kung Fu Breathing?

Kung Fu breathing is a form of open-mouth breathing where you will practice pushing the stomach in, retaining the breath, exhaling, and learning to pause before taking another breath in. This breathing is crucial when wanting to be heard with a powerful voice as it will help you control and modulate your voice better. This process of breathing may seem simple, but it needs precision. You can put your hand on your stomach and audibly take a breath as your tummy goes in. Then you retain that breathe before slowly exhaling.

There can also be other forms of Kung Fu breathing, however, this is one way that can correct your breathing techniques if they are currently too fast and make you sound nervous when you speak. Being heard with a powerful voice requires persistence and although it can be difficult to break breathing habits, 1.5-2 months of daily practice like this can help you master this technique. Alongside this, you should also pay attention to letting your breath go in everyday conversations to make sure others understand your words and find your voice comprehensible. For instance, fast speakers tend to not take enough deep breaths when speaking, making them sound rushed, underprepared, or even nervous sometimes, depending on the situation. Focus on your breathing and letting go of words when you speak to see the difference in confidence and make your voice powerful.

Presence: Create It

Woman talking to people in a classroom about being heard with a powerful voice

This vertical of the framework is to help you make your voice fuller and whole. It revolves around the overall concepts of breathing, body activation, and grounding your words. The concept utilized for this vertical is the BAR format. The BAR format includes breathing, activation, and resonance.

Pink neon sign saying "Breathe" as a reminder when wanting to be heard with a powerful voice

B: Breathing

Similar to taking up space, presence requires you to breathe and pay attention on your breath. Notice when you are holding it and let your breath go on words you want to emphasize in your sentence to make your voice more powerful. For instance, the sentence “The best voice comes from the most relaxed body” can be said and meant in many ways just by when you let your breath go.

  1. The BEST voice comes from the most relaxed body
  2. The best voice comes from the MOST relaxed body
  3. The BEST voice comes from the MOST relaxed body

Depending on what words are bolded above, it will sound like a release on each of them as you breathe out and automatically emphasize without putting in a lot of effort.

A: Activation

This point is mainly for activating your entire body instead of just your voice. To be heard with a powerful voice, you need your entire body to be in a state of strength and control. Instead of using your nose to speak, or even your throat for that matter, use your chest instead. Speak from your diaphragm, with your body feeling the words. Not only will that calm your nerves, but also make what you’re saying far more impactful for the audience. Using your “full voice” will ground you, especially in front of larger crowds and louder rooms.

R: Resonance

This point discusses the overall sound and vibrations of what you’re saying. It discusses the amplification of your voice through the vibrations in your body. To have a powerful voice, you have to focus on your breathing, sighing, and release, to ensure that you are centered and speak “fully” as compared to “loudly.”

Inspire: Influence It

Man giving a presentation at a networking event and being heard with a powerful voice

Although this will not be discussed in detail in this article, the point is: Speak with passion and feel what you are saying to inspire others and influence them. Feeling inspired will also help you inspire others better. Your voice will sound more powerful if you feel the power in your statements.

Compassion: Feel it

Married couple holding hands while talking about being heard with a powerful voice

Although this will not be discussed in detail in this article, the point is: To feel what you are saying but also paying attention to what the other person is saying. Acknowledging what they are saying and being empathetic towards their thoughts will make your voice more powerful and trusted.

Equanimity: Calm It

Woman doing yoga on her balcony while practising Kung Fu Breathing

Equanimity in itself is defined as calmness and composure. This aspect of the framework simply works around the fact that you have to be calm to be powerful, in this context. You need your breath and thoughts to be still if you want to sound strong in your delivery and retention. More for nervous speakers and larger crowds - calmness is vital. Like the center of a tornado, you need to be peaceful even in chaos. Especially in chaos.

And that’s it for this Masterclass!
Stay tuned for the next one, folks!

About the Expert: Cynthia is a Voice Coach, Professional Speaker (CSP) and Best-Selling Author. She has spoken to more than 20,000 audience members across industries and has helped Senior Executives from 46 countries across 6 continents with their voices, to speak with impact and conviction, engages and inspires people to embrace change and take action.

Upcoming DO Masterclass: Work & Wellness – Optimize Your Life

Expert: Alex Loh, Founder & CEO of Actxa Wellness

Date: 3rd March 2023

Time: 3 PM SGT (Singapore Time)  

P.S. DO Masterclasses are free only for a limited time and will soon become a feature for Premium Members only… So, reserve your free spot before time runs out!

#Knowmoretogrowmore

Being heard with a powerful voice.

What do you immediately focus on when you read this?

Is it the importance of being heard?

Is it the importance of being heard? If so, in what situations?

Is it the importance of having a powerful voice? If so, what even defines powerful?

You can have your own definition of being heard with a powerful voice and choose to communicate your thoughts in a certain way. But how do you know if your thoughts are the most powerful versions of themselves? And what will guarantee that you will be able to catch the attention of everyone you’re speaking to? These are some of the questions we got answers to when listening to Cynthia’s frameworks and tips to improve our speaking on a holistic level and getting heard with a powerful voice.

A microphone on a stage so one can be heard with a powerful voice

What is The SPICE Framework

The SPICE Framework consists of different aspects that our voices should focus on being. In conversations we have with ourselves and others, our voices should feel as well as be heard as “powerful.” Each letter in the framework refers to one thing your voice should do to stand out. These include taking up space, creating presence, inspiring others, feeling compassion, and utilizing equanimity.

S - Space

P - Presence

I - Inspire

C - Compassion

E - Equanimity

We will be focusing on the S, P, and E verticals of the framework in this article, as we did in the masterclass.  

Space: Take It

Woman talking a group of people and being heard with a powerful voice

Make your voice large, not loud. Make it take and own its space.  

Having a strong voice is just the first step in getting your powerful voice heard. It may go to waste, if it does not take up space and is strong just for mere moments.

Unlike a common belief, speaking powerfully does not have anything to do with volume. Just because it should be a powerful voice, does not mean it should be louder than other voices in the room. Speaking well and having a powerful voice has more to do with breathing (than we realize) than the volume of the words being spoken. You may not pay attention to our breath when speaking, however, it determines the pitch, speed, and confidence level you talk with. If not taken care of, our voices can unknowingly become nasal and nervous, which can undermine our objective of being heard with a powerful voice. If you are already nervous, you should pay extra attention to how you breathe and practice proper breathing techniques. If you breathe too fast and exhale quicker than usual, you will sound nervous, despite you actually being nervous or not. Besides that, breathing deeply before speaking on stage or in front of large groups will help your nervousness overall. One such technique to practice when you want to be heard with a powerful voice is Kung Fu Breathing.  

What is Kung Fu Breathing?

Kung Fu breathing is a form of open-mouth breathing where you will practice pushing the stomach in, retaining the breath, exhaling, and learning to pause before taking another breath in. This breathing is crucial when wanting to be heard with a powerful voice as it will help you control and modulate your voice better. This process of breathing may seem simple, but it needs precision. You can put your hand on your stomach and audibly take a breath as your tummy goes in. Then you retain that breathe before slowly exhaling.

There can also be other forms of Kung Fu breathing, however, this is one way that can correct your breathing techniques if they are currently too fast and make you sound nervous when you speak. Being heard with a powerful voice requires persistence and although it can be difficult to break breathing habits, 1.5-2 months of daily practice like this can help you master this technique. Alongside this, you should also pay attention to letting your breath go in everyday conversations to make sure others understand your words and find your voice comprehensible. For instance, fast speakers tend to not take enough deep breaths when speaking, making them sound rushed, underprepared, or even nervous sometimes, depending on the situation. Focus on your breathing and letting go of words when you speak to see the difference in confidence and make your voice powerful.

Presence: Create It

Woman talking to people in a classroom about being heard with a powerful voice

This vertical of the framework is to help you make your voice fuller and whole. It revolves around the overall concepts of breathing, body activation, and grounding your words. The concept utilized for this vertical is the BAR format. The BAR format includes breathing, activation, and resonance.

Pink neon sign saying "Breathe" as a reminder when wanting to be heard with a powerful voice

B: Breathing

Similar to taking up space, presence requires you to breathe and pay attention on your breath. Notice when you are holding it and let your breath go on words you want to emphasize in your sentence to make your voice more powerful. For instance, the sentence “The best voice comes from the most relaxed body” can be said and meant in many ways just by when you let your breath go.

  1. The BEST voice comes from the most relaxed body
  2. The best voice comes from the MOST relaxed body
  3. The BEST voice comes from the MOST relaxed body

Depending on what words are bolded above, it will sound like a release on each of them as you breathe out and automatically emphasize without putting in a lot of effort.

A: Activation

This point is mainly for activating your entire body instead of just your voice. To be heard with a powerful voice, you need your entire body to be in a state of strength and control. Instead of using your nose to speak, or even your throat for that matter, use your chest instead. Speak from your diaphragm, with your body feeling the words. Not only will that calm your nerves, but also make what you’re saying far more impactful for the audience. Using your “full voice” will ground you, especially in front of larger crowds and louder rooms.

R: Resonance

This point discusses the overall sound and vibrations of what you’re saying. It discusses the amplification of your voice through the vibrations in your body. To have a powerful voice, you have to focus on your breathing, sighing, and release, to ensure that you are centered and speak “fully” as compared to “loudly.”

Inspire: Influence It

Man giving a presentation at a networking event and being heard with a powerful voice

Although this will not be discussed in detail in this article, the point is: Speak with passion and feel what you are saying to inspire others and influence them. Feeling inspired will also help you inspire others better. Your voice will sound more powerful if you feel the power in your statements.

Compassion: Feel it

Married couple holding hands while talking about being heard with a powerful voice

Although this will not be discussed in detail in this article, the point is: To feel what you are saying but also paying attention to what the other person is saying. Acknowledging what they are saying and being empathetic towards their thoughts will make your voice more powerful and trusted.

Equanimity: Calm It

Woman doing yoga on her balcony while practising Kung Fu Breathing

Equanimity in itself is defined as calmness and composure. This aspect of the framework simply works around the fact that you have to be calm to be powerful, in this context. You need your breath and thoughts to be still if you want to sound strong in your delivery and retention. More for nervous speakers and larger crowds - calmness is vital. Like the center of a tornado, you need to be peaceful even in chaos. Especially in chaos.

And that’s it for this Masterclass!
Stay tuned for the next one, folks!

About the Expert: Cynthia is a Voice Coach, Professional Speaker (CSP) and Best-Selling Author. She has spoken to more than 20,000 audience members across industries and has helped Senior Executives from 46 countries across 6 continents with their voices, to speak with impact and conviction, engages and inspires people to embrace change and take action.

Upcoming DO Masterclass: Work & Wellness – Optimize Your Life

Expert: Alex Loh, Founder & CEO of Actxa Wellness

Date: 3rd March 2023

Time: 3 PM SGT (Singapore Time)  

P.S. DO Masterclasses are free only for a limited time and will soon become a feature for Premium Members only… So, reserve your free spot before time runs out!

#Knowmoretogrowmore

Unlock a wealth of exclusive content

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Once subscribed, you're also unlocking these benefits!
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Save time and effort with over 50 solutions for your business
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Entrepreneurship is as challenging as it is rewarding. With the number of tasks on your plate, it is easy to focus only on work and let your personal life take a hit. That’s when you know that you need to focus more on work-life balance!
Swaraa Lodha
November 25, 2023
8 MIN
Small Business

How To Find Startup Networking Events In Singapore

Singapore is vibrant city with a new story at every corner. As a startup, sharing your story and learning about others' is extremely important. That's where networking events come in!
Sotirios Seridis
November 16, 2023
14 MIN
Startups

10 Best Startup Founder Communities in Singapore

Being a startup founder can get lonely, especially with how long and tiring the journey can be. But... fret not! For startup founders in Singapore, there are many communities you can join to connect with fellow founders - here is our top 10!
Sotirios Seridis
November 9, 2023
12 MIN
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