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    Renee Grant-Williams(Author)

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Ever wonder what makes us buy from a certain salesperson or prefer one TV news announcer over another? In each case, a human voice is subtly captivating our ear and commanding our attention.Now celebrity voice coach Renee Grant-Williams reveals the trade secrets behind those persuasive voices and shows readers how to apply positive vocal techniques to business and personal situations. Much more than a guide to proper breathing or voice projection, this is a life-altering ""owner's manual"" to unleashing and directing the powers of communication within one's speaking voice. By exploring the rich connections between singing and speaking, Grant-Williams helps readers:* Evaluate their ""VoicePower"" quotients * Literally breathe new life into their voices * Tap the amazing power of consonants--and silence * Deliver sales pitches virtually guaranteed to sell * Turn a voice mail message (incoming or outgoing) into a personal calling card * Become more confident, persuasive presenters and public speakers

Renee Grant-Williams (Nashville, TN) is a well-known voice coach whose clients include U.S. senators, attorneys, salespeople, and vocalists such as Faith Hill and Randy Travis.

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  • By Olivia Macdonnell on 9 March 2010

    Who is this aimed at?In my opinion this book is suitable for anyone curious about how vocal delivery can impact their communications, but with very little understanding about how voice works. It gives you a good grounding in the basic principles of voice work. It's a good introductory book to get you started on the journey of voice power! Aimed at the business professional.LayoutVery easy to read, unlike a lot of voice books! She doesn't overload the reader with exercises that are impractical and long winded. She steers clear of theatrical language found in these type of books - which can often alienate readers. She has a conversational style and draws a lot from her own experiences with clients - although there are lots of name dropping which might erk some people '3 Areas I found usefulThere are lots to enjoy about this read - so here are my 3!1 Breathing ChapterI found her explanation of passive breathing simple and effective, although there isn't much detail, it gives a novice enough to work with and practice. The reference to Elvis is great - in terms of how tension, breath and posture affect the voice.2 The amazing power of consonantsI thought this section was explained very well, and easy to understand for a novice. There were useful simple explanations on how to grab attention and hold onto it.I loved the analogy that vowels are like the noodles - all substance and no flavour and consonants are like the sauce - full of flavour and spice.3 Silence is goldenShe asks "what has silence got to do with speaking"I just liked the fact that she put such emphasis on the power of pause, and silence - it's something I constantly harp on about in my coaching. I liked the concept of "the art of the power pause - seduced by silence - this is certainly worth reading, understanding and applying, especially when in a sales and negotiating situation3 Areas I didn't find useful1 Speeches that make people listenI just felt this chapter seemed out of place here for some reason. This book is so focussed on the nuances of vocal speaking skills that to address structuring a presentation in the middle just didn't fit. She could have allocated a book alone to this.2 Success appeal at workDidn't do it for me - lots of general stuff, I felt it would have been better to stay focused on delivery skills and avoid the theory, observations3 RepetitionIt felt like there was a lot of repetition throughout the book which was unnecessary as there was a lot more she could have covered. I thought she could have included more useful exercises to try out instead. It felt like towards the end of the book she was running out ideas.Overall - hit or missA hit - I enjoyed the read, and would recommend it to anyone curious about improving their vocal delivery. It's not an intimidating read, and aimed at business professionals.

  • By Matthew Zipfel on 27 April 2012

    I've not got too far through this book, but what I've read so far is pretty good. Especially like the passive breathing technique.


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