How to Sound Professional but Not Like a Jerk Episode #132

May 22, 2018

How to Sound Professional but Not Like a Jerk Episode #132

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Today's episode is based on a question from a listener but with a little bit of an addition.  The listener asked me how do they sound professional without sounding like the B word. 

I'm addressing that but I"m also talking about the opposite that I hear from a lot and that is, if I speak with a conversational voice I won't sound professional.

So, again we have to find the balance and ultimately take down the masks and reveal the real, best version of who you are.

If you struggle to own your power but still be kind and professional and the expert then today's episode is for you!

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Episode #131 Are Vocal Masks Keeping You From the Next Level?

May 7, 2018

Episode #131 Are Vocal Masks Keeping You From the Next Level?

Welcome to the show!  Today I'm talking all about vocal masks and barriers.

Do you have vocal masks?  Well, you probably do you just may not know it.  Many, many people have them, they are put in place by the sub-conscious mind to protect you.  But, what ends up happening is they become an obstacle keeping you from getting to the next level.

The emotion behind a vocal mask becomes a vocal barrier and that really keeps people out, repels them, pushes them away.

If you think you might have a vocal mask or want to find out if you do, then you don't want to miss today's episode!

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Episode #130 Leading w/ Your Story and Authenticity w/ Mike Casavant

April 30, 2018

Episode #130 Leading w/ Your Story and Authenticity w/ Mike Casavant

Welcome to the Podcast!

Today I've got another great guest joining me from my Linked In network.

Mike Casavant and I are talking all about:

Stories and why businesses should be using them,

Telling stories in an authentic way,

Sales and marketing,

How he was labeled as a child,

Surpassing the odds and more!

 

Guest Bio

Mike Casavant

As a sales and marketing strategist, his focus as your most trusted advisor is to have a definitive understanding of each client’s unique dynamics. Mike uncovers your potential to reinvent yourself no matter the challenge.

In his spare time, he can be found working on a collection of poetry that challenges the human condition, building relationships across many sectors, connecting like-minded individuals to enhance their given profession, expanding my knowledge in various areas such as digital psychology, self-development, business economics. 

Linked In:  https://www.linkedin.com/in/mike-casavant-795bb263/

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Episode #129 How to Manage Negative Comments and Tone from Others

April 23, 2018

Episode #129 How to Manage Negative Comments and Tone from Others

Welcome to the show!

Today I've got another great question and I think you will most likely be able to relate.

Have you ever had someone interrupt you?  Respond negatively?  Use tone with you?

EVEN when you are trying to do the right thing and use your voice appropriately.

This question really has several parts and in this episode, I give a lot of techniques for you to try out and use with a difficult communicator.

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Episode #128 Increase Your Performance, Love Your Work w/ Sina Fak

April 16, 2018

Episode #128 Increase Performance, Love Your Work w/ Sina Fak

Welcome to the show!

You are in for a treat today, especially if you are feeling a bit lackluster about your job or even the work you are doing as an entrepreneur.

Today I'm talking with Sina Fak, a workplace engagement consultant who is very passionate about helping find their why so they will love their work.

In today's episode Sina and I talk about:

Why the grass may not be greener somewhere else,

What really drives you to love your work,

Having clarity,

Being in alignment with your goals,

Toxic workplaces and more!

Guest Bio

Sina is a Workplace Engagement Consultant who helps organizations increase performance by creating a culture where everyone understands WHY they LOVE THEIR WORK. He believes true engagement stems from people having clarity about how their work is in alignment with their Goals (e.g. personal, economic, and lifestyle goals), Growth (e.g. personal and professional growth), and Impact Objectives (e.g. the greater contribution they are making to the world).

When people lack clarity they are more distracted and disengaged. The grass is always greener when you can’t see the grass you’re standing on.  The more clarity people have about how their work is in alignment with their personal, professional, and life objectives, the more intrinsically engaged they will be.  Through his various workshops and training seminars, Sina is helping organizations increasing workplace performance from the inside-out. 

For more information about how he can help your organization, please contact him at sina@sinafak.com

 

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Episode #127 Top Techniques for Landing Your Dream College or Dream Job w/ Mary Grace Gardner

April 9, 2018

Episode #127 Top Techniques for Landing Your Dream College or Dream Job w/ Mary Grace Gardner

Welcome to the show!

You are in for such a treat with today's guest Mary Grace Gardner.  Mary Grace is an expert in all things interviewing both college and career. 

I've seen her work and she is truly an expert and has so much valuable information about the in's and out's of what it takes to land your dream job through the interview process or getting your child into their top college pick.

If you've got a high school student and are starting to do the prep to get him/her into the college of their dreams, looking to get some help with scholarships this is the show for you.

Or, are a job seeker that wants to land that next interview or get to the next level in your current career, you don't want to miss this episode either!

Mary Grace's work also aligns with my work significantly!

Today we are talking about:

Exactly what it takes to land that dream school or position,

How the voice plays a key role in the interviewing process,

What is one of the key factors in getting into the college of your dreams,

How you can make it through college debt free,

Big mistakes job interviewees make,

Important technique before and during the actual interview,

And More!

 

We've also got 2 opportunities for you to further explore your interviewing skills.  You might not be looking now but these are skills you want to have.

One:  To watch our live stream on voice and interviewing next Saturday, April 14th at 2 pm PST you can go here:  https://www.facebook.com/theyoung.professionista/

Two:  To find out more or sign up for our Speak w/ Confidence in Interviews Workshop on April 21st at 2 pm PST you can click here:

http://captivatetheroom.com/speak-with-confidence-in-interviews-workshop/

Guest Bio

Mary Grace Gardner is a  college admission and career coach with over ten years of experience helping students apply to colleges using what she learned as part of the admissions council for one of the top universities in the United States combined with what she did to get accepted into schools like UCLA, Yale, and Johns Hopkins.

She graduated from both undergraduate and graduate school completely debt free thanks to scholarships.

After graduate school, Mary Grace landed a competitive fellowship in healthcare administration and quickly rose in the ranks of leadership. She has reviewed thousands of resumes and interviewed applicants for roles ranging from administrative assistant to senior executive. She knows exactly what it takes to stand out from other applicants and land your dream job.

You can find her at https://www.facebook.com/theyoung.professionista/

or http://theyoungprofessionista.com/

 

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Episode #125 Being Perceived Negatively Because of Your Tone

April 4, 2018

Episode #125 Being Perceived Negatively Because of Your Tone

Welcome to the show!

Today I'm answering two questions related to tone.  The tone of voice you use is like a voice barrier in many ways, it gets in the way of us knowing who you really are.  Your tone is very connected to your psychology of the voice and can be perceived negatively far too often.  Your voice is how we determine everything about you so if you have a tone that is unapproachable or negative, that can keep you from getting where you want in your personal and business life.

Today I've got two specific questions that I'm answering that have to do with tone and how that tone is creating a negative perception.

If you want to join the 5-Day Voice on Video FREE challenge, you can sign up here: http://captivatetheroom.com/5-day-voice-on-video-challenge/

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Episode #124 The Power of Video, Tenacity, and Kindness w/ Quentin Allums

March 29, 2018

Episode #124 The Power of Video, Tenacity, and Kindness w/ Quentin Allums

Welcome to the show!

I'm very excited about the interview I'm sharing with you today.  My friend Quentin Allums, a video and storytelling expert and Linked In influencer has stopped by for a visit.

If you've been thinking about doing video and don't like the product you're putting out or maybe haven't even stepped into that realm then you will love what Quentin has to say.

On the episode Q and I talk about:

Why video is so important,

Why it doesn't really matter if you don't get video just perfect,

What's important about storytelling,

Why a little kindness can go a long way,

So much more!

 

Guest Bio

Quentin Allums is a LinkedIn influencer, speaker, community builder, and the founder of Mad Genie, a personal branding consultancy. He has leveraged LinkedIn Video [and other platforms] to triple his monthly business revenue, land speaking engagements, and build his personal brand. He is also an athlete, musician, futurist, misfit, and proud coffee addict. 

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Episode #121 Your Jaw and Keeping Your Sound In

March 26, 2018

Episode #121 Your Jaw and Keeping Your Sound In

Welcome to the show!

Today I'm talking about a topic I've not talked about ever, I don't think.  Today I'm talking about what happens to your sound when you have your jaw locked up.  This is another answer to a listener question.

You may not think you have your jaw locked up or you may realize you do but either way, it's highly possible that your jaw is keeping your sound from flowing out.  Why is that a problem?  Because we can't connect with you unless your sound is flowing out.

Tune in to find out if your jaw is locked, why you want to free it and just how to do so.

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Episode #122 Dealing with Conflict, Anger and Upset w/ Anand Sharma

March 22, 2018

Episode #122 Dealing with Conflict, Anger and Upset w/ Anand Sharma

Welcome to the show!

Today I'm back with my friend and co-creator Anand Sharma with another installment in our series Achieve What Matters Most.

Today we are talking about conflict, anger and upset and the damage it causes.  

In today's episode Anand and I discuss:

Why we get angry,

Why we stay angry,

What we need to do to release our anger,

Managing conflict and why it's so important,

What causes us to get hurt and how to get past it,

Why we need to cultivate forgiveness and empathy,

And so much more!

Guest Bio

Anand Sharma is in the new phase of life wherein his mission is to help people to achieve what really matters to them. What matters to him is a 'meaningful fun'.  Coaching and mentoring is not a career for him but a spiritual path to living a fulfilled and balanced life He says he likes to be 'easy busy' and not 'crazy busy'. 
 
He is Founder and CEO of Growth Angle Ltd UK.  He is a professional & personal Coach, business consultant, speaker, trainer, facilitator, entrepreneur and an investor based in London, UK. He has more than 40 years of corporate experience spanning the UK, Europe, India, USA, and Asia. He has been a speaker at many international conferences in Europe, India, Australia, and Russia. He was the Global Director-Healthcare for Reckitt Benckiser Plc UK, one of the top global company of FMCG and healthcare brands. He was the Non-Executive Board Director of a pharmaceutical company based in Oxford UK and a Trustee of a Children's charity in the UK. He has B.SC; MBA and coaching qualifications besides he is a licensed Master NLP Practioner trained by Dr. Ricahrd Bandler, the co-creator of NLP. He is also a Master NLP Practioner trained by Ian McDermott, the coach of coaches.
 
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