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Voice power: you want it, but how do you get it? Today, I'm going to teach you to find the balance between confidence and power to boldly own exactly what you need to say and find internal freedom.
The middle voice - the middle ground that exists within the pendulum of voice patterns. People tend to stay on one side or the other of the swing but the true power lies within the middle. True voice power is found in the middle voice.
Women usually get stuck in the high-pitched, sweet/nice voice with the fear that if they move to a stronger sounding voice, they come across as 'the B word.'
Men usually wrestle with sounding professional vs. unprofessional.
The middle is where your true voice is. This is where true confidence lies. This is where you say what you need to say, releasing the outcome, and not concerned about what others are thinking. The term "power" or "powerful" does not need to have negative connotations. What are your beliefs around power? Do they limit you from stepping into your powerful voice?
Take this as your permission slip to use your middle voice. To ask for what you what. To stand in ownership of what you believe and boldly put it out there.
Release your pressure valve before you swing to the other side, the other extreme from built-up pressure. If you're struggling to find that middle ground, go out to the parking lot or somewhere private and just say whatever it is you want to say. Then, when you go back in and speak directly with them, the edge has been taken off and you are able to find center.
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Until next time, you know what to do: get out there and speak your truth; just do it beautifully.