'10 Minute Tip' by Jimmy Cannon - Milton Keynes Leading Voice Coach - 7am until 9:30am
Jimmy Cannon has built a career as a singer and saxophonist for most of his life. Jimmy's performed on TV with Sir Tom Jones, on a private plane for Richard Branson and recording for both Roger Taylor and Carlsberg.
For the past 10 years Jimmy’s had the pleasure to teach vocal and performance techniques to students from all over the world, helping them to achieve their goals whether it be their first public performance, improving their range, how to ‘belt’, or preparing for ‘X Factor’ auditions.
About the conversation:
How well you use your voice will have a major impact on how you come across to your clients!You use our voice every day, but more importantly you need it in your business. Talking to clients and colleagues, in meetings and presentations, your voice is your number one communicator and is key to your influence and impact, whatever industry you’re in.
Whether for speaking or singing, your voice is the same. The techniques used to teach vocals can be transferred to enhance your speaking skills. Jimmy Cannon offers voice training to individuals and corporates who are looking to improve their vocal skills, public speaking, presentations and performance techniques.
The most important instrument in speaking is your voice!
Would you like to speak with greater influence and credibility? Add colour, expressiveness, and power to your speech? Are you interested in improving your voice or overcoming speech problems? With proper control over your voice as a tool, you can obtain more clarity and resonance, a wider dynamic range, and ultimately more presence and power when speaking!
Does your voice become tired and start to hurt after you've been speaking for a while? Perhaps you feel that you’re not being listened to and therefore you can't get your point across?
Do you find the thought of speaking in public overwhelming? Do you dread the idea of giving presentations? Are you simply not confident in your voice? Jimmy cannon will give you the tools you need to become a more confident and powerful speaker.
Even just a 10% increase in vocal variety will significantly impact on your audience’s attention to and retention of your key messages. Jimmy Cannon’s work as a performer and voice coach has taught him that everyone can improve their voice. With Jimmy’s tools and the use of simple but effective exercises, you’ll discover a new level of speaking. Your voice will develop more resonance, a larger dynamic range, better clarity and overall presence, giving you more confidence and authority when you speak.
Most people will be listening to the sound of your voice, some will be noticing your body language, but the large majority of the audience will be thinking about something else entirely…
Studies suggest that effective presentations are 38% your voice, 55% non-verbal communication, and only 7% your content.
That doesn’t mean, of course, that your heart rate doesn’t rise, your throat doesn’t tighten and dry up, or that you don’t forget your words or start to panic before or during a presentation, meeting or in the middle of a speech. By accepting these feelings as completely normal and human, you can easily control them with positive reinforcement tactics.
Exploring breathing techniques, body language, developing presence and awareness of your surroundings, will give you more engagement with your audience and confidence to deliver your message with personality and authority.
Jimmy realised early in his career that to sustain a demanding workload performing night after night as a singer required a healthy and strong vocal technique. Jimmy says he knows what his voice can and cannot do when it’s tired and weak and when it’s strong and confident, and he knows that it’s not always the voice that will let him down. However, when Jimmy’s on form, nine times out of ten his proven techniques will get him through.