Handling interviews, giving statements and public speaking are all a part of a public figure’s life. Whether one is a celebrity, a politician, a government official or a company executive, knowing how to communicate properly and appropriately is a key skill.
Why have apologies been a huge thing, these past few weeks? As humans, we’re prone to err. But that doesn’t mean we should make it an excuse every single time. We’ve also been given our common sense so we can think things through before we say or even do some things.
Is it necessary to keep speaking and make noise all the time? Why do silences and pauses make us feel awkward? When you find yourself in a conversation, whether live or online, it isn’t necessary to always have the last say in everything. Sometimes the best response is no response at all.
Part of upgrading your communication skills is instilling vocal and movement exercises into your daily routine. You may feel silly doing these exercises initially, but these help you become more familiar with your articulators and the muscles that you use to speak.
Another way that people form impressions about us is our manner of speaking and the content. Our usage of words, voice quality and tone and the way that we project our voices can say a lot about how we view ourselves, what we do for a living and how we process information, interactions & situations.
In this vlog, I take you through a full day of teaching classes at John Robert Powers in Quezon City. Also, since the branch is freshly-renovated, I thought it would be fun to give you guys a tour.