Whether I’m speaking on a stage, giving a live webinar or producing video-based training materials, I often encounter the same criticism…
“Nick, you don’t sound upbeat enough!”
And here’s a quote from a review for one of my courses:
“Lots of good stuff worth thinking about. I did find Nicks voice a bit ‘sleep inducing’ but otherwise clear. Thanks.”
Ouch. That’s not good. Feedback like that I take seriously.
In fact, before recording a lesson or lecture, I usually go through a series of physical, voice and mental exercises… all designed to give me a little more of an upbeat feel when I speak.