When you have an interview to prepare for, you probably spend a lot of time planning what to say and what to wear. But do you ever spend any time practicing how you will sound?
They way you answer questions is just as important as what you say, says Renee Grant-Williams, professional voice coach and author of Voice Power - Using Your Voice to Captivate, Persuade, and Command Attention (AMACOM). "People judge us by three things: how we look, what we say and how we say it," she says. She points out that while many people cringe when they hear their recorded voices played back to them, most just accept their voical fate. "Imagine if we felt that way about the way we looked?" she says. "We'd be out there doing something about it."