Monday, February 4, 2013
Vocally and socially speaking…. Would you like to improve your odds to pass an interview and get a desirable employment? PART 1
Lately, I guess due to the recession, and the market of the employers and certainly not employees, I attend to people, who are very unhappy professionally and otherwise, and desperately looking for desirable employment, but failing over and over numerous of interviews.
There are several reasons why that president takes place.
For example, my very recent client was a man in his early 60’s who, about a couple of months ago, lost a very good engineering position.
When I spoke to that person over the phone, being a voice specialist, I right a way, made a mental note that his voice sounds very low positioned, quite raspy with quite heavy European accent and with a very faint pronunciation.
I did invite him for a consultation and we have begun firstly talking about the application of his voice, which, in my opinion, could be very distractive during his future interview with a future employer.
His voice was very dry and needed moisture and lubrication, if to compare it to, so to speak, musical instrument.
His vocal cords would require some strengthening.
His throat would have to be cleared from the excess of mucus, which was producing quite noticeable raspiness.
After his “instrument” would become clear, I would need to lift his voice, via special speech exercises, off of the vocal cords and thus, release his vocal box of the excessive pressure of the sound.
We would need to work on his pronunciation (diction), annunciation, accent modification, inflection and emphasis, phrasing, speed and intonation.
After all of this, my client would at least be able to make himself clear and understood.
He would know not only what he was talking about, (electronic engineering), but also, how he was talking about it.
So, from the point of view of the voice application, the first part of the mission would be accomplished.
The second part, especially given that the person was an immigrant, in spite of his very impressive professional credentials, he had no clue about North American mentality and, for that matter, phycology, which would help him to answer the very tricky questions, which were imposed by his, would be, future employer.
About that, please read our next upcoming blog titled:
“Vocally and socially speaking….
Would you like to improve your odds to pass an interview and get a desirable employment?
Posted by Diana Yampolsky at 3:39 PM