The 3 Biggest Myths About Your Voice (#2)

September 6, 2019

Voice coaching is only for professional singers, actors or public speakers.

Myth #2 is lie that plays into something promoted all the time–“if you’re not already doing something (or doing it well), it’s not yours to do.” Why would you take lessons if you didn’t already use your voice well? Because you want to use your voice with confidence and you don’t have that experience now. It’s as simple as that.

The essence of voice coaching is learning confidence. When you know how your body is wired to breathe and make sound, that knowledge gives you more control of your voice and more options in singing and speaking. You can’t help but become a more confident voice user, as well as a more confident person.

With more vocal confidence you’re not afraid to:

  • speak up at meetings
  • (gracefully) disagree with someone
  • offer an opinion, or a different opinion
  • give a talk, lead a meeting, or facilitate a workshop
  • go karaoke singing with friends
  • and really connect with your audience when you sing or speak

The idea that you’ll be heard or noticed will no longer prevent you from doing what you want in life. That’s extremely liberating and it all starts with having a confident voice. 

Your voice is the delivery system for your “message,” whether that message is in the form of a song, a sales pitch, asking for a raise, or asking for a date.

These are all great reasons to take a voice class or one-on-one sessions. 

If you want to let go of feeling embarrassed when everyone sings Happy Birthday at a party, want to sing or speak with more confidence than you do now, or move to a professional level with your singing or speaking voice, voice coaching or “confidence sessions” can make a huge difference.

Everyone can benefit from voice coaching. It’s not just for folks who already sing a lot, sing a little, or have been told they’re tone deaf (no such thing) and shouldn’t ever sing. 

It’s for anyone who uses their voice to educate, persuade, entertain or communicate. Finally letting go of vocal Myth #2 is the first step to becoming a confident singer or speaker. Go on, take that step!

Mark Bosnian

Mark is an award-winning songwriter and professional voice coach with 30+ years of experience teaching people how to take center stage. He has toured nationally with the 80's hit band Nu Shooz and coached Grammy award nominees, American Idol semifinalists, and singers on The Tonight Show.