Speech volume helps to contribute to the first impression concept discussed in Ace Your Interview, We have talked about the fact that it takes 17 seconds to make a first impression. One of the ways we make an impression is how loudly or softly our speech is. This can take a couple of forms.
Issues with Volumes
When we speak quietly, sometimes people get the impression of weakness. This needs to be taken into consideration especially in an interview situation. First, the interviewer should not have any trouble hearing the candidate interviewing. If the interviewer happens to speak loudly, the candidate should attempt to match his or her loudness. This may take some work on the quiet speakers. If you find you need extra help, we would love to assist you. Just send Kelly an email.
Secondly, a loud speaker can prove to be overbearing and too much. Sometimes candidates believe they are presenting with confidence but are actually sending the impression of being a bully. In the video, Interview Do's and Don'ts, one of the candidates shows exactly what this looks like. This candidate comes in loud and demanding. An interviewer will most definitely not find this to be a good first impression. The quiet candidate on the video presents with little confidence. Because of their loudness issues, neither of those people are making a great first impression.
What to do?
You may be wondering what to do in this situation. Are you aware of any loudness issues? Do people ask you to repeat what you've said? Do people ask you to be quieter? You may need help in being aware of your loudness.
A speech coach can help your awareness of your speech volume. He or she can also help you work on either side of loudness, too quiet or too loud. Loudness issues can be easy to improve. With a little effort, you will be able prepare you for the career you desire and present well.
Most importantly, we all want to communicate effectively. In communication, we must be aware of our listeners and be good listeners. It is a two way street. We must be heard to communicate and we should not take over the communication. Being considerate of the listener is always good.
Finally, I would like to say that i would to satay connected with you. Please reach out on social media; i am Kelly Archibald. I love meeting new people.
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