Voice Power Studios Podcasts


Voice Power Studios offers private voice and speech coaching and accent reduction training by telephone to executives and business professionals world wide. Also available for Keynote speeches, seminars and workshops on "Your Voice Is Power in Business" "Speak with Confidence", and "Change Your Voice, Change Your Life". Speaking with a confident, articulate and persuasive voice is essential in today's global economy. During a voice Consultation your vocal issues are determined and you receive a customized program to permanently overcome your issues and Speak for Success Sandra McKnight, owner of Voice Power Studios is a renown international Speech and Voice Coach with 26 years of experience in the field and the author of "Your Voice Is Power in Business " training program. She had been heard speaking on "Your Voice Is Power", Speak Confidently", "Charisma is Made not Born" by hundreds of audiences and her client list includes many Fortune 500. Voice Power Studios began offering her trademarked "Your Voice Is Power in Business" voice training to Sales teams, Help Desks, and Customer Service Centers. Increasing the company bottom line significantly. Sandra spoke on the power of the voice to facilitate and increase business in conventions, conferences, universities and corporate workshops. She also taught her "Theater of Life" program in corporations. Her worldwide private coaching programs taught by Skype telephone help people to to speak more confidently and powerfully by reducing accents, speaking more slowly, not mumbling, being less monotone, or nasal. She is a favorite at Toastmaster clubs around the world. Her client list includes Northrop Grumman Corp., Intel, Microsoft, EDS,Genentech, Nestle, US Coast Guard, British Petroleum Group in Shanghai, Ernst and Young, Asia, American Society of Training and Development, The International Coaching Federation, University of California, Navajo and Apache Nations. Sandra McKnight, a professional actress and singer, created Voice Power Studios and trains world wide on voice, speech and accent modification. Sandra has delivered more than 2000 keynotes, workshops, seminars and tele-seminars on "Your Voice Is Power in Business": throughout the USA and in China. and she is the author of her original "Your Voice Is Power in Business" training program. Sandra's voice expertise has been featured in the "Wall Street Journal", "The Houston Chronicle", "Los Angeles Times", "Santa Fe New Mexican", "The Albuquerque Journal" and for many years was heard on her Santa Fe, NM radio show, the "Sounds of Success". She is a member of The Voice and Speech Trainers Association, Inc., The American Society of Training and Development, 24-7 Coaching, UK, The Screen Actors Guild of America, Actor's Equity Association, and the American Federation of Radio and Television Artist,


  • How Does A Heavy Accent Stop Your Career

    How Does A Heavy Accent Stop Your Career

    02/04/2013 Duración: 03min

    Speaking clearly and at a good speaking rate is an important business driver in business communication such as board meetings, sales, negotiation, presentations, webinars, and teleconferences. Heavily accented communication is commonplace in today’s global business community and it is so easily corrected. Corporations and companies hire the very best talent which hail from everywhere in the world and many people speak 2 or 3 languages. However, many times, they are unaware that their accent is difficult to understand and very frustrating to their audience. Speaking clearly and at a good speaking rate is an important business driver in today’s global market. If you can’t be understood, then your message is not heard. Accent reduction and voice coaching is a simple and powerful solution. Visit www.voicepowerstudios.com.

  • How To Use Your Voice To Land a New Job or Advance Your Career

    How To Use Your Voice To Land a New Job or Advance Your Career

    18/03/2013 Duración: 03min

    When the first interview is over the telephone, 80% of the communication is transmitted by the tone of voice, diction, projection, speech melody, volume and rate of speech and 20% are the words that are actually said. The person being interviewed needs to be prepared with his content. The deal breaker is how he is heard and as a result, how he is perceived. Speaking fast could give the interviewer any of the following impressions of the interview candidate: 1. that he has anxiety, 2. that he has a lack of confidence, or 3. that he just wants to get through the interview as quickly as possible for some reason. Most likely the interviewer will assume that he does not want the job or that he doesn’t fit into the organization. Visit www.voicepowerstudios.com.

  • How You Can Get Rich By Improving Your Speaking Voice

    How You Can Get Rich By Improving Your Speaking Voice

    03/03/2013 Duración: 03min

    Knowing how to control your voice is a powerful tool that gives you a competitive edge in the business world. My clients, whether an employees or an entrepreneurs, realize that improving their voice will make them more successful and rich.The passion, confidence and conviction in your voice are what connect you to each individual. You and your voice are the message that sells your consulting programs. Otherwise they could read a written proposal. Your voice is what makes them believe in you and the sales story you are telling. Visit www.voicepowerstudios.com.

  • How a Great Voice Can Close More Sales

    How a Great Voice Can Close More Sales

    16/02/2013 Duración: 03min

    I will convince your sales staff the value of slowing their speaking rate, saying their words clearly and never letting their voice trial off at the end of a thought. Training in these three basic speaking skills will close sales and increase your yearly sales percentage. These three speaking skills will immediately engage and build a relationship with every customer in the first 15 seconds of the sales conversation. To increase commissions, all it takes is for your sales people to practice the following three skills. Visit www.voicepowerstudios.com.

  • Can a Wheel Chair Voice Stop Your Career?

    Can a "Wheel Chair Voice" Stop Your Career?

    31/01/2013 Duración: 04min

    A physically disabled person can level the playing field by using their voice powerfully. This episode addresses that many physically able people often behave in subtle condescending ways toward them. My clients want to level the playing field between themselves and the standing person who is approaching them for the first time. There is never a second chance to make a first impression and by using their voice they can change this perception. Visit www.voicepowerstudios.com.

  • How To Speak for Success in 2013

    How To Speak for Success in 2013

    15/01/2013 Duración: 04min

    To start out the New Year, Voice Power Studios asked the social networks, “Would you tell someone who needs to speak in public and/or business settings, that they’re voice is hard to understand.” Out of the many responses we received, here are three which, I feel, reflect a communication trend in America. Visit www.voicepowerstudios.com.

  • Can a “Marilyn Monroe” Voice Stop your Career? Episode 4

    Can a “Marilyn Monroe” Voice Stop your Career? Episode 4

    01/01/2013 Duración: 03min

    Debra has a breathy voice that doesn’t sound like a confident expert in her field. She has not gotten past the first telephone interview for the last three jobs. It isn’t because she is unqualified. Sandra McKnight and Voice Power Studios helps to analyze and correct hidden messages in your voice that can halt a career. Visit www.voicepowerstudios.com.

  • The Voice of Spiritual Leaders

    The Voice of Spiritual Leaders

    15/12/2012 Duración: 03min

    Over the years I have worked with various spiritual leaders. The nature of the profession demands that they develop and use their voices to uplift people and hold forth the vision of their particular faith. It takes breath support to sustain a well projected, rich, resonant voice tone. Good pronunciation of all consonants and vowels gives you clarity and a ring to the voice. Visit www.voicepowerstudios.com.

  • Can Your Voice Stop Your Career? Episode 3

    Can Your Voice Stop Your Career? Episode 3

    03/12/2012 Duración: 04min

    How Shyness in your Voice Can Stop Your Career. As a Voice trainer, I am aware that shyness, social anxieties, and deep seated fears strongly influence how much a person gets out of life. Psychotherapy, Hypnotherapy and the programs at the Shyness Clinic are tools that can truly make a huge difference to making shy people feel more comfortable, productive and happy in the world. However, I also know from 25 years of teaching voice that changing your speaking pattern is a powerful tool to changing the way you present yourself to others. When you have control over how you present yourself, then you are in charge. Visit www.voicepowerstudios.com.

  • Can Your Voice Stop Your Career? Part II

    Can Your Voice Stop Your Career? Part II

    05/11/2012 Duración: 04min

    Episode 2 describes how hidden messages in your Voice stop your career. This story is about an executive who was told that her voice was harsh and difficult to listen to and was perceived as overbearing and over time it had caused her team to have serious negative feelings toward her. By applying a few simple speaking voice techniques he was able to speak with a more confident, engaging and persuasive voice. Visit www.voicepowerstudios.com.

  • Voice Power Studios October Blog

    Voice Power Studios October Blog

    18/10/2012 Duración: 04min

    This podcast discusses an example of someone who was unaware of the hidden meanings within the sound of his voice. With this example we see by applying a few simple techniques we are able to give him a more persuasive and friendly voice. Visit www.voicepowerstudios.com.

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