THE POWER IS IN OUR VOICE: Arthur Joseph
Our voice is unique to us and often is hidden behind a version of ourselves we think the world wants to see. When we are not ourselves, our voice changes and when we discover our true voice then we step into our self, becoming heard by others and able to communicate clearly the ideas we have and the person we truly are.
During the conversation we were pretty quiet and when we did speak, Arthur would coach us much like the conductor of an orchestra, and there is a point where the sound I make when I speak does not sound like me, it didn’t feel like my normal self, instead something much calmer and more assured. Very strange and yet enough for me to felt he effect of developing how I communicate with myself and others.
“I want us to be able to tap into who we are, and not be relegated to our behaviours because we didn’t know we had an option.”
The connection for us with the people we are meeting is the connection with the breath. Physical performance is all well and good but we interact with others in more ways than physical and our ability to communicate clearly with others will propel us further forward in how we live than simply how fit we are. Sure there are all the breathwork practices which talk about physical performance and health and longevity which are great, but the breath is also the critical tool in how we speak and we only learn in a monkey see monkey do kind of way.
Arthurs clients read like a complete who’s who from Angelina Jolie, Arnold Schwarzenegger to Karim Abdul Jabar, and countless NFL and NBA hall of famers aswell as regular folk just like us and that is why this is special. We all have a voice and when we know how to use it and what it is capable of then the world opens up because we can connect rather than conflict with others.
As with all these practices, choosing the ones to practice is the skilful part, but how we use our voice might just be the next step in this complete human experience we are living.
ABOUT VOCAL AWARENESS
Your Voice is your identity. It reveals everything about who you are and how you show up in the world.
Unfortunately many people do not realize how much their voice actually reveals about them in terms of their confidence and insecurities, while others do not know that they can make the decision to develop their Voice. In other words, for most people, speech is habit. Who thinks about a breath? In Vocal Awareness we do and this is powerful.
Clearly Vocal Awareness is useful to everyone who speaks, but it can be even more powerful for those individuals with specific goals.
Arthur Samuel Joseph M.A., founder and chairman of the Vocal Awareness Institute, today is widely-recognized as one of the world’s foremost communication strategists and authorities on the human voice.
A renowned teacher/mentor, Mr. Joseph’s mission is to Change the World through Voice. His trademarked, proprietary voice and leadership training program, Vocal Awareness,™ is designed to teach Communication Mastery through a disciplined regimen of highly- specific techniques designed to cultivate an embodied and enhanced leadership presence, as well as personal presence, through body language techniques, vocal warm-ups, and storytelling skills. What emerges is an integrative and integral communication style.
Mr. Joseph has taught globally for over five decades. His varied client list includes national and international leaders in politics, business, entertainment and broadcasting, the hospitality industries as well as among world-class athletes, motivational speakers, life coaches, noted actors, singers and other luminaries of the stage and screen. Formerly on the faculty at the University of Southern California School of Theatre, he has been a visiting artist at both Yale and George Washington Universities, and visiting professor in the New York University Graduate Extension program, among many others nationally and internationally.
His lifelong dedication to his mission, “To change the world through Voice” imbues his work with a vital sense of urgency as our relationships, our culture, our nation, and our global community becomes increasingly dependent upon communication technology and social media to do the work of communication. As Mr. Joseph states, “We are on the cusp of losing the art of public discourse.” He has become a lone voice in raising the alarm that we aren’t simply losing the ability to communicate, we are losing our innate ability to connect with each other on even the most basic levels—physically, psychologically, and spiritually.