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Full Voice, Enhanced Edition
The Art and Practice of Vocal Presence
Product Line Description: Media-rich enhanced e-books on the iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPad available on the Apple iBookstore, and on the NOOK Color at Barnes&Noble.com.
Full Voice, Enhanced Edition, by Barbara McAfee, is available on the Apple iBookstore and Barnes & Noble, which includes the 232-page e-book with 21:35 minutes of embedded video and audio corresponding to the major sections of the book (174 MB).
About the Book
Your voice says a lot about you. Based on the tone and expression of your voice alone, your listeners may make up their minds about you before they even process the meaning of your words. And if what you say is at odds with how you say it, they can miss your message altogether. As important as our voices are, few of us know how to use them to their full potential.
Full Voice offers a fun, tested method to harness the power of your voice to become a more effective and flexible communicator. Barbara McAfee identifies five distinct vocal tones or qualities—earth, fire, water, metal, and air—and explains how to cultivate each voice. You’ll also discover how to use your voice to convey authority, passion, compassion, and other essential leadership qualities—and how to choose the right voice to ensure your message and meaning are understood.
McAfee’s approach offers much more than a minor cosmetic improvement. It enables you to use your voice to support your intentions and aspirations, express who you truly are, and bring your gifts to the world. As you become more aware of your own voice, you also become a better listener, more attuned to what people are saying underneath their words. You’ll discover how opening your full voice opens you to untapped potential, power, and aliveness as well.
Examples of famous people who favor one of the five voices are:
Earth Voice – James Earl Jones, Scarlett Johannson, Johnny Cash, Margaret Thatcher, Barry White, Lauren Bacall
Fire Voice – Mick Jagger, Janis Joplin, Bruce Springsteen, Bonnie Raitt, Luciano Pavarotti
Water Voice – Julia Child, Archbishop Desmond Tutu, Tony Bennett, Al Jarreau, Barbara Streisand, Justin Timberlake
Metal Voice – Lucille Ball, Truman Capote, Bob Dylan, Lady Gaga, Paul McCartney, Dolly Parton
Air Voice – The Beach Boys, Joni Mitchell, Jack Johnson, Norah Jones, Marilyn Monroe
The Enhanced Edition includes six videos (15:15 minutes) and two audio (6:20 minutes) segments by the author. Part I, Understanding Voice, is supported by two songs, ‘Who You Gonna Be While You Do What You Do?’ and ‘Brain Rats,’ together with a breathing exercises video to fully utilize your Full Voice. The other five videos provide earth, fire, water, metal, and air practice lessons at the end of each chapter in Part II, The Five Elements Framework.
Barbara McAfee is a musician, coach and consultant with over twelve years of experience in organizational change. She has brought her music to such clients as Best Buy, The Coca-Cola Company, the YMCA, and Wells Fargo.
Watch Barbara's introduction to the five voices.
Other editions: paperback and PDF e-book