A conversation with voice expert and coach Cynthia Zhai
Are You Waiting For Permission?
And so begins Cynthia's story of going from being bullied in the workplace to now empowering others to use their voice, and be heard. Please note that Joseph misspoke when he said that "Nothing Further" opens in NYC in July. It actually opens TONIGHT, June 30th at #culturelab through July 10, 2022. Catch it if you can! ###Your hosts of Are You Waiting for Permission? are Meridith Grundei and Joseph Bennett. They're friends, co-hosts, actors, improvisers and coaches. She lives in NYC and coaches actors, business professionals and presenters to fully engage with their audience, and themselves. She also mentors young actors and directors. He lives in San Miguel de Allende, México and coaches artists and other creative beings about the beautiful business of art — and life. You can find Meridith:Meridith Grundei the performer artist gal Meridith Grundei CoachingYou can find Joseph:Joseph Bennett the artist/coach extraordinaire*Special thanks to Amy Shelley and Gary Grundei of high fiction for letting us use their music for the Are You Waiting for Permission? podcast.And... while the podcast is free, it's not cheap. We'd be thrilled to have your support on PATREONThank you.
S4N 074 Cynthia Zhai on using your voice effectively
Sales for Nerds
We communicate not just with words but with tone and body language. Voice coach Cynthia Zhai discusses how we can communicate confidently by being intentional about voice. We can't all sound like Morgan Freeman, but we can improve how we talk to be more effective.
"It doesn't matter where you are coming from. All that matters is where you are going." Brian Tracy. Cynthia Zhai is a Voice Coach, Professional Speaker (CSP), and Best-Selling Author and also a TEDx speaker. She has helped professionals from 46 countries across 6 continents to speak with a more powerful voice. Cynthia set out to prove the doubters wrong, chose to follow her own path and make a success of her calling – listen to Cynthia talk through her journey. Such an inspirational path.... How do you use your voice in a more powerful way? What can you do to improve your voice to advance or influence..... What is stopping you from achieving what you want? If you know deep down you have a message to share with the world, don't get bogged down by the naysayers, because you want your inner power to shine. Imagine one day people look at you and they say, "When I see you, I see someone who breaks limitations and creates possibilities." And I'll meet you there. Cynthia has a great story to tell and offers huge value and exercises that you can put into practice to improve your confidence and assertiveness. Youtube: youtube.com/user/cynthiazhai Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/influencethroughvoice/ LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/in/cynthiazhai Twitter: https://twitter.com/yourvoicecoach Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/cynthiazhai/ Website https://www.powerfulexecutivevoice.com/ 3-Part FREE Video Series to Develop a Powerful Voice to Be Heard: bit.ly/voicecrashcourse If you are still here, then you are clearly seeking more from your journey through life You already know you have greater potential and a much bigger calling & simply need to spend as much of your time around the right people – you know, those individuals that motivate, inspire, empower and challenge.... That is why this podcast was created. Come and join us Top Biller – The Life of a Recruiter Book Links PAPERBACK COPY https://expertrecruiter.kartra.com/page/sRH4 DIGITAL COPY https://expertrecruiter.kartra.com/page/lQT14 This podcast episode is sponsored by Vincere. Vincere is the Recruitment Operating System. The all-in-one #RecOS purpose-built for recruitment & staffing agencies for the entire Front, Middle & Back office operations.
Episode 151 - Cynthia Zhai - Leaders On Leadership
Tremendous Leadership with Dr. Tracey Jones
Leadership comes with many struggles but what matters is how we deal with them. Joining Dr. Tracey Jones today is Cynthia Zhai, Certified Speaking Professional, TEDx speaker, voice coach, and trainer at Full Voice Consulting. Cynthia shares valuable insights for leaders on overcoming the hard times within themselves and with their team. You don’t have to carry all the burden and keep the frustrations to yourself. At the same time, there is a right way to communicate these things. Listen in and get enlightened by her wisdom as they tackle loneliness in leadership, maintaining your center, and practicing assertiveness. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
The Encouragement Engineering podcast with Cynthia Zhai
The Encouragement Engineering podcast offers listeners the ability to combat the negativity that inundates our daily lives with a positive perspective and positive actions. Our guest today is Cynthia Zhai, Voice Coach, Professional Speaker (CSP), Best-Selling Author and TEDx speaker. Cynthia has helped clients from 46 countries across 6 continents with their voices to speak with impact and conviction and engages and inspires people to embrace change and take action. Cynthia has been a professional speaker and coach for the past 18 years and her engagement spans 6 continents in 18 countries. Cynthia has appeared on several media programs as a guest speaker on the subject of Voice. She's a regular guest on podcast shows around the world. Cynthia has spoken to more than 20,000 audience members across many different industries on hoe to develop a powerful & authoritative voice. Listen as we discuss: Value of your Voice Breathing Overcoming Fear Confidence Website: https://powerfulexecutivevoice.com TEDx Talk: https://youtu.be/PcDerWSyccg LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/in/cynthiazhai Twitter: https://twitter.com/yourvoicecoach Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/cynthiazhai/ YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/cynthiazhai Be sure to follow The Encouragement Engineering podcast at https://encouragementengineer.com or https://bobbrummspeaks.com
CYNTHIA ZHAI - Voice Coach/Speaker/Author "Live From Singapore" Ep. 45
Rick Flynn Presents
CYNTHIA ZHAI is a Voice Coach, Speaker & Author whose mission is to help others improve their voice and speaking skills. Cynthia helps others to both embrace change and take action. She has spoken in 5 continents, 18 countries/places, including The United States, Finland, The Netherlands, Portugal, Spain, Egypt, Argentina, Singapore, Malaysia, Hong Kong, Macau, Mainland China, India, Brunei, Thailand, Viet Nam, and The Philippines. Not only has she worked with very high profile clients but also regular people who wish to improve their abilities in voice and speaking. She has become the very first person in the entire career of show host RICK FLYNN to be interviewed live from Singapore. In this entertaining and helpful program both Cynthia & Rick discuss the mental disorder known as "Speech Anxiety" and provide ways to combat it and stop it from interfering with your life. Cynthia Zhai is available on all social media platforms and can also be found on the web at www.powerfulexecutivevoice.com. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/appSupport this podcast: https://anchor.fm/rick-flynn/support
Cynthia Zhai is a professional voice coach and author of the book, "Influence Through Voice." She coaches people to speak with impact and conviction so that they can achieve greater results in their personal and professional lives. Connect with Cynthia at http://powerfulexecutivevoice.com and at https://www.facebook.com/influencethroughvoice/
Interview with Voice Coach, Professional Speaker, & Best-Selling Author, Cynthia Zhai - Part 2
This is the second part of my interview with Cynthia Zhai. We continue our conversation about the different ways you can improve your voice along with the technical workings of it. There are a lot of actionable pieces of advice in this interview! We discuss:people who think they sound like a man or vice versaThe physical science behind vocal soundThe work Cynthia does with her male clients to help their vocals sound deeperThe work Cynthia does with her female clients to lighten up their voicesThe use of too much force and how it makes women sound more masculineResonance’s effect on the vocal cords and what exactly it isHow most people only use 4 out of the 5 cavities for resonanceThe consequence of breathing incorrectlyWhat the 5 cavities of resonance areMost people don’t use the chest cavityHow to correct your breathing and have more control over your resonanceCase studies of people who worked on their vocals to improveA woman who lost out on a promotion twice because of her voice and how working with Cynthia changed thatThe other side effects that happen when you work on your voice - happiness, optimism, being more positiveThe connection between voice and mindsetYour voice is connected to your entire body and has a huge impactThe second case study with a man who was depressed and afraid of losing parts of his lifeWhen he worked on his voice, his happiness changed and he no longer had to worry about his job or his marriageThe connection between progressing as a person and progressing in relationshipsThe steps necessary to improve your voiceObserving when you’re holding your breath - when speaking or otherwiseReleasing stress with your breath and voiceAdding in emotion when talking about techniques to improve your voiceThe day-to-day effects on the voiceWhen you block your emotions, you block your energy flowObserving how great speakers speak with emotionGroup coaching with Cynthia - find her on social mediaYou can find more information about Cynthia Zhai:On her website: powerfulexecutivevoice.comOn her TED Talk: https://youtu.be/PcDerWSyccgThis episode was very skillfully made to sound beautiful by the talented Humberto Franco (http://www.humbertofranco.com/).Would you consider reviewing the Audio Branding Podcast? If so, here’s the Apple Podcast link: https://podcasts.apple.com/podcast/audio-branding/id1489042453 And if you like what you hear (and read!) – please do share it with anyone you think might be interested. Thanks so much!And if you’re interested in crafting an audio brand for your business, why not check out my FREE download – 5 Tips For Implementing An Intentional Audio Strategy at https://voiceoversandvocals.com/audio-branding-strategy/
Interview with Voice Coach, Professional Speaker, & Best-Selling Author, Cynthia Zhai - Part 1
In this interview, I’m speaking with someone who has a real knack for voice - Cynthia Zhai. She’s helped people from over 46 countries around the world improve their voices and speak with impact and conviction. If you’ve been wanting to improve the quality of your voice, this is the interview for you!We discuss:Cynthia’s current living situation during COVIDCynthia’s background in singing and voiceFalling into becoming a voice coachThe development of her work - how do you change your voice?The realization people have had in the last year about the tone of a good voiceIf the tone of voice is low quality, then people won’t hear the content as well as they couldConveying emotions through our voices The science behind an attractive voiceThe voice sends out vibrations and some frequencies are more attractive/easier to listen toThe constriction of the vocal cords and how it effects voice frequencyStress’s effect on the voiceAuthenticity’s part in producing a relaxed voiceThe importance of breathing when it comes to voiceHow to breathe properly when doing any sort of speaking The balloon analogy that gives a great visual for the proper way to breatheThe importance of having proper voice quality for your brandAuthenticity and relaxation and their importance for podcast hosts and guestsMatching your voice to your brandWays to improve your voice if you don’t like the sound of itThe reason why your voice sounds differently to you than when you listen to a recording of it You can find more information about Cynthia Zhai:On her website: powerfulexecutivevoice.comOn her TED Talk: https://youtu.be/PcDerWSyccgThis episode was very skillfully made to sound beautiful by the talented Humberto Franco (http://www.humbertofranco.com/).Would you consider reviewing the Audio Branding Podcast? If so, here’s the Apple Podcast link: https://podcasts.apple.com/podcast/audio-branding/id1489042453 And if you like what you hear (and read!) – please do share it with anyone you think might be interested. Thanks so much!And if you’re interested in crafting an audio brand for your business, why not check out my FREE download – 5 Tips For Implementing An Intentional Audio Strategy at https://voiceoversandvocals.com/audio-branding-strategy/