Improving Confidence

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I recently landed a huge opportunity to interview one of the top star makers in Hollywood. His name is Roger Love, a celebrity voice coach, whose clients and students include:

  •  Tony Robbins
  •  Suze Orman
  •  John Gray
  •  Reese Witherspoon
  •  Jeff Bridges
  •  The Cast of Glee
  •  Keira Knightley
  •  Joaquin Phoenix
  •  Mandy Moore
  •  John Mayer
  •  Demi Lovato
  •  Tyra Banks
  •  Selena Gomez
  •  Victor Cheng 🙂

(Guess which of the names above doesn't match the others! )

His students (i.e., Reese Witherspoon and Jeff Bridges) have won Academy Awards from their singing / acting performances.

When the top public speakers and stars in Hollywood need to improve their voice and vocal confidence, they turn to Roger.

Roger has also been my voice teacher.

Although I'm a reasonably accomplished speakers who has given well over 100 speeches and given multiple live national television interviews, I know that I could be better.

I've reached a point in my career where I don't want to just be good at public speaking, I want to strive to be great.

When I don't know how to do something, I always seek to find and learn from THE BEST.

This is how I found Roger.

I've took an online class of his and have learned so much about how the human voice works. Of particular note and relevance to you are his insights on what makes someone sound confident (or nervous).

In my teaching, I always strive to deconstruct the complicated into simple, easy to grasp concepts. When it comes to voice and projecting confidence, Roger does the same.

I've learned so much from Roger that I contacted him to ask if I could interview him on how to apply his vocal expertise to sounding confident in a case interview or during a client presentation.

Well after essentially "cold calling" Roger's office via email, I got him to agree to an interview!

Frankly, I still can't believe he said "yes."

In the future, I'll explain how I convinced him to say "yes."

(Hint - I used the exact same principles I suggest you use when writing a strong cover letter or resume. For more info on resume writing, see my video on the top 5 mistakes candidates make in writing resumes.)

As you might recall, it takes two things to project unshakeable confidence:

1) You need to know your material.

2) You need to sound confident in the conclusions you draw from your analysis.

If you don't sound confident with a client (or an interviewer), you project uncertainty. This is perceived (rightly on wrongly) as self doubt.

This in turn causes others to question your conclusions. The client (or interviewer) can't help but wonder - if you aren't confident in your conclusions, why in the world should they have confidence in them?

Now, back to my interview with Roger.

Given his schedule and the fact that my CIBs and F1Ys span 100+ countries and 20+ times zones around the world, I figured it would be impossible to find a single time when everyone would be available to listen in.

Instead, I recorded the interview and edited it down to just the most relevant, concise material on the vocal aspects of projecting confidence.

I am thrilled with the results.

However, I had one big frustration during the interview. While listening to him attentively, what I really wanted to do was grab my notepad and start taking notes.

The insights on confidence Roger was sharing were coming at me at a fast rate -- I could barely keep up in my mental note taking and ultimately gave up. I ended up re-watching the interview recording about 4 times to grasp it all.

In short, it has been a long time since I've learned that much about anything in an hour.

Given the highly specialized topic and the illustrious guest, it has been suggested to me that I sell the recording as a formal product offering.

After some thought, I opted to give away this very unique interview recording for free to my subscribers.

Consider this a thank you gift for reading what I write, tolerating the occasional typo (one of my tragic flaws), and telling your friends about CaseInterview.com

To access the video, just click this link:  Case Interview Confidence with Roger Love

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