The 𝐑𝐞𝐜𝐫𝐮𝐢𝐭𝐦𝐞𝐧𝐭 𝐂𝐨𝐧𝐬𝐮𝐥𝐭𝐚𝐧𝐭’s voice is in high demand.
This is the 3rd post in my professional voice user series. I have an amazing friend at the top of her game in recruitment. I’ve witnessed her in action and her vocal load is high. A lot of phone calls and meetings. The professional relationships she builds all rely on her voice for communication. Both with clients and individual job applicants. She is supporting candidates and managing stressful situations and her own team.
My 5 top voice tips for anyone working in recruitment are:
1. Use a good quality 𝐡𝐞𝐚𝐝𝐬𝐞𝐭 and 𝐦𝐢𝐜𝐫𝐨𝐩𝐡𝐨𝐧𝐞 for optimal communication and minimal distractions.
2. 𝐌𝐢𝐧𝐢𝐦𝐢𝐬𝐞 𝐛𝐚𝐜𝐤𝐠𝐫𝐨𝐮𝐧𝐝 𝐧𝐨𝐢𝐬𝐞 in your office or wherever you’re working so you aren’t tempted to use too much volume. Speak at a quiet volume.
3. Take regular short breaks just to move around and have a good 𝐬𝐭𝐫𝐞𝐭𝐜𝐡, wander round the office, do a few minutes of yoga at lunchtime. If you have wireless headphones you can stand up or move whilst on calls.
4. 𝐒𝐩𝐞𝐚𝐤 𝐬𝐥𝐨𝐰𝐥𝐲 and 𝐩𝐚𝐮𝐬𝐞 for emphasis. Pause before each verbal response to train yourself not to speak too quickly. It’s important you use optimal breath so take a top up breath in each time you pause to avoid vocal strain.
5. Drink at least 2 litres of 𝐰𝐚𝐭𝐞𝐫 during the working day. Get yourself a fancy reusable bottle that you’d like to have out on your desk and sip regularly. It’s got to be in your sight or you might forget. Pop a 𝐃𝐑𝐈𝐍𝐊 post it note on your computer as a reminder.