Heaven High and Happy Monday!
How are you doing today? Are you feeling a little down because it’s the beginning of the work week? Don’t feel down – BE HAPPY! If you’re feeling a little sad, take a moment and think about something that you’re grateful for right now.
Is it your job?
Your comfy office chair?
It doesn’t have to be something big. It can be as simple as a nice, hot cup of coffee. That’s what I’m grateful for right now. Every time you start feeling down, think of something that you’re grateful for. Gratitude is a surefire way to boost your mood and will lead to a more positive outlook on life.
Okay, now that you’re feeling a little better let’s talk about “sound” and how it can help you engage with your audience.
As we learned in elementary school, most of us experience the world through five different senses: touch, taste, smell, sight, and sound. As students of a craft, most of us learn through three different senses the most: sight, sound, and kinesthetic (touch). Most of the time, we learn with a combination of these three senses/learning styles.
BUT THERE’S SOMETHING WE’RE MISSING…
When we engage our audiences (whether it is through a speech, presentation, or on stage during a performance), most people have a tendency of relying heavily on visual stimulation for audiences. We make sure that we have good graphics on our presentations. We look our best. We use graphs. We have great backgrounds and even pyrotechnics (for musicians).
But what about sound? Audio stimulation for audiences is incredibly important also. If you’re looking to enhance your resume, readership (online), or even your social media profiles, audio files are extremely small and can add another level of media to your site without bogging it down and making it run slower.
You can also start a Podcast where you can showcase your talents and expertise. If you have a smooth, interesting, unique, or a particularly saucy voice, your audience or readership can grow because of it.
If you plan on making an audio file or podcast, remember these helpful tips:
1. Create a script for a podcast or even with an audio snip or clip.
2. Larger isn’t always better. Smaller files play easily and won’t lag. Also remember that MP3 files can be played through a wider variety of players and are small in size.
3. Practice, practice, practice. Practicing beforehand will limit the number of “ums” and “ahhs” through your speech or sound bite and can help you sound more natural. If you can, don’t read it during the actual performance. Let it roll off your tongue instead.
This is important for businesses as well. You can add audio to your product descriptions (for the visually impaired) or add a podcast as web content. Multimedia is so important to help websites stay interesting to viewers.
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