On this week’s GoalChatLive, host Debra Eckerling discusses Honoring Your Voice with Stacia Crawford from Stay Ready Media; actor, voice over artist, and educator David H Lawrence XVII, Narrate Your Own Book; and screenwriter/author/professor Richard Walter, Deadpan.

The trio, who work in various aspects of storytelling (PR, voiceover, and writing), talk about the power of words, owning your voice, and more.

Your Voice
– Stacia: Your voice is the words swimming around in your head. Speak in a way that resonates
– David: Have the courage to know your voice is enough. Pauses are better than filler words; let your words land
– Richard: Often what you don’t say is more powerful than what you do say. Voice is text and subtext, what you hear and what you mean; your voice is what compels observers to interact with you

How to Honor Your Voice
– David: Your voice is far better than you think it is;  humanness is much more valuable
– Richard: Stop striving for perfection
– Stacia: Make sure you have something worth saying; practice make perfect

Goals
– David: Reframe how you look at your voice
– Richard: Allow yourself to get distracted
– Stacia: Stop worrying about what other people think; your voice, your message, is unique to you

Final Thoughts
– Richard: Art is important. It’s not an add-on or an extra. It is an essential. It’s really at the core of the human experience.
– Stacia: Keep talking. Keep shining your light, because you are unique, you’re different, and you bring massive value to the world.
– David: When trying something new, there are three fears that you can overcome. The fear of the unknown. The fear of failure. And the fear of success.

Read the full recap and get the links discussed: https://TheDEBMethod.com/your-voice-stacia-crawford-david-lawrence-richard-walter

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How do you use and amplify your voice? Please share in the comments.

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Debra Eckerling is a goal strategist on a mission to change goal culture in and out of the workplace. Debra is the award-winning author of Your Goal Guide and founder of the D*E*B METHOD® for goal-setting simplified. A speaker and corporate consultant, her workshops include goal-setting for employee retention, event outcome optimization, and cooking for productivity. Debra has spoken on stages for TEDx, Innovation Women, SCORE LA, and more, and is the host of the #GoalChatLive show aka The DEB Show podcast and Taste Buds with Deb podcast.