Apr 10, 2022
"Find your voice" with Patrick Muñoz, Voice and Speech Coach
Patrick is a highly regarded Voice and Speech Coach in Los Angeles. He has helped hundreds of actors, business people, and other professionals increase their vocal power, improve articulation, and become better speakers.
As member of Voice and Speech Trainers of America, Patrick coached for CBS's top-rated series Without a Trace, big-budget and independent movies, including Hostage, Van Helsing; TV’s LA Dragnet, and KC Undercover. Patrick is currently the Vocal Coach for Disney’s Stuck In The Middle. And for years he has been named as one of “LA’s Favorite Dialect Coaches”.
Patrick is in private practice in West Hollywood and works with clients all over the world. Students include Penelope Cruz, Eva Longoria, Alan C. Fox among others.
Listener, if you dream of being more articulate or, as The Collins dictionary explains if you want to be able to express your thoughts and ideas easily and well, or express yourself, clearly, readily, concisely, and effectively or if you want to have a more powerful voice and therefore, presence, join us in this conversation.
it's our innate instinct to judge other people consciously unconsciously, and we do so on a number of levels. The way they look, the way they dress, the way they cut their hair, or have no hair in my case, the way that they speak, the way that they stand, the way that their facial expressions are, their body expressions... So an articulate person, somebody who speaks clearly, can be perceived as more intelligent, more educated person.
A voice and speech coach, in my case, helps a person with the three C's. To be clear, to be confident and to be connected.
So, to be CLEAR is to remove or identify and remove any obstacles to how you speak. So, if it's articulation or if it's nasality talking too fast or if the voice is right here or if you're too quiet or if you're too loud, all of those things or if everything sounds exactly the same when you're talking, that's about clarity.
CONFIDENCE: I work with a lot of people for public speaking but it's not just about public speaking. It could be for an interview, it could be about in your own relationship at home with your husband, with your wife, with your children, with your parents, how to be confident that you can speak up for yourself and say what you want to say and to be able to say it in a way that is constructive and it also goes with what your intention is so that you can speak, let's say, if you're a public speaker with power, with persuasiveness and maybe even with some passion, if that's what you want to do.
And finally being CONNECTED, so many of us speak from our throat. We just talk right from here. There's not much impetus or need to use a lot of our voice, just on our daily basis. We're in a very connected age of the internet, we're on social media, we're filming, we're talking over the computer, we're talking, it's close situations, we were at an office, going back to the office, where it's very quiet. We just don't have much time to use our voice. We tend to talk from here. So, in that moment, when we really want to make an impact to a larger audience, we're still talking from here. So, yeah, I’m connecting to you but am I really connecting from, am I connecting to myself? I’m not connected to myself, I'm not connecting to my full voice.
The components of being a better speaker are these three things; B-O-F, BREATHE, OPEN, FLOW. So, breathe more deeply, open your mouth so the sounds can come out and flow the sounds on that breath so the sounds come out. So, when you start to breathe, you can start to relax. When you relax, the mind opens up and the ideas flow.
We don't have to always fill our belly with breath, we just need to breathe in fully with depth but that first step is really finding this because most of us speak from our throat. --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/waystogrow/message