When I first started taking yoga classes from Jason many years ago, I was struck by his voice. He has a voice that draws you in. It’s soothing and encouraging. He speaks in a measured, comfortable pace. And he’s a clear, succinct communicator. In essence, he’s a natural when it comes to verbal communication.
This week, I ask Jason to share how he’s developed this skill set. And, although this episode is specifically geared toward yoga teachers, the ideas we here apply to everyone. We all have times when clear verbal communication is vital — in client meetings, with our loved ones, during presentations — and some of us struggle with it more than others. My hope is that you’ll gain confidence and clarity from this episode.
We talk about:
- Why improving verbal communication might be the most important skill for yoga teachers
- Using each class you teach as a practice for personal growth to improve verbal communication
- The struggles we (Jason and Andrea) have when it comes to speaking in front of a group
- How choosing one or two takeaways for your students can dramatically improve verbal communication and your teaching
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