You didn’t have to see the image. The voice said it all.
Both instances – Walter Cronkite on November 22nd, 1963 and Anderson Cooper on June 14, 2016 – reporting an emotional moment. Both were skilled journalists with excellent command of their on-screen presence. And yet in each case, their voices said it all.
Cronkite was reporting the death John F. Kennedy and Cooper was reading the names of the victims of the Orlando tragedy. No picture was needed to demonstrate the emotion each man felt as he reported the sad news.
Listen to the voice of people as they speak to you and look for the “full communication” of the message they are sending.
Then turn it around. Be aware of your voice and what that adds to or detracts from your message.
To Being Heard,