Ep. 68 How to Engage Your Audience with Cynthia Zhai


I love to geek out on all things speech and voice-related given my background as a speech pathologist. So when Cynthia Zhai, who is a voice coach and a professional speaker reached out to come on the show, I was very excited!

Voice education is very important, especially when it comes to using it to be more impactful and confident. As entrepreneurs, we are constantly communicating with our audiences. Whether it’s through marketing, social media posts, going live, or connecting on Zoom, we are always sharing messages without an audience. Using the right tone of voice can also convey messaging and it’s important to use it with confidence in order to engage our audience.

As a TEDx speaker herself, Cynthia came on the show and shared her own journey of how she became a more assertive and confident speaker, where a good voice comes from, the relationship of
voice and breathing, the fastest way to engage your audience, and much more.

Cynthia has helped professionals from 46 countries across 6 continents to speak with a powerful voice. She has been a professional speaker and coach for the past 18 years and her engagement spans 5 continents in 18 countries. Naturally, she was the perfect guest for the Accented World Podcast.

Cynthia’s website

TEDx Talk

In Today’s Episode We Discuss:

How Cynthia became a voice coach and a professional speaker
Her journey to become more assertive
How to make your voice more impactful (a technique from Morgan Freeman)
Where does a good voice come from?
How to develop a proper breathing habit?
If you’re talented and not ready to step out, you have to get over yourself
The problem with focusing too much on how others see you
Tips to engage your audience

Thank You to Our Accented World Sponsors:

The World’s Best Grammar Checker Thrive Market – Deeplink

Cynthia’s Book Recommendations:

How to Win Friends & Influence People by Dale Carnegie

The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People: Powerful Lessons in Personal Change by Stephen R. Covey

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