Sup players and playettes, Jeffy here once more, this time with a message of love like none other.
This will be the last post before next week’s RSDN takeover for <<< RESONATOR >>> so act like ya heard…
Vocal projection is something that’s been on my mind a lot in the past couple years. Ever since I started touring the world again for Jeffy Hotseat, I became increasingly concerned at how I seemed to lose my voice after every weekend.
Land in a city, speak at the Free Tour, immediately go out to yell in the club for several hours for Bootcamp, more Bootcamp the next night, then up in the morning to speak at Hotseat for 8 hours… and then straight back to the club to yell at strangers for another five hours.
By Sunday, my voice would be GONE… which for a public speaker is terrifying. It’s like a stripper’s tits falling off. Lol
So naturally this was an area of great PERSONAL concern for me. But beyond that, I noticed that my students were consistently struggling with this area as well.
My thoughts on the game and the best way to go about teaching it to others are always evolving. And I truly believe that the future of pickup instruction lies in addressing the emotional blocks that prevent guys from executing in the field.
I see it every weekend, guys LOGICALLY UNDERSTAND what I’m telling them to do, but when the rubber meets the road, they simply aren’t able to execute it. At RSD, you can see our teachings beginning to shift to address this issue with things like the Hotseat Transformational Experience, which is specifically designed to make you aware of how social pressure is affecting you, and then give you tools that allow you to PUSH BACK and begin to PROACTIVELY live your life instead of being in a state of perpetual reaction.
Beyond that, I’ve really begun to focus on teaching the FUNDAMENTALS, and hammer them again and again, as opposed to flashy technique. You can know all the lines and techniques in the world, but until you have the fundamentals down first, you’re never going to be able to hut the SWEET SPOT of those techniques that makes them actually effective.
When I talk about fundamentals, I mean things like eye contact. Things like state control and taking correct action at the beginning of the night to shake yourself out of inertia and get to a place of social momentum.
And perhaps most of all, things like VOCAL PROJECTION.
If you watch our Free Tour videos, you might notice that in almost every one, there will be some guy who stands up to ask a question, and then we go on a tirade berating the guy for ten minutes about how he needs to SPEAK LOUDER.
In fact, this happened at the last free tour I did and the guy actually said in exasperation, “Oh, THIS shit again”
I’m like, YEAH MOTHERFUCKER, this shit again.
The reason that we hammer on this so much is because it’s, like the MOST BASIC THING you need to learn before you can even begin to START learning the game.
The number one thing you need to learn in cold approach pickup is the command “LOOK AT ME.”
This is the FIRST THING I need to fix on bootcamp when I get a newbie… otherwise, he simply isn’t going to get the girls’ attention.
If you can’t HOOK the set, 80% of the time, this is the issue.
So. Long story short, I decided to explore this topic in extreme depth for my next program. And RESONATOR was born.
I went to a vocal coach and took nearly 20 hours of professional instruction over a period of months in order to develop the curriculum. What I learned stunned me, and let’s just say I haven’t lost my voice after a weekend of Free Tour/Hotseat/Bootcamp ever since. Further, I’ve been passing this stuff on to my students and they’re seeing incredible results too, almost immediately. Once you know the anatomy and some basics, it’s easy, and ANYONE can learn to improve their voice using the techniques in RESONATOR.
I go over everything:
Emotion and Variance
And beyond that, Owen gave me the bright idea to add even more value. He said, “Jeff, your verbal game is off the charts, you’re an amazing storyteller and have a great sense of humor. Those things seem to all dovetail nicely with what you’ve got so far, so why not add that in too?”
So I dug deep and created additional modules on the Grammar of Storytelling as well as Mastery of Humor.
Anyway, I don’t wanna get too in the weeds here, but rest assured all will be revealed during next week’s preview videos. So get ready!
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Anyway, check out today’s video: