Elaine Clark May Newsletter


Here’s Newsletter #13. If you missed the first twelve, go to ElaineClarkVO.com/News • Plus, check out my ElaineClarkVO website • @ElaineClarkVODemos talent database • Real Talking Tips podcast •  There’s Money Where Your Mouth Is & Voice-Overs For Podcasting books • and Activate Your Voice & Adding Melody to Your Voice apps.

“The NEED provides the continuation of the story, or the moment after, so the listener takes action.”

Elaine A. Clark, There’s Money Where Your Mouth Is

NEED: The ‘N’ in Making It M.I.N.E.®

The M.I.N.E. Acronym stands for:
M = Motivation  I =Intentions  N = Need  E = Emotions


“I apologize for such a long letter - I didn't have time to write a short one.”  

- Benjamin Franklin

It takes time to condense descriptive words and phrases into one word.  Once you do, the clarity of that Need-Word snaps the message into place.  It’s the driving force of the message, the connecting through-line with your audience, and the story arc that bookends the motivation with the reason why you’re talking.  

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Learn More in Episode 48

Defining a NEED

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NEED = WHY  🤷‍♂️  

Have you ever wondered WHY someone is talking? Does the message sound good but lacks purpose?  Do you just hear a bunch of pretty words?  Chances are that speaker hasn’t defined their message into a one-word Need.