This is the first part of my discussion with Josuël Rogers, a coach who uses music – specifically Hip Hop – to help his students and clients develop self-awareness and confidence. We talked about how music influences our moods and what got him into the Hip Hop culture in the first place (among other things). You can find him at Hip Hop Culture Coaching (https://www.hiphopculturecoaching.com), if you’d like to learn more about the services he offers and the information he has to share.
In this first part of our conversation, we talked about:
- His introduction to Hip Hop music and its culture and why it drew him in as a teen (hint: think rebellion! 🙂 )
- How he uses the philosophy, the mindset and the sounds behind it to influence moods.
- How building a playlist of music like a DJ can make your day better
- An article he wrote about music influencing how people see the emotions on other people’s faces. (https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/my-motivation-mood-headphones-josu%C3%ABl-rogers-/)
- How a smile is contagious – and audible in your voice
- Neuro Linguistic Programming – how the words you use influence yourself and the person you’re speaking to
- How he applies it in his own coaching
- How he builds his workshops for students
- The tone of your voice and connecting with others in both voice over and music
- The tempo of music and whether or not faster means “happier” or something else
- How music can change the “feel” of a scene in a film (I also spoke about this extensively with John McClain in our interview, if that subject interests you – https://voiceoversandvocals.com/blog/casinos/interview-with-john-mcclain-part-1/ )
You can find more information on Josuël by locating him on LinkedIn at https://www.linkedin.com/in/josuelrogers/, on Instagram and Facebook as JosuelRogers & HipHopCultureCoaching, and you can find out about his own podcast by looking up The HipHop Minded Professional on any podcasting app you have available.
This episode was very skillfully made to sound beautiful by the talented Humberto Franco (http://www.humbertofranco.com/).