Use An Effective Voice When Speaking and Presenting
Would you believe that?
…People who have poor speaking voices – ones that do not project and are grating – are almost unaware of this?
…Being tall and strong does not guarantee you a deep rich resonant voice?
…Women, especially in the business world want to be heard and are sometimes at a disadvantage as others view their voice as shrill or with up speak?
…Most speakers are considered successful by not just what they say but how they say it?
Careless, mush-mouthed speech and unpleasant voices do not allow listeners to get your message.
People in meetings may not get heard because their voices are not loud or confident or dynamic enough.
Bright people may think the faster I talk, the more I can say and share and the more people will understand.
What makes people easy or interesting to listen to?
How do some sound confident and engaging?
Why do some voices grate and annoy?
If you would like to:
- Improve your voice quality
- Improve your voice projection
- Make it easier for listeners to hear you and hear your message
- Make your voice more powerful and confident
- Improve the way your voice feels after singing, presenting and talking for long periods
- Sharpen your articulation
- Learn ways to improve your breathing which will help your speech.
- Learn how to relax and open up your throat.
- Improve your pitch range and resonance.
- Eliminate vocal nodules, polyps and hoarseness and vocal fatigue.
The better orators produce fewer words per minute than the average. People like Bill Clinton, Barack Obama and even Jerry Seinfeld talk slower than the average speaker. They know that the focus is on the message being delivered than on themselves. The more engaging speaker believes in his/her own topic and really wants to convey his/her message to the listener. You will not find them mumbling, dropping off their words at the end of the sentence.
As they care about the message being delivered, the good speakers will use shorter phrases, a variety of loudness levels, good breathing and projection techniques and a good quality voice to communicate. The listener is hanging on his/her every word. A good speaker is not shouting at the audience nor pushing his voice or straining his voice. A louder voice will be used for effect and for short periods only. The mouth will be more open and moving more in order to project the words without pushing from the voice box. Pauses are a good friend of a public speaker. Crisp articulation and extended vowels help give the speaker more power in the voice.
Speech and voice therapy can help with making your voice more effective from those all-important speeches and presentations.
Give Sharon Cherniak a call to check out how you can make a difference today.