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When you are giving a public speaking performance, it is often the additional details of your presentation that make the most impact. While it is important to be well prepared with your topic, it is also crucial to pay attention to your tone of voice. It has the potential to impact your speech and charm the audience, or it can make your presentation bland. To become more persuasive with your voice, you need to follow a few proven tips:

1. Slow Down The Pace A lot of public speakers with little experience feel very nervous when they stand in front of their audience. This often leads to them wanting to finish the public speech quickly, which shows in the way they speak – at a quick pace, with little pauses. This leads to a high pitch voice, which doesn’t command respect. It also messes up your breathing, making the situation even worse. Instead, you should be speaking slowly and clearly. It gives the audience a chance to assimilate what you are saying, essentially allowing you to get to them more easily and make everything you have to say more impactful.

2. Record Yourself and Listen To the Way You Sound Many public speakers fail to identify problems in their presentation simply because they don’t listen to the way they sound. It is rather simple to record yourself reading or talking and then to listen. This will give you an excellent idea of what your voice sounds like and how you can improve it. Pay special attention to your pronunciation, the pacing of your voice and your delivery. 3. Record your phone conversations This touches upon the previous point, but it is a good enough idea to warrant its own. By recording your phone conversations and listening to your side of them, you can hear the way you sound, the way you speak out the words and hear if they are making an impact with the other person.


4. Try out some voice exercises Think of your voice as a muscle. If you take the time to train it through some exercises, it will become stronger. Even if you think you have a weak voice, you too can become a powerful and confident speaker. Try this simple exercise. Find a short piece of poetry to memorise. Then, start reciting it whenever you get the chance. Imagine you are talking in front of a large group of people, on stage. Put as much emotion and energy into each word. That way, you will learn to use your voice in a way that effectively impacts people. 5. Work on your pauses Your speech gains power, not just your voice, but also from those moments when you remain silent and make a pause. The silences of the speech create a dramatic effect of sorts, which instantly affects the audience. Therefore, it makes sense to work on using pauses in your speeches and using your voice to build up to the moment when you pause. 6. Drink and eat well If you are energetic, so will be your voice. Thus, eating and drinking well before public speaking is very important. Now, don’t feast just before your presentation, but do eat lightly. This makes you alert during the speech. If you are about to give a long speech, eat foods high in protein, to give your brain the energy needed to deliver an impactful speech. Drink water, to keep your throat hydrated, to give your best voice. Focus on room temperature drinks, and not cold ones, to avoid the sore throat effect. Now that you know how to use your voice in the best possible manner, you will be able to deliver better speeches. Š Presence Training

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How Can You Improve Your Public Speaking Voice?  

Using your voice properly in your public speeches is essential for success. Find out some tips to do just that in this article by Presence T...

How Can You Improve Your Public Speaking Voice?  

Using your voice properly in your public speeches is essential for success. Find out some tips to do just that in this article by Presence T...

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