The most important part of every public speaker is their voice. You must develop your voice as a finely tuned instrument.
Speaker Skills will teach you to
• speak from your diaphragm
• vary your tone and pitch
• make your voice strong enough to be heard in the back of the room without a microphone
• play around with your voice and learn how to use it for dramatic effect
Don’t ABUSE your Voice by doing these ABUSIVE HABITS
• Coughing and habitual throat clearing
• Screaming and shouting
• Trying to speak above musical instruments
• Speaking in noisy environments ie. at
patios, in cars or buses, over noisy office
machinery or heavy equipment motors
• drink some water
• take a moment to relax your throat and when you are ready to speak let your voice rise naturally above any sensation of obstruction
• use non-vocal sounds, noise or instruments to attract attention from a distance
Never hold your breath while speaking, use your breath. Take your voice for a ride on your air. The magic of your voice is in the inner rhythm of your breathing.
Learn how to support your sound on your breath and you will be able to experience
the freedom of awakening your voice to its full capacity.
Bette Elly Klimitz