Use the microphone when you present

Executive Speech Coach

If the room has bad acoustics. Naturally you will need to practice with a microphone to use it right. It is a tool and all tools require knowledge, skills and practice for best results. Practical tips to help you deliver more effective.

Speaking science: The sounds of sadness

The Eloquent Woman

Human speech and music seem to share an “acoustic code” when it comes to conveying sadness , according to an intriguing new study by Tufts University psychologists. Speakers can “certainly learn to control the acoustic features of their voice, even the pitch patterns,” says Curtis. “It

10 Ways Public Speakers Should Be Like Santa Claus

Manner of Speaking

Likewise, you can (and should) seek support from others: brainstorm ideas with colleagues for that big corporate presentation; practice your speech in front of friends and family; seek feedback from your Toastmasters club; arrive at the event early and meet the technicians. Practice breathing deeply to give your voice resonance. If you have a soft voice, practice speaking in different tones and at different volumes to extend your vocal range. Prepare thoroughly.

2011 216

10 Ways Public Speakers Should Be Like Santa Claus

Manner of Speaking

Likewise, you can (and should) seek support from others: brainstorm ideas with colleagues for that big corporate presentation; practice your speech in front of friends and family; seek feedback from your Toastmasters club; arrive at the event early and meet the technicians. Practice breathing deeply to give your voice resonance. If you have a soft voice, practice speaking in different tones and at different volumes to extend your vocal range. Prepare thoroughly.

2011 210

10 Ways Public Speakers Should Be Like Santa Claus

Manner of Speaking

Likewise, you can (and should) seek support from others: brainstorm ideas with colleagues for that big corporate presentation; practice your speech in front of friends and family; seek feedback from your Toastmasters club; arrive at the event early and meet the technicians. Practice breathing deeply to give your voice resonance. If you have a soft voice, practice speaking in different tones and at different volumes to extend your vocal range. Prepare thoroughly.

2011 150

The Eloquent Woman: A blog on women and public speaking: The joke-teller's memory problem

The Eloquent Woman

From an acoustical perspective, music is an overstructured language, which the brain invented and which the brain loves to hear.” If you're going to use a joke, you need to practice it again and again and again to ensure you'll recall all the details that make it sing.

What guitar lessons are teaching me about public speaking--and training

The Eloquent Woman

The speaker's got a heightened awareness of any mistakes she makes, especially if she's nervous or not as practiced at it. Case in point: I predicted for Leah that I wouldn't be able to handle a dreadnought, the largest acoustic guitar, but it's what I own now.

2010 83