Voice care #3: acoustics

Speak Schmeak

Have you ever thought about the acoustics in a room where you're speaking? We mostly look at the size of the room and the configuration of seating when determining how much we'll need to project or whether we'll need amplification. More from the Voice Academy !

How Room Design May Affect Your Presentation

Pro Humorist

The article suggests that rooms with low ceilings might foster detailed thinking, whereas rooms with high ceilings may allow people to create loftier, more abstract ideas. What might be interesting is to see the affect that rooms with these particular features affects groups in break-out sessions. If you want your groups to have free-flowing ideas then rooms with higher ceilings may be of benefit.

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How Room Design May Affect Your Presentation

Pro Humorist

The article suggests that rooms with low ceilings might foster detailed thinking, whereas rooms with high ceilings may allow people to create loftier, more abstract ideas. What might be interesting is to see the affect that rooms with these particular features affects groups in break-out sessions. If you want your groups to have free-flowing ideas then rooms with higher ceilings may be of benefit.

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How Room Design May Affect Your Presentation

Pro Humorist

The article suggests that rooms with low ceilings might foster detailed thinking, whereas rooms with high ceilings may allow people to create loftier, more abstract ideas. What might be interesting is to see the affect that rooms with these particular features affects groups in break-out sessions. If you want your groups to have free-flowing ideas then rooms with higher ceilings may be of benefit.

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Famous Speech Friday: Virginia Woolf's 'Room of One's Own' lectures

The Eloquent Woman

Millions of writers claim inspiration from Virginia Woolf's 1929 A Room of One's Own , a short book of long essays about the challenges women writers face because of their lack of education and financial independence.

Use the microphone when you present

Executive Speech Coach

Sunday, December 20, 2009 Use the microphone when you present Use the microphone: If there are more than 40 people in the room. If it is a large room. If the room has bad acoustics.

Strange speaking venues, part 1

Speaker Confessions

Hanselman explains what you’re seeing here: They’ve used curtains to build up a “room&# on the bleachers of this part of the stadium. That acts as an overflow room, and there’s people sitting out there also. Tags: venues / rooms

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10 Ways Public Speakers Should Be Like Santa Claus

Manner of Speaking

Arrive early and check out the acoustics, especially if you are speaking to a large audience. Have someone stand at the back of the room to let you know how you sound. Prepare thoroughly. Santa spends most of the year getting ready for his one big night. When he takes off in his sleigh, there’s no turning back. Similarly, when you step on that stage, be sure that you know your material. Don’t be afraid to ask for help.

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10 Ways Public Speakers Should Be Like Santa Claus

Manner of Speaking

Arrive early and check out the acoustics, especially if you are speaking to a large audience. Have someone stand at the back of the room to let you know how you sound. Prepare thoroughly. Santa spends most of the year getting ready for his one big night. When he takes off in his sleigh, there’s no turning back. Similarly, when you step on that stage, be sure that you know your material. Don’t be afraid to ask for help.

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Make a big space more intimate

Speak Schmeak

"In the boom, in the 80s, of comedy clubs, all these entrepreneurs were putting together these rooms with these high ceilings and 'Hey, look at this great comedy room!' Not one thread of soft furnishing in the entire room, a high ceiling and a glass-topped table in a large boardroom.

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10 Ways Public Speakers Should Be Like Santa Claus

Manner of Speaking

Arrive early and check out the acoustics, especially if you are speaking to a large audience. Have someone stand at the back of the room to let you know how you sound. Prepare thoroughly. Santa spends most of the year getting ready for his one big night. When he takes off in his sleigh, there’s no turning back. Similarly, when you step on that stage, be sure that you know your material. Don’t be afraid to ask for help.

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Make a big space more intimate

Speak Schmeak

"In the boom, in the 80s, of comedy clubs, all these entrepreneurs were putting together these rooms with these high ceilings and 'Hey, look at this great comedy room!' Not one thread of soft furnishing in the entire room, a high ceiling and a glass-topped table in a large boardroom.

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Use the Microphone

Executive Speech Coach

There are more than 40 people in the room. It is a large room. The room has bad acoustics. The speakers before you used the microphone. You are speaking for more than five minutes. You are soft spoken. You have something important to say. You want to play with your vocal nuances. If any of the above scenarios is true - Use the Microphone. Your audience will hear you better. Forget the macho “I don’t need a microphone” stuff. Use the Microphone.

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Healing vocal strain, part 1

Speak Schmeak

3) Breathe steam for 10 minutes at least 2 times day (long showers, steam-room, steam-inhaler gizmo or etc.; Voice care #3: Acoustics. Last Thursday, I did something really stupid. The five hours of coaching wasn't stupid, but I could feel my voice getting tired by the end of it.

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3 ways a microphone can contribute to your success as a speaker

Pivotal Public Speaking

It may be that there is machinery either within the room, like an air conditioner, or outside. It may be that there is another function or a noisy kitchen beside your room. Visit the room before your presentation if you can. Test the acoustics. For all sorts of reasons, speakers will decide not to use a microphone.

Healing vocal strain, part 1

Speak Schmeak

3) Breathe steam for 10 minutes at least 2 times day (long showers, steam-room, steam-inhaler gizmo or etc.; Voice care #3: Acoustics. Last Thursday, I did something really stupid. The five hours of coaching wasn't stupid, but I could feel my voice getting tired by the end of it.

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Bridging the Gap

Can You Hear Me Up the Back?

When you’re a presenter, you know you’re in trouble when you arrive to find a room where the audience needs the Hubble Space Telescope to pick up your distant signals. Another is to put ‘reserved’ signs on the back rows, which fills up the room from the front.

13 famous UK & European speeches by women in The Eloquent Woman Index

The Eloquent Woman

British author Virginia Woolf''s "A Room of One''s Own" lectures took place at Cambridge University in 1928 in an "acoustically dreadful" setting.

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Inside Voice: Candida Fink, MD, psychiatrist and author

The Eloquent Woman

I think I would want to speak to a medium size group – maybe 40-50 people, possibly more – parents and educators, in a comfortable room, to talk about how emotional and behavioral difficulties are developmental in nature.

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Speaking Season - 23 to 28 of 107

Speak and Deliver

Small audiences can be okay, but if they spread out throughout a large auditorium, this will sap much of the group dynamic out - that feeling that a lot of people all made the same decision to attend, and are excited - that validates everyone in the room.

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The Only Reason to Give A Speech in 2011

Public Speaking Advice and Commentary

Where you ended up more familiar with the number of acoustic tiles in the ceiling than the number of points in the outline of the speech? And she waits for a couple of seconds, making eye contact with at least one of the audience members on the right hand side of the room. After all, if you give a brilliant, inspiring, audience-centered presentation about those 3Q numbers, you will change the attitudes of your team in the room with you.

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