Voice care #3: acoustics

Speak Schmeak

Have you ever thought about the acoustics in a room where you're speaking? But there are other issues that can contribute to voice strain that we should pay attention to when we're researching our speaking venues. More from the Voice Academy !

Strange speaking venues, part 1

Speaker Confessions

I’ve given lectures in some strange places, but this venue is a new one. My main question is this: how can this not have awful acoustics? What’s the strangest venue you’ve spoken at? Tags: venues / rooms

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Being There, Before You’re There

Manner of Speaking

Recently, João posted photos of the speaking venue at the upcoming conference on the District 59 Spring Conference Facebook Page. Seasoned public speakers understand the importance of being familiar with the speaking venue prior to the actual event.

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Make a big space more intimate

Speak Schmeak

Anywhere that has the audience in tight, low ceiling and dirty.most Edinburgh venues." ~ Comedy Magician Pete Firman I recently wrote about speaking in a venue that was way too big for the audience. Tighten up the group Don't let the audience disperse themselves around a large venue.

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Make a big space more intimate

Speak Schmeak

Anywhere that has the audience in tight, low ceiling and dirty.most Edinburgh venues." ~ Comedy Magician Pete Firman I recently wrote about speaking in a venue that was way too big for the audience. Tighten up the group Don't let the audience disperse themselves around a large venue.

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

Pivotal Public Speaking

They are not confident that they know how to use it, they believe their audience will be able to hear them, they consider that they have projection skills, they have spoken in the venue before … and more. Test the acoustics. For all sorts of reasons, speakers will decide not to use a microphone.

Bridging the Gap

Can You Hear Me Up the Back?

U2, who know a thing or two about connecting with an audience, use a ‘B-stage’, a small, catwalk-style stage extension that takes them out into the middle of the audience when it’s time to play something acoustic and intimate.

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