Interview with Olivia Mitchell

Duarte Blog

Recently I had a chance to sit down with Olivia Mitchell, the sole blogger for Speaking About Presenting , and one half of the presentation coaching team at Effective Speaking , based in Wellington, New Zealand. I was just totally shy, not wanting to even speak up in a meeting. Speaking in front of a group? Although, now I would say I learned how to build my confidence by repeated exposure—just speaking, and speaking, and speaking.

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Six Elements of Vocal Variety and How to Master Them Part 1- Volume

Inter-Activ Presenting and Influencing

Vocal variety is just one of nine key components of effective speaking, but it is often ignored or misunderstood. “A carefully crafted speech can be ruined by a dull vocal delivery.” ” As its name suggests, the term vocal variety relates to the way you speak and can be broken down into several elements including: Volume (Loudness). Common speaking volume errors. Speaking too quietly. Speaking too loudly. What is Vocal Variety?

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