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. ” 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. Speaking at a constant volume. Tips for softly spoken speakers: Give yourself permission to speak louder.

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