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

Inter-Activ Presenting and Influencing

” “The human voice is capable of producing a broad range of intensity from a faint whisper to an ear-splitting scream, but most people only use a small part of that range.” ” Let’s say we measured this vocal range on a scale of 1-10 where 1 is a whisper, and 10 is the loudest roar you could produce. What is Vocal Variety? Vocal variety is just one of nine key components of effective speaking, but it is often ignored or misunderstood.

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Guest Blog: A Corporate Speechwriter’s Halloween Tour of Medieval England

DeFinis Communications

While Barons and Knights give measured advice the Fool whispers in the King’s ear “That’s boring. A veteran speechwriter and executive communications specialist, Ian Griffin helps CEOs and senior managers develop strategic messaging and content for presentations to audiences worldwide. He is Past-President of the Northern California Chapter of the National Speakers Association and an active member of Toastmasters.

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Observational Humor — Case Study #78

Humor Power

I delivered I’m OK in a whisper, mouthing the words, and gestured a large O with my free right arm. Back then they didn’t measure the length of the laughter. Here’s another Observational Humor Monologue with an analysis of what makes the humor tick. THE SET-UP (What was said and what happened during the meeting before the monologue was presented.). The emcee of the evening was introduced by the club President.

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Interview w/Ian Tyson: comedian & motivational speaker

Speaker Confessions

You have to measure the reaction from a listener and see if you have kept them engaged and had a satisfying ending as well. I am standing mid-stage, “saying just a second, we’ll try that again&# and then the teacher walks out and whispers in my ear “It’s not going to work&# , so I made a joke of it and told abbreviated version of the other bits sans-music. Ian is a long time public speaker who speaks frequently to very tough crowds: high school students.

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Rhetoric and imagery in President Obama’s inauguration speech

Max Atkinson

Less measurable but no less profound is a sapping of confidence across our land - a nagging fear that America's decline is inevitable, and that the next generation must lower its sights. Contrast between measurable and not so measurable. They have something to tell us today, just as the fallen heroes who lie in Arlington whisper through the ages.

How to Present While People are Twittering | Pistachio

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People used to whisper to each other or pass hand-scribbled notes during presentations. We’re used to having eye contact with our audience and using that eye contact and audience reaction to measure how well we’re engaging the audience. Mike Ashworth February 23, 2009 personally i believe that to constantly twitter (or talk, or text, or whisper) during a presentation (or meeting for that case) is rude. And for me, measuring outcomes. Pistachio Micro sharing.

Five Ways to Speak Like Obama | BNET

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He said that, yes, the clips of Reverend Wright on YouTube make him look terrible , but, no, that’s not the full measure of the man. First, / whisper it, / breathing / at all the breath marks. His best quality is his calm and measured tone, which projects both confidence and self-control. um, to be very specific: very, very, very spoilt Americans who dont have a clue what time it is or understand that tough measures are required for tough times.

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