Your Speaking Voice - don't allow your habitual voice to get in the way of your next presentation
When it comes to public speaking, it never ceases to amaze me how many people profess a desire to improve their presentation skills, learn how to create their material or script properly, and work on their delivery skills, yet never concern themselves with the sound of their speaking voice. In any form of communication, your speaking voice is the vehicle for your words.
Could your voice use some work?
If you would like to improve the vehicle, I suggest the following 5 tips:
1. Learn to breathe with the support of your diaphragm
I know; I know. What does breathing have to do with your speaking voice? Everything. If you learn to breathe properly, you will not only discover the best means of controlling your nervousness in any form of public speaking, but you will never experience breathlessness again. And, if you have any desire to find your 'real' voice, it will not happen unless you are breathing in this manner and speaking at your...