Let Your Public Speaking Voice Be Heard

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Continuing on my theme of your public speaking voice.  Speak up and out to be heard by all your audience. Get your public speaking voice heard.

Move your lips as you talk. Few people have lazy lips in the moonlight, but speaking seems to be different! Speak up and out — probably about twice as loudly as you would in a personal conversation. When you speak in public, some of your listeners will be further away from you than a friend in s. personal conversation would be. They must hear every word you say.

Prevent Your Public Speaking Voice Sounding The Same

In addition to having sufficient force or volume a speaker’s tones should vary in pitch and inflection to correspond naturally with the thoughts and feelings he expresses. Sameness of tone induces monotony. In fact sameness of almost anything may be¬come boring.
For instance, a motorist, after driving .for several days over mountain roads, exclaimed, “I hope I never see another mountain!” But later, after traveling many scorchy miles through deserts, the same motorist sighed, “Oh, how I’d like to feel a cool mountain breeze again.”
Similarly, audiences like for speakers to put some “hills and Valleys” in their speaking. When speakers say everything at about the same pitch level, without shifting vocal gears, their voices become monotonous and tiresome.
Imagine a song being sung on one note only — la — la— la — la.” Would it ever make the hit parade?
Picture a speaker then, going la —la —la —la for an hour, or even half an hour. Could anyone blame people in his audience for silently screaming for some “hills and valleys?”

In summary, the two public speaking voice tips presented here are make sure you can be heard and don’t speak in a boring monotone voice.

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