Vocal power can help in getting across oyur ideas and concepts in public speaking as well as conversation.
Forming a habit of taking a few very deep breaths every day will promote a speaker’s vocal power. Force by itself, or loud speaking, is not good of course except if it suits the event. Sometimes a whisper will be more successful than a shout, but each speaking voice ought to have what is oftentimes referred to as vocal “presence.” That is, a speaker’s voice should tag him as being a real person, one who has sufficient spirit and force in his speaking to generate attention.
A great demonstration of vocal presence can be seen in the recorded voice of a radio announcer at the Greyhound Bus station in Chicago. This man announces the arrival and departure of numerous buses. When he says, “May I have your attention please?” the listener hears a friendly, yet powerful voice which immediately grabs his attention and holds it. Occasionally someone may add an announcement in rather weak, non-committal tones. The contrast is vivid, highlighting the value of voice presence.
Each day everybody has numerous chances to participate in public speaking because each and every conversation is, in a way, a speech. Why not make your daily conversations vital, vivid, and realistic? When you speak with one individual or to groups of people color your words and phrases and concepts so that they will appeal to hearers’ natural senses. Make your word pictures so vivid an audience can feel, hear, and see them as plainly as a talking picture on the wall and you’ll be a fascinating, persuasive speaker.
Being able to have vocal presence and to speak with confidence in public speaking and conversation is something anyone can achieve if they want to do. Click on speaking with confidence to find out more.