When speakers get nervous, they often compress their sound. And mumbling sounds make it difficult for the audience to understand what you’re saying.
The key is to focus on stretching out your vowels, slurring your sounds together. By focusing on stretching out your vowels, you’ll sound sharp and clear.
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Whether you gasp or sigh, your listeners will notice the breath you take before you speak.
Focus on the exhale. Think about controlling your breath like taking a sip of air–the less air you have to hold, the less sound you’ll make when you breathe.
To control nervous gestures, you have to add more by moving from your core–not just your arms.
Allow your full energy to flow through your entire body - it will make you appear calm and collected on the outside, regardless of what you’re feeling on the inside.
Get into a relaxed rhythm.
Try this breathing technique first thing in the morning. It can help minimize muscle tension throughout the entire day.
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