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Voice Modulation

It's when you are able to control your voice to the highs and lows and be able to make it a little more dramatic so that you catch the attention of the audience.

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Voice Modulation

It's when you are able to control your voice to the highs and lows and be able to make it a little more dramatic so that you catch the attention of the audience.

An audience judges the speaker...

... in the initial one and a half minute to know whether they are going to listen to him/her any further or not.

This leaves you with a small time span in which you are supposed to grab the attention of the audience.

Vital Tips on Voice Modulation

  • Be Loud and Clear without shouting. Don't let your voice creak while being loud.
  • Practise Variation. Variation in your tone can convey your expressions.
  • Stress on Powerful Words. You can take effective pauses, stress on a certain set of words, which will help your speech sound more interactive.
  • Create a Crowd-Pleasing Speech. Connect with the audience from the start. Use tools like humour, story and experiences to attract the crowd.
  • Effective pauses build curiosity in the minds of the people listening to you.
  • Avoid Ahs and Uhms. To avoid such fillers, practise speaking a lot.
  • Sound Enthusiastic and Confident.  Do not sound lousy, monotonous or use the same variation of tone in your speech. Display enthusiasm in your words.

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Voice Modulation

You modulate your voice when you change pitch, like when your voice goes up at the end of a question. 
Just like with music, its rhythm and tone can convey a meaning that may be diff...

Use Voice Modulation to Improve Your Speaking Voice
  • If you want your audience to quiet down, to be calm or to perhaps hang on your every word, speak more quietly.
  • f you want to rile up your audience, speak with a stronger voice. You can also use volume to convey your passion.
  • Try not to speak too quickly. Most audiences will have trouble following along. Instead, speak at a moderate pace. Slowing down your speech even more will emphasize each word.
Working With Microphones

Microphones just make any speaking mistakes or tics louder and easier for your audience to detect.

Practice speaking with a microphone before your performance and record your speech. This will help you detect words you have pronounced too loudly and times when hard consonants have caused feedback with the sound system.
Lesson 1: Practice, practice, practice

Leading up to the big speech at the end of the film, King George and his coach rehearsed over and over again–out loud!

You have to practice out loud to get a feel for how the words wil...

Lesson 2: Beware of speaker envy

King George likely couldn’t help but feel he would never measure up to the likes of legendary orator Winston Churchill.

Have faith in your voice. The key is to develop one’s own style, also known as your “authentic voice.” That “authentic voice” will connect well with an audience.

Lesson 3: Determination conquers all

King George VI’s success was assured as soon as he made the decision to work hard to become a more effective speaker.

One of the most important keys to improving is simple determination. If you’re serious about improving, you must speak regularly – at least once a week.

Breathe

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 ai...

Pace yourself

Get into a relaxed rhythm

  • Notice your pace next time you walk–what feels comfortable?
  • Let your speaking connect with your walking, and notice how your sentence structure changes. 
  • Pay attention to when you pause and what patterns naturally emerge when you let your movement drive your sentence structure.
Move from your center

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.

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Public speaking key points
  • Acoustics are the most important part of a speech delivery . Keep your voice clear and consistent to keep you audience engaged.
  • Content is crucial. Well thought out content with good articulation is essential for a great speech.
  • The best speeches are emotional, because they are powerful. Communicate anger, sadness, love, joy or excitement, in a meaningful, authentic and impactful way.
Charismatic leaders
Charismatic leaders

Charismatic leaders bring out our best and make us excel. Research shows that those following charismatic leaders perform better, find their work more meaningful, and have more trust in their l...

To master the art of personal magnetism
  • Speak slowly. Visualize the slow, emphatic tone of a judge delivering a verdict.
  • Pause. Those who show confidence often pause for a second or two between sentences.
  • Drop intonation. Lowering the tone of your voice at the end of a sentence sounds confident. You can even lower your intonation midsentence.
  • Check your breathing. Try not to breathe through your mouth as it can make you sound breathless and anxious. Instead, inhale and exhale through your nose.
  • Smile. Smiling projects more warmth in your voice. It's even worth doing when on the phone.
The high imagery speech

The use of imagery increases charisma.

Research shows that a high imagery speech resulted in higher ratings of charisma that a low imagery speech.

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What makes Obama's speeches memorable
  1. Transcendence. By using concrete and tangible language, he can transport audiences to another place and actually paint a portrait that they can see in their minds’ eye.
  2. Repet...
Uhh... Umm...

The 'Uhs' and 'Ums' we naturally utter while speaking, or giving a speech, are generally considered to be a flaw, and a person who makes a lot of these pauses while giving a speech is generally con...

Our Brain's Spinning Noise

Disfluencies occur naturally when a speaker is processing thought while speaking a sentence, talking and thinking at the same time. The speaker can take slightly longer to find the correct phrase or word and says 'uhh'. This can also drum up the next words, making the listeners remember them.

Natural Sounding Artificial Intelligence

The attempt to remove disfluencies from public speaking is in effect 'robotizing' human beings, who unconsciously display their wisdom, intellect, and complex thinking by naturally using the pauses in their speeches.

Ironically, synthesized voice systems and Artificial Intelligence assistants are now beginning to insert disfluencies in their artificial speech, to sound warm and human-like to the listener.

You get judged by your voice
You get judged by your voice
  • Speakers with higher-pitched voices are judged to be less truthful, less emphatic, less potent and more nervous.
  • Slower-talking speakers are judged to be less truthful, l...
Even when the content is the same...
  • A woman's voice is more trusted when speaking about relationships.
  • A forceful male's voice is more liked than a forceful female's voice.
The male voice
  • Men with deeper voices are rated as more attractive.
  • Men with deeper voices have more kids.
  • Men subconsciously know the connection between voice and dominance. When they feel powerful in a group they deepen their voice and when they feel weak they raise it, unknowingly.
Listening requires mental work
We mistake listening as easy because it looks passive and instinctive, but in reality it’s hard work. Really listening (and not just appearing to listen) re...
Mistakes we make in conversations
Our general tendency is to:
  • Evaluate: We judge what someone is saying and agree or disagree.
  • Probe: We ask questions from our own frame of reference.
  • Advise: We give counsel, advice, and solutions to problems.
  • Interpret: We analyze others' motives and behaviors based on our own experiences.
What makes a great listener
  • Asking great questions;
  • Playing attention to the nonverbal communication;
  • Forgoing taking detailed notes to pay better attention;
  • Listening with the intent to understand, not the intent to respond;
  • Making people feel heard;
  • Following up on what matters.

One of the most common problems in writing a speech is not having a good structure. A speech with bad structure is weak and ineffective. Consider structure as the backbone of your speech

Write a Well-structured Speech
  1. Don't write without a plan. Think, research and brainstorm of what central idea will be in your speech and the topics and hooks you will integrate.
  2. Begin with the end in mind. Ask yourself what would be the message you want to retain to your audience to make the writing easier.
  3. Divide and conquer by breaking down the general message into smaller. It will be easier for you to write and the audience will not have a hard time understanding the theme.
  4. Read and rewrite the speech, then repeat. The most important in every speech is having a smooth flow so that people could follow to where you're going