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Tips on Voice Modulation When Doing Public Speaking

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.

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Tips on Voice Modulation When Doing Public Speaking

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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 different than the literal interpretation of your words.

Being able to modulate your voice correctly is a powerful tool.

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.

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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.

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.
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.

Practice and Prepare

Nervousness is normal. But don't associate these feelings with the sense that you will perform poorly or make a fool of yourself.

The best way to overcome this nervousness is to prepa...

Know Your Audience

Your speech is about them, not you. Learn as much about your listeners as you can. This will help you determine your choice of words, level of information, organization pattern, and motivational statement.

Organize Your Material

And do it in the most effective manner. Write down the topic, the general purpose, specific purpose, central idea, and main points. Make sure to grab the audience’s attention in the first 30 seconds.

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