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VOICE

Using the Voice to communicate
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Geraldine Refareal

on 15 January 2013

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Transcript of VOICE

V O I C E Using the Voice to Communicate Factors Influencing your voice Personal Physical Make-up Psychological Factors Past and Present Environments Regional Differences “Your voice is affected by your reactions to particular communication situations” Voice Production Respiration Phonation Resonation Articulation Aspects of Voice Usage Volume How loud; vary volume to sound more dynamic Pitch How high or low; vary pitch to add color to your delivery Rate how fast; slow down at important points (main ideas) process by which air is pushed through the vocal cords, which then vibrate to produce sound responsible for the enrichment and amplification of the voice modify sound in the form of distinct speech Characteristics of an Effective Voice Fluency Produced by general tempo suited to the occasion, message or the speaker. Flexibility Proper use of aspects of voice such as pitch, rate, volume and quality enhances meaning and mood to be conveyed. Audibility Effective use of force and need for vocal projection;
Improve breath control and projection. Pleasantness Associated with speakers appearance, likeability and personality. Pronunciation describes the combinations of vowels, consonants, syllables, and accents that a speaker chooses to emphasize a certain word Articulation Dialect process of forming meaningful oral symbols through the manipulation of the oral symbols Games! The Physiology of Speech Quality - refers to the timbre of the voice, a characteristic that distinguishes one voice from another.
- thin, strident, nasal and breathy voices sound unpleasant and is a result of poor phonation Pauses - adds color, expression, and feeling to a speech

- proper pausing communicates self-confidence Emphasis - different ways of saying something, depending on how they are said together with a nonverbal behaviour

- can be achieved by some techniques like changing the volume of your voice, varying your pitch, changing your rate at which you speak

- it also comes naturally when you speak with emotions Variety - varying your rate, pitch, volume and pauses as you deliver your speech voice producing mechanisms! mechanism of articulation! clavicular and diaphragmatic breathing! a regional variety of language distinguished by features of vocabulary, grammar, and pronunciation from other regional varieties and constituting together with them a single language. “No dialect is inherently better or worse than any other” Be cautious in using a dialect to avoid trouble/ misunderstanding. * Tongue
* Soft and hard palates
* Teeth
* Gums
* Lips
* Jaws Pronunciation is not the same as articulation *substitutions, *omissions,
*prolonging of the letter s,
*adding vowels before the letter s * Organic causes
* Social conditioning
* Physical problems
* Nervous tension “If you have a sloppy articulation, work on identifying and eliminating your common errors through practice. The results will be worth it as your speeches will be more intelligible.”
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