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PVLEGS in Public Speaking (Voice)

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Martina McKoy

on 10 February 2013

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Transcript of PVLEGS in Public Speaking (Voice)

photo credit Nasa / Goddard Space Flight Center / Reto Stöckli The core of public speaking PVLEGS Why should I be concerned about voice? Speech is like a good conversation magnified.

Every person has their own speaking voice.

It is your task to find the balance that works best for your speeches. Volume Volume is an important part of voice.

Questions to ask:
Can everyone comfortably hear what you are saying?
Is the volume just right for the speaking space?
Does your voice carry to the back corners?
Are you speaking too loud? Are you speaking too softly?
Enunciation The audience needs to hear EVERY word in your speech.

Complete vocal exercises to build these skills.

Avoid slang and dialect unless it is for rhetorical effect.
Odd Vocal Patterns Avoid sounding like every sentence is a question.

Avoid losing the power in your voice at the end of your sentence.

Even with control over your voice...content is key! Pitch For your speeches, decide which words deserve a higher volume and which words need a lower volume.

Remember, the volume determines the emotions. Let's practice! There are several things to consider. First, do you really feel ready to compete? Second, do you have a game plan you believe in? Third, are you prepared to accept the possibility of defeat? Once you have mentally prepared yourself, only one question should enter your mind: do you want to open with rock, paper, or scissors?
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