Keep ’em awake!
This is your weekly tip sheet for having maximum impact with your voice and in all your communication. A quick tip might just save your voice or get you through that important conversation. I welcome any comments or questions.
How do you hold interest when you have no help from your environment OR your topic? Here are 3 techniques that will turn your presentation from boring to bravo!
1. Vary the pace: Keep your overall pace between 140-160 words per minute so that people can follow you, but speed up or slow down for interest.
2. Vary the cadence: Ending sentences consistently open or closed is boring. Make definitive statements, but also ask questions and invite response. Try allowing for space, too! Silence is golden.
3. Vary the pitch: Varying pitch creates interest in the ear of the listener. If you have a low voice, raise it in pitch from time to time for emphasis. If your voice is high, bring it down when you make a definitive statement.
For more on this topic,
On this blog, 9 Ways to make your topic sound exciting
From Six Minutes, Electrify Your Audience with a Shocking Speech Opening
On Angela DiFinis’ blog, guest post by Ian Griffin, A Corporate Speechwriter’s Halloween Tour of Medieval England