Learning how to bring more emotion to your voice is a tip to take into consideration when delivering a speech, oral presentation or engaging in public speaking. It’s easier than you think and it can really make a difference because it’s not what you say, but how you say it.
Check out this video done by Earl from Vocal Power, in this particular video tutorial Earl offers some tips and visualization exercises that you can practice at home to help you learn how to bring more emotion to your voice. Not only are these exercises easy, but they teach you how to avoid speaking in monotone.
It is important to learn how to use emotion in your voice during an oral presentation so as not to bore your audience!
“Hi, there and welcome to Vocal Power.
I’m Earl Sky and today I want to talk to you about getting the emotion out of your voice. Taking your voice to the next level, instead of speaking monotone like this.
What am I going to speak about today? I have no idea whatsoever, but if you speak like that you will not draw people’s attention. You won’t keep them interested. Monotone is boring.
So how do we take your voice to the next level?
How do we put emotion into your voice?
Simple and Easy.
1. Visualize what you’re going to say before you say it.
For example, if you are telling a story about bad weather think about what does bad weather looks and sounds like?
You could just say: it’s cold and snowing outside. No emotion. (Monotone and boring)
It’s cold and it’s freezing outside. There’s your emotion (emphasis on the freezing, not monotone, not boring)
To visualize, then open your mouth.
Visualization exercise to practice at home.
A great exercise to help you visualize before you speak is reading a children’s book aloud.
Think about it:
Winnie the Pooh, Ior and Tigger are hopping through the forest. All of a sudden they found a tree! It was a magic tree.
If you practice reading children’s books and have fun with it, it’ll take your voice to the next level and hopefully down the line when you have to give a speech the emotion transfer will occur.
Again, visualize it first then open your mouth.”
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