Are you a storyteller on stage? Do you want to engage and inspire your audience in a comfortable and natural way? The great news is that you have one of the essential tools to accomplish this already!
But how? Ah, there are a variety of ways you can use your voice to tell your stories in an appealing and impactful way. Let's explore these in this series.
When you're "on", your presentation is a story that flows along a melody. The audience is responding and receiving your main message. You feel great because you connected with them. They feel great because they connected with you.
There are a lot of ways to help improve a presentation, but like learning anything, I like to reduce the concept count to focus on one area at a time. Reducing the concept to one thing, such as voice, allows me to improve in that area for each upcoming presentation with being distracted with 100 things to ponder.
Let's focus on your voice. This series of posts that I'm sharing will explain some of the ways I have learned from various coaches and training that have helped me improve how well my presentations land.
Are you dramatically pausing like Captain Kirk or are you speaking as fast as a legal disclaimer in a radio commercial? How high or low do you talk when presenting Do you have a whispering or a booming voice? Do you accentuate critical words and phrases?
If any of these intrigue you, I hope you'll enjoy the upcoming posts (in no particular order):
I'll update these links as I publish them.
I hope you find value in these!