A comfortable speaking pace to listen to is about 120 words per minute. When we’re nervous or excited, we tend to speak faster. While a faster pace can come across as enthusiastic, speaking too quickly can be very challenging for your audience to listen to. If you speak too fast, your audience may stop listening or miss your point. Especially if your audience does not speak your "language."
Get performance ready with this simple warm-up routine. You wouldn’t launch into an intensive work-out session at the gym without doing a gentle warm up first, would you? We all know that if we don’t warm up our body before we use it, we are likely to injure ourselves. So why don’t we do… Continue reading Get Performance Ready!
Nobody wants to listen to a robotic, monotonous voice. It's boring, unconvincing and, frankly, difficult to listen to for any length of time. As much as 38% of our message is relayed by our voice, according to research undertaken by Dr. Albert Mehrabian, a UCLA professor and researcher. That means that how we speak has… Continue reading Colour your voice with the 4 Ps: Pitch, Pace, Power, Pause
How to use children's stories to bring variety to your speaking voice.