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The Power of Vocal Variety

The Power of Vocal VarietyNo one wants to listen to a presentation delivered in a monotone. Tone, pitch and volume all convey meaning … and they help keep the audience engaged. That’s the power of vocal variety.

But, like all powers, vocal variety is a tool that can be used to both make your presentation more powerful … or just plane confusing. It is the finesse with which you use vocal variety that can make or break your speech.

Use too little and your audience falls asleep.

Use too much and your audience wants to run away from you!

Here are some tips for making vocal variety work for you:

Volume:
How loudly or softly you say things adds emphasis. For example, when you suddenly say something louder than the rest of your presentation, you wake up the audience. You startle them into paying attention.

Lower your volume and you make them lean in toward you to take it all in. Lowering volume can also have a calming effect.
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Vocal Variety – Spice of the Speech

vocal varietyIt has been shown that we are more likely to be affected by voice of a speaker than by the words spoken. It is how the speech is delivered, rather than what is said, this is most important.

There are five basic ways you can vary your voice when you speak. The variables are volume, pitch, rate, quality and character. Let’s cover these individually.

Volume.
How loudly or softly you say your words makes a difference in the emotion or impact of those words. For example, if I was to say, “I am very angry” with a soft voice, I’m not as likely to give you the impression that I’m angry, as I would if I said the same thing loudly.
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