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Voice As An Instrument To Engage

April 05, 2012 | Comments: 0 | Views: 72

This voice coach says "start using your voice as an instrument to engage, get pitch perfect now".

Try to imagine this: you've just arrived at a musical concert. You wait to be entertained by the musician. The pianist arrives on stage and starts to play. But he starts playing by using only two notes - C D! You wonder what's going on, you're definitely disappointed and you then tune out - frustrated!

If you want to engage an audience when you speak the same principle applies - you need to think of your voice as an instrument and you need to use your range of notes (pitch range) to connect with your audience. If you don't, you will simply bore the pants off our listener!

Using pitch range is necessary to get the audience to sit up and listen. So firstly, how do we hear the pitch range (notes) in our voice?

Simply, start at your lowest note and just like a scale of a piano, hum gently and slowly up your vocal scale - the notes should be getting higher and higher! Give it a go. This is easier to explain by doing than writing!

How do you use your pitch range - how do you make your voice an instrument?

I always think it's useful to firstly think about the meaning of your message. What do you want the audience to think about and feel? Once you decide on this, the emotion in your voice (be it interest, positivity etc.) will follow. Pitch variety will follow once you are really thinking about, and connected to your message.

If you are still struggling with this here are some ways to vary pitch. Going from low pitch to high pitch when stating contrasts. Build up your pitch in steps to build momentum.

Remember through:

A sustained period of high pitch can sometimes put people on edge or it can motivate them. It can also indicate sarcasm or light heartedness.

A sustained period of lower pitch can soothe, indicate seriousness or bore!

Voice coaches, believe "keeping the group number small works so well", it gives lots of opportunity to:

• allow attendees plenty of opportunity to practice new techniques, • give constructive feedback to everyone, • hold discussions on relevant topics, • and ultimately, address everyone's needs,

People attend the public speaking course for a variety of reasons. Whether it's building confidence when speaking in public or learning techniques to have greater vocal impact in day to day communications, we believe the same principles apply.

To find more about simple and effective ways to improve your public speaking skills please visit: public speaking blog

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