Tagged: vocal control

Why Pause When Speaking? 0

Why Pause When Speaking?

Pausing After An Important Idea Gives it Time to Penetrate  Whenever it rains the farmers hope for a nice slow rain which can soak deep into the ground.  They don’t want hard and fast...

The Power Of The Pause 0

The Power Of The Pause

PAUSE AND POWER The true business of the literary artist is to plait or weave his meaning, involving it around itself; so that each sentence, by successive phrases, shall first come into a kind...

Tempo in Public Speaking 0

Tempo in Public Speaking

Change of Tempo Produces Emphasis Any big change of tempo is emphatic and will catch the attention. You may scarcely be conscious that a passenger train is moving when it is flying over the...

A Change Of Pace 0

A Change Of Pace

EFFICIENCY THROUGH CHANGE OF PACE Hear how he clears the points o’ Faith Wi’ rattlin’ an’ thumpin’! Now meekly calm, now wild in wrath, He’s stampin’ an’ he’s jumpin’. —Robert Burns, Holy Fair. The...

Pitch Perfect 0

Pitch Perfect

Continual Change of Pitch is Nature’s Highest Method In our search for the principles of efficiency we must continually go back to nature. Listen—really listen—to the birds sing. Which of these feathered tribes are...

Pitching Your Speech 0

Pitching Your Speech

I’m not talking about marketing here, but the pitch that you use in your speech.  Do you remember the music teacher using a special instrument (known as a pitch pipe)to ensure that everyone was...

Emphasis in Public Speaking 0

Emphasis in Public Speaking

There are no steel-riveted rules of emphasis. It is not always possible to designate which word must, and which must not be emphasized. One speaker will put one interpretation on a speech, another speaker...

Master the Mechanics 0

Master the Mechanics

When you have mastered the mechanics of speech you will no longer be troubled with monotony. The complete knowledge of the principles and the ability to apply them will give you great variety in...

Monotony – Are You Guilty? 0

Monotony – Are You Guilty?

Our English has changed with the years so that many words now connote more than they did originally. This is true of the word monotonous. From “having but one tone,” it has come to...

Be In Control of Your Audience 0

Be In Control of Your Audience

Assume Mastery Over Your Audience In public speech, as in electricity, there is a positive and a negative force. Either you or your audience are going to possess the positive factor. If you assume...