Voice tips from a professional voice coach.
If you are giving a presentation – 38% of your communication is vocal.
Common problems in vocal delivery during a presentation include the voice sounding;
Here are some basic tips from a Professional Voice coach that may help you to improve your vocal delivery.
Before giving your presentation:
Be well prepared and rehearsed – write out your text in full, reduce to note format. Rehearse your speech aloud making eye contact with your audience.
Look after your voice! – Drink plenty of water the night before – avoid red wine cheese and anything with caffeine.
On the day:
Remember to breathe – in a pressured situation, the untrained voice can become constricted, and the breathing shallow.
Find your balance – knees unlocked, head up and shoulders released down.
TBS sequence – think, breathe, and speak!
New Thought, New Pitch – vary your pitch to convey a new point or message
These tips have been supplied by Professional Voice – a business voice coaching company.
These are good tips. I would add that you should also perform some exercises to warm your voice up. I tend to do these exercises in the car on the way to a presentation as they are perfect to do in the car when no one is watching