17 January 2009
# Instructions :Breathe from your diaphragm - Practice long and controlled exhales.
# Use pitch - Lower pitches generally are more soothing to hear.
# Moderate your volume - Find out if you speak too loudly or too softly.
# Moderate your pace -If you speak too quickly, people can’t keep up. If you speak too slowly, people will lose interest.
# Articulate - Try exaggerating your lip movement to reduce mumbling.
# Practice your speech in advance and determine where you want to pause for a breath.
# Loosen up before you begin. Look side to side. Roll your head in half-circles and roll your shoulders back.
# Posture - Stand up straight and tall to allow full lung capacity and airflow.
# Record your voice repeatedly using different ways of speaking. Determine which one is most
# Practice breath control - Take a deep breath, and while you exhale, count to 10 (or recite the months or days of the week).