Do you like the sound of your voice?
It’s the tone of voice that will get your listener to pay attention whether it enraptures your audience members or annoys them?
Disruption of sound occurs when it doesn’t match with what your listeners are expecting because they hear a different pitch, pace, inflection, range, or rhythm which creates noise to their ears. This annoyance could be because your tone of sounds hoarse, whiny, breathy, loud, boring, or any other pattern that is out of sync with the natural sound patterns your listeners are familiar with.
However, sometimes a speaker wants to create a noise for a specific reaction in the delivery of a story for a dramatic effect, which would heighten the climax or emotional reaction.
Vocal Tone is the combination of your vocal pitch level and how it is resonated in your chest, nasal, and oral cavities as it passes out of your mouth and heard by the listener.
Two things that will help you to improve your tone:
If you’re ready to enhance your vocal presence when you speak immediately then apply the benefits of diaphragmatic breathing. A fuller resonance in your chest instead of your head area will give you the variety of tone, your optimal pitch level, and your flexible range.
If you would like some exercises to discover your best tone take a look at Chapter Five on Tune Your Tone in “Breathing…Just Steps to Breathtaking Speeches” by Speech Coach, Brenda C. Smith.
Have you read the previous Blog# 1, 2, 3, and 4 in this Series on How Diaphragmatic Breathing Is Linked to Your Voice?
Brenda C. Smith