When you speak from your heart you create a believable message and set up your listener to trust you. It must feel genuine to you and to your listeners. If your voice does not reflect that then it diverts gaining rapport with your audience.
The challenges of speaking in a monotone, speaking too quickly, or lacking dramatic skills will not promote speaking with passion. Have you ever watched a movie, play, or television show and thought that the actors sounded like they were reading lines or in some way just didn’t grab you emotionally?
Unlock your emotion to release connection to your audience.
Good Actors have been trained to zone into their natural instincts and are not afraid of sharing their deepest emotions on stage or film in the role of someone else. It’s that moment that makes you pause to soak in what you experience together.
Try these exercises to build your skills:
The link to your voice through Diaphragmatic Breathing is to speak with emotion and passion.
Your strength is in the variety that you deliver in your tone and the matching inflection and timing to fit your story or message. All of this requires reaching within your mind for the picture you see and the tools of your diaphragmatic breathing you use to colour the emotional impact.
You can achieve human connection with your presentations when you give real life examples that show you are just like the rest of mankind with struggles, hopes, and successes.
How do you learn these dramatic tools, so they gel with your performance?
It starts with learning how to use your diaphragmatic breathing as your partner that you can tap into any moment.
Remember, diaphragmatic breathing is your best tool to having the capacity to relax, to energize and to build your story, while including the pauses, building volume or becoming quiet. All this bursts forth with your charisma and passion.
If you would like some exercises to discover your emotional release to enhance your content, take a look at Chapter Six on Humanize With Heart in “Breathing…Just Steps to Breathtaking Speeches” by Speech Coach, Brenda C. Smith.
Have you read the previous Blog# 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5 in this Series on How Diaphragmatic Breathing Is Linked to Your Voice?
Brenda C. Smith