How do you impact your audience, so they are engaged with your message and feel your passion in order to get the results you wished for? Perhaps your presentation or performance lacks punch or energy. Speaking without enough volume, without speech variation, or without measured pace and emphasis will cause your listeners not to engage.
To achieve engagement, rapport, and enjoyment from your presentations prepare yourself with your breathing skills and your strategic use of emphasis in your delivery. Your ability to have vocal readiness to build your audience emotionally with your story or examples is effective when you know where to pause to give added emphasis and where to change your tone nuances.
Here are a few key exercises to organize your content and warmup your voice.
#1. Vocal Warmup
#2. Mark your content with cues for your breathing, tone, and pauses
#3. Do a Drama Improv Warm-up to set up your creative energy.
Throughout this series of 7 blog posts on How Diaphragmatic Breathing is Linked to your Voice, I created with my one-word anagram reminder for you:
If you would like more exercises to engage your audience with emphasis techniques, take a look at Chapter Seven on Engage With Emphasis in “Breathing…Just Steps to Breathtaking Speeches” by Speech Coach, Brenda C. Smith.
Have you read the previous Blog# 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, and 6 in this Series on How Diaphragmatic Breathing Is Linked to Your Voice?
Brenda C. Smith