You’re ready to go. You have a beautiful presentation. Your visuals are breathtaking. Your content is coherent. You feel you’ve got your body language under wraps. What could possibly go wrong? Have you paid attention to your vocal techniques?
Good Vocal Techniques Make a Difference
So often we witness presentations that could have been fantastic, but sadly miss the mark as the presenter forgets a crucial element of the package – audio! Your voice is so important in delivering the message and must be congruent with not only your tone, but also the message you intend to convey.
Nothing is worse than a presentation delivered in monotone, and it is also important that you are heard by your audience members. Remember to consider using a microphone if you have a group that is larger than 40 audience members in size.
There are so many different vocal techniques you can practice, but the most important thing to remember is to be natural. No one wants to listen to an overly dramatic recital either.
Listen to yourself
Make a recording of your voice and ask yourself honestly if you would enjoy listening to you? If the answer is no, you have work to do! This will also give you a great opportunity to practice your presentation, and practice makes perfect!
For assistance with vocal effects and presentation coaching and training, please do contact us. We also thought you might enjoy this video by Julian Treasure.