Pace, Pause and Passion
Improve your presentation delivery by varying your delivery. Practise your presentation delivery with this phrase.
'Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house Not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse; The stockings were hung by the chimney with care, In hopes that St. Nicholas soon would be there;
Voice drills are most effective when you preform them several times and exaggerate individual aspects. That way you hear and feel the differences.
First - say that phrase as fast as you can - even running the words into each other. Don't emphasise any words. Just concentrate on speed. Do it three times and try to be faster each time.
Second - say that phrase as slow as you can. Draw each word out as long as you can. Do it three times and each time slower.
Third - say that phrase with an exaggerated pause between every word. State each word clearly and draw out the pauses between each word as if you were reading a death sentence for your loved one. Do it three times - each time with the pause longer.
Fourth - say that phrase injecting passion into every second word. Contrast is important. Play with it and do it three times.
After this warm up - say it as if you wanted to enthrall your young children or grand children.
Hear and feel how powerful you sound.
Executive Speech Coach, Business presentation tips from George Torok, the Speech Coach for Executives.