Projecting My Voice

Projecting my voice

When giving a presentation, being able to project your voice is a good skill to have. It allows people at the back of the room to hear you, and helps you speak clearly. There is a difference between projecting your voice and shouting, and there are a number of techniques that you can use to help project your voice clearly.

Helpful Hints:

1. Stand up straight. Keep your chin raised and head up. This will ensure that your mouth is pointing towards your audience and helps them to hear you

2. Take deep breaths, both to calm your nerves and provide you with the air you need to project your voice. Speak from your diaphragm, using it to give your voice more emphasis.

3. Stay focused on someone at the back of the audience. You will need to speak at a volume they can comfortably hear.

4. Drink water to moisten your mouth, throat and vocal cords.

5. Enunciate each word so that it comes out clearly. This helps your audience to understand what you are saying.

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