Speech which is rife with verbal tics like um, ah, uh, and er is annoying in whatever language you speak. If you are guilty of this annoying habit, it is likely that your audience will lose focus on what you are saying – they may […]
Recently I received a phone call from a young man who told me that he was soft-spoken. It took everything in my power not to tell him that speaking too softly was not his problem: his problem was that his diction was so poor I had […]
What constitutes perfection in public speaking? Nothing. Absolutely nothing. You can type a paper perfectly. You can have a perfect score on a test. You can sew or cut a perfectly straight line. But who is to say that a presentation or a speech is […]
While there is no doubt that a loud voice can be most painful to your listeners’ ears, have you ever considered how your loud voice affects the image that you project? We are all concerned about image. Look at the number of articles and books […]
Watch as Nancy describes the best means of controlling nervousness in any form of public speaking.
When you think of voice training, your first thought may be that it is something for actors or politicians. Presently voice training is something more and more people are becoming aware of because of YouTube, webinars, and the marketing of themselves by means of video. […]
I’ve had several inquiries recently from women who tell me they sound too young. This is a common problem for a lot of women. What is fascinating about the young-sounding or even childlike voice, is that the ‘cure’ is simple. Learn how to breathe with […]