POWER SPEAKING FOR PRESENTATIONS (PART – 1)
Preparing your Voice, Breath and Body
For most speakers, preparing for a presentation involves working on the content and power point slides. ‘What you say’ is important. But ‘How you say it’, is what transforms a good presentation into a brilliant one. If you want to be perceived as charismatic and memorable, learn to prepare and use your voice and body effectively for presentations.
A few things you can do to prepare ‘Your- Self’:
- Tap into the full potential of your breath. Learn to effectively use the lower chest and abdomen (belly) to power your voice
- Develop healthy posture. Learn to keep your spine and body aligned.
- Learn to use the right vocal pitch, intonation, inflections, pace and tone
- Practise your vocal delivery regularly for a few days before the presentation. Your vocal delivery should empower your message & enhance your professional image
- Record your presentation and listen to it objectively. Check if you are sounding monotonous, too fast or slow, too soft or high pitched.
- Learn to improvise to sound conversational and natural