Tips for Adding Strength and

Authority to Your Voice
YOUR
SPEAKING
VOICE
WHERE LEADERS
ARE MADE
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YOUR
SPEAKING
VOICE
WHERE LEADERS
ARE MADE
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The Medium of Your Message. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
How Your Voice Is Created . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
b.o.t| |.cJucos \c|co . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
|.cJuct|cr c| \c|co Çu.||ty. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
What Kind of Voice Do You Have? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
|c +cu \||spo. c. bccn` . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
A.o +cu Vcrctcrcus c. Vo|cJ|cus` . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
|s +cu. \c|co . |.|r ´|cuJ c. . |.|rbc.` . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
|c +cu |.vo Vunb||t|s` . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
|c. \o|| |c +cu A.t|cu|.to`. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
|c +cu ¯.uJgo ||ko . ¯u.t|o c. |.co ||ko . |.bb|t`. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
|c +cu Ag|t.to c. O.c|ost..to` . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
Your Speech Profile. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
How to Improve Your Speaking Voice . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Vot|cJs |c. \c|co |o|.x.t|cr . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
b.o.t||rg |xo.c|sos tc |np.cvo \c|uno . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
|xtorJ|rg .rJ ´crt.c|||rg +cu. ||tc| . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
|.c¦oct|rg +cu. \c|co . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
|np.cv|rg +cu. A.t|cu|.t|cr. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
¯.|k \|t| ¯|no, |ct Ag.|rst |t . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
Sp|co |p +cu. Spo.k|rg . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
Rehearsing Speeches. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1
Presenting Speeches . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1
Your Voice and Your Image. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1
Speech Profile . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
CONTENTS
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Y
our audience judges you from the moment you stand up to speak. If you are
dressed well and are neat and clean, their initial impression of you will be positive.
However, if your voice is squeaky, your words unintelligible, or your voice too
loud, their positive impression quickly will become negative. If you want to communicate
effectively and positively influence your audience, you must pay special attention to your
speaking voice.
THE MEDIUM OF YOUR MESSAGE
+cu. g.o.tost tcc| .s . spo.ko. |s ycu. vc|co |vo.y t|no ycu .JJ.oss .r .uJ|orco ycu. n|rJ, ycu. bcJy, .rJ
ycu. vc|co .ct .s p..tro.s |r ycu. o||c.t tc ccnnur|c.to .|t| ycu. ||storo.s \|or ycu spo.k, ycu. vc|co |s t|o
p.|n..y ||rk bot.oor ycu .rJ ycu. ||storo.s |t |s t|o noJ|un c| ycu. noss.go
+ot ncst ||ko|y t|o vc|co ycu ..o rc. us|rg |s rct ycu. bost vc|co +cu n.y |.vo bu.|oJ ycu. cpt|nun
spo.k|rg vc|co urJo. |.yo.s c| b.J spooc| |.b|ts |c.ovo., ycu nust ||rJ |t .rJ put |t tc .c.k || ycu ..rt
tc boccno . gccJ spo.ko. ¯||s n.ru.| .||| |o|p ycu .JJ J|nors|cr, st.orgt|, v|t.||ty, .rJ .ut|c.|ty tc ycu.
spo.k|rg vc|co
Ar o||oct|vo vc|co |srt rocoss..y ¦ust |c. pub||c spo.k|rg A gccJ, ccrt.c||oJ vc|co |s .r .ssot |r ovo.y
ccrt.ct .|t| ct|o.s +cu. vc|co n|..c.s ycu. po.scr.||ty .|t| . |.rgu.go .|| |ts c.r A r.tu..| vc|co .||c|
p.c¦octs cc.J|.||ty, cu|t|v.t|cr, .rJ .ut|c.|ty |s . s|gr|||c.rt tcc| |c. po.scr.| succoss |t c.r |o|p |r g.|r|rg
p.cnct|crs, n.k|rg s.|os, .|rr|rg t|o .ospoct c| ct|o.s, .rJ |np.cv|rg ycu. scc|.| cppc.tur|t|os, .s .o|| .s
|r spo.k|rg o||oct|vo|y tc .uJ|orcos
\|or ycu spo.k, ycu. vc|co .o||octs ycu. psyc|c|cg|c.| .rJ onct|cr.| st.to c| n|rJ +cu c.rrct |cpo
tc po.su.Jo c. |r||uorco ct|o.s c. ovor got t|on tc ||stor |r . pcs|t|vo ..y || ycu. tcros ..o |..s| .rJ
ur|.|orJ|y Suc| . vc|co c.r .opo| ovor .|or t|o spo.ko. .|s|os tc .tt..ct ¯|o ou.||ty c| |.|orJ||ross |s .
.oou|.onort |c. . gccJ spo.k|rg vc|co |t |s |..go|y . n.tto. c| |.b|t, .s |s t|o ur|.|orJ|y tcro
|| ycu scc|J, sr..|, .rJ spo.k |r .r urp|o.s.rt tcro .rJ ycu ..rt tc p.cJuco t|o gor|.|, c|oo.|u|, .rJ
g..c|cus tcros t|.t c|...cto.|.o . gccJ spo.k|rg vc|co, ycu n.y rooJ tc Jc nc.o t|.r s|np|y Jovo|cp ycu.
vc|co +cu n.y |.vo tc .o.ssoss |c. ycu |cck .t ycu.so||, ct|o. pocp|o, .rJ ovorts |r goro..|
but ncst ||ko|y ycu c.r Jovo|cp t|o sc.t c| vc|co t|.t .|rs |.vc..b|o .ttort|cr .rJ .o||octs t|o ou.||t|os
ycu .|s| tc p.c¦oct +cu s|np|y |.vo tc st.|p ...y .ry b.J spooc| |.b|ts .rJ .op|.co t|on .|t| pcs|t|vo cros
t|.t .||| or|.rco ycu. spo.k|rg vc|co
Oro c| ycu. gc.|s .s . spo.ko. s|cu|J bo tc Jovo|cp . vc|co t|.t |s
p|o.s.rt, ccrvoy|rg . sorso c| ...nt|
r.tu..|, .o||oct|rg ycu. t.uo po.scr.||ty .rJ s|rco.|ty
Jyr.n|c, g|v|rg t|o |np.oss|cr c| |c.co .rJ st.orgt| ovor .|or |t |srt ospoc|.||y |cuJ
oxp.oss|vo, pc.t..y|rg v..|cus s|.Jos c| no.r|rg .rJ rovo. scurJ|rg ncrctcrcus c.
.|t|cut onct|cr
o.s||y |o..J, t|.rks tc p.cpo. vc|uno .rJ c|o.. ..t|cu|.t|cr
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HOW YOUR VOICE IS CREATED
bo|c.o ycu t.y tc |np.cvo ycu. spo.k|rg vc|co, ycu s|cu|J ||.st |o..r |c. spooc| scurJs ..o p.cJucoJ ¯||s |s
t|o p.ccoss t|.t ycu c.r c|.rgo |r c.Jo. tc |np.cvo ycu. spooc| As ycu .o.J .bcut t|o p.ccoss, .o|o. tc t|o
|c||c.|rg J|.g..n
Breath Produces Voice
|oop, ccrt.c||oJ b.o.t||rg |s rocoss..y |c. gccJ
vcc.| p.cJuct|cr +cu. vc|co |s suppc.toJ by .
cc|unr c| .|., t|o Jopt| .rJ sto.J|ross c| .||c|
Joto.n|ros ycu. vcc.| ou.||ty ¯||rk c| t|o J|.
p|..gn .s t|o |curJ.t|cr cr .||c| t||s .|. cc|unr
.osts .rJ by .||c| |t |s ccrt.c||oJ .s |t ccnos
up...J tc noot t|o vcc.| c.g.rs
\|or ycu b.o.t|o |r, ycu. .bJcn|r.| ..||
oxp.rJs .rJ t|o Jcnos|.poJ J|.p|..gn
||.ttors \|or ycu ox|.|o, t|o J|.p|..gn .o|.xos
.rJ t|o .bJcn|r.| ..|| ccrt..cts ¯|o .o|.xoJ
J|.p|..gn .|sos, pus||rg .|. cut c| t|o |urgs
¯|o ox|.|oJ .|. p.cv|Jos t|o ccrt.c||oJ p.cJuct|cr
c| spooc| scurJs
As t|o .|. pus|os up...J .g.|rst t|o vcc.|
cc.Js, |t c.usos t|on tc ncnort..||y sop...to,
.||c.|rg t|o .|. tc p.ss bot.oor t|on ¯|o .us|
c| .|. .rJ t|o o|.st|c|ty c| t|o vcc.| cc.Js t|or
pu||s t|on b.ck tcgot|o. ¯|o p.cJuct|cr c| t|oso
v|b..t|crs |s c.||oJ p|cr.t|cr
´crs|Jo. |c. scurJ |s p.cJucoJ .t t|o ncut| c| .r |r||.toJ b.||ccr \cc.| scurJ |s p.cJucoJ |r . s|n||..
n.rro. A|. p.ossu.o ccnos up t|.cug| t|o t|.c.t, ncut|, .rJ rcso, c.us|rg . ccrt|rucus p.ossu.o c|.rgo |r
t|o .|. su..curJ|rg t|o spo.ko. ¯|oso p.ossu.o c|.rgos ..o c.||oJ scurJ ..vos ¯|oy ..o t..rsn|ttoJ tc t|o
o.. c| t|o ||storo. .rJ t|o vc|co |s |o..J
Production of Voice Quality
¯||rk |c. . ncnort .bcut nus|c.| .ccJ.|rJ .rJ b..ss |rst.unorts ¯|o|. scurJ ccnos |.cn t|o nus|
c|.rs b.o.t| .rJ ||p v|b..t|crs c. t|o v|b..t|crs c| . .ooJ |r t|o ncut|p|oco boc.uso t|o c|.nbo.s c| t|oso
|rst.unorts J|||o. |r s|.o .rJ s|.po, t|o|. tcro ou.||t|os ..o J|st|rct|vo ||||o.ort p..ts c| t|o c.|g|r.| tcro ..o
|rc.o.soJ, c. .oscr.toJ, .rJ ct|o. p..ts ..o .oJucoJ
|un.r .oscr.t|cr |s t|o |rc.o.s|rg c. ncJ||y|rg c| scurJs by t|o t|.c.t, rcso, .rJ ncut| ¯|o scurJ
..vos c.o.toJ by t|o v|b..t|cr c| t|o vcc.| cc.Js t..vo| |rtc t|o uppo. p..t c| t|o t|.c.t, t|or tc t|o ncut|
.rJ, .t t|nos, |rtc t|o rcso As t|oso ..vos bcurco ..curJ .|t||r t|oso st.uctu.os, t|oy ..o .o|r|c.coJ .rJ
.np||||oJ
¯|o J|||o.orcos |r pocp|os vc|cos ..|so |.cn t|o s|.o c| t|o vcc.| cc.Js .rJ t|o o||octs t|.t t|o .oscr.tc.s
(t|.c.t, ncut|, r.s.| p.ss.gos) |.vo cr t|o vcc.| tcro
¯c . co.t.|r oxtort, . spo.ko. c.r c|.rgo t|o s|.o, s|.po, .rJ su.|.co tors|crs c| t|o p|..yrx .rJ t|o c..|
c.v|ty, |o c. s|o n.y .|sc uso, p..t|y uso, c. c|cso c|| t|o r.s.| c.v|t|os
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WHAT KIND OF VOICE DO YOU HAVE?
Do You Whisper or Boom?
Scno pocp|o spo.k tcc |cuJ|y At t|o ct|o. oxt.ono ..o t|cso .|c c.r b..o|y bo |o..J \c|co |cuJross c.
vc|uno s|cu|J bo .pp.cp.|.to |r st.orgt| .rJ |rtors|ty .rJ s|cu|J bo v..|oJ |r c.Jo. tc .JJ onp|.s|s .rJ
J..n.t|c |np.ct tc ycu. spooc|os |r.uJ|b|||ty |s J|||o.ort |.cn spo.k|rg sc|t|y .|t| vcc.| suppc.t A .||spo.
|s .|. .|t|cut scurJ, .|. nust v|b..to .g.|rst ycu. vcc.| cc.Js tc p.cJuco .uJ|b|o scurJ A |.J|rg vc|co |s ||.st
ccus|r tc . .||spo., . sortorco c. p|..so n.y bog|r .o|| orcug|, t|or cc||.pso |rtc ur|rto|||g|b|||ty || ycu
..rt tc ccnnur|c.to .|t| ycu. .uJ|orco, ycu nust p.c¦oct ycu. vc|co
Are You Monotonous or Melodious?
\|or ycu spo.k .bcut scnot||rg, Jcos ycu. vc|co ccrvoy |||o, cc|c., .rJ no|cJy, c. Jc ycu. sortorcos ccno
cut ||.t, .ccJor, .rJ .|t|cut v..|oty` |c pocp|o ||rJ ycu. vcc.| ..rgo p|o.s.rt` ´ccJ spo.ko.s v..y t|o|.
spooc| tc oxp.oss onct|cr .rJ ccrv|ct|cr ¯|o ||g|ross c. |c.ross |r t|o scurJ c| ycu. vc|co |s krc.r .s
p|tc| || ycu. vc|co |s souo.ky, guttu..|, s|.|||, c. ||.t, t|or ycu s|cu|J .c.k cr ycu. p|tc| ¯|o Jos|.oJ spo.k|rg
p|tc| scurJs |c., c|o.., |u||, .rJ v..|oJ
Is Your Voice a Rain Cloud or a Rainbow?
¯|o ossorco c| ycu. spo.k|rg scurJ |s ycu. vc|co ou.||ty |t oxp.ossos onct|cr.| cc|c. +cu. vc|co cc|c.|rg |s
.|.t ycu uso tc ccrvoy ycu. |oo||rgs, .rJ t|oso |oo||rgs s|cu|J bo pcs|t|vo .|or ycu .JJ.oss .r .uJ|orco
+cu. t|cug|ts ..o . |c.n c| oro.gy t|.t ycu t..rsn|t tc ct|o.s ¯|.cug| t|o ou.||ty c| ycu. vc|co, ycu
.ctu.||y ost.b||s| t|o tcro c| ycu. .o|.t|crs||p .|t| .r .uJ|orco c. .|t| .r |rJ|v|Ju.| tc .|cn ycu.o spo.k
|rg || ycu. vc|co |s |u||, c|o.., no||c., .rJ ort|us|.st|c, ycu c.r c.o.to .r urb.o.k.b|o bcrJ c| |.|orJs||p .rJ
.ccopt.rco Or t|o ct|o. |.rJ, || ycu. vc|co ou.||ty |s r.s.|, b.o.t|y, |..s|, c. |||o|oss, ycu s|cu|J ccrcort..to
cr |np.cv|rg |t
¯|o p.|n..y c.uso c| rog.t|vo vc|co ou.||ty |s tors|cr onct|cr.| c. p|ys|c.| tors|cr sc ccrt.c|||rg
tors|cr |s c.|t|c.| tc |np.cv|rg ycu. vc|co ou.||ty
¯|o koy tc Jovo|cp|rg o||oct|vo vc|co ou.||ty |s bo|rg ....o c| t|o J|||o.ort .c|os ycu p|.y Ju.|rg .
typ|c.| J.y p..ort, onp|cyoo, bcss, |.|orJ, |cvo., ccrsuno., s.|ospo.scr |.c| c| t|oso .c|os .o||octs J|||o.ort
po.scr.||ty t..|ts .rJ .oou|.os J|||o.ort vc|co |n.gos ||stor tc |c. ycu. vc|co scurJs |r ycu. v..|cus .c|os .s
ycu .o|.to tc ct|o.s ´crs|Jo. .|.t ycu ..o Jc|rg .|t| ycu. vc|co |c. |s ycu. ncut| ncv|rg` |c. ..o ycu
us|rg ycu. ||ps`
¯c |np.cvo ycu. vc|co, ycu nust boccno ....o c| st.oss, nusc|o tors|cr, .rJ .o|.x.t|cr ¯|o ncst
|npc.t.rt .occnnorJ.t|cr |c. Jovo|cp|rg vc|co ou.||ty |s tc .o|.x ycu. t|.c.t .|||o ycu spo.k ¯||rk |r to.ns
c| |.|orJ||ross, ccr||Jorco, .rJ . Jos|.o tc ccnnur|c.to || ycu .o|o.so t|o tors|cr |.cn ycu. vc|co, . p|o.s|rg
tcro .||| ||ko|y .osu|t |ononbo. t|.t t|o onct|crs .rJ vcc.| cc|c.|rgs ycu oxp.oss .|t| ycu. vc|co c.r ..cuso
s|n||.. onct|crs |r ct|o.s
Do You Have Mumblitis?
|rJ|st|rctross |s .r ospoc|.||y .rrcy|rg spooc| |.b|t \|or ycu spo.k, ycu nust bo urJo.stccJ || ycu
ncut| ycu. .c.Js c. s..||c., supp.oss, c. nunb|o t|on, pocp|o .||| sccr t|.o c| t.y|rg tc |c||c. ycu.
t|cug|ts ¯.|k|rg t|.cug| . |.||cporoJ ncut| |s t|o s.no .s spo.k|rg .|t| . bcck |r |.crt c| ycu. ncut|
How Well Do You Articulate?
¯|o to.n ..t|cu|.t|cr .o|o.s tc |c. J|st|rct|y ycu |c.nu|.to ycu. .c.Js .|or ycu spo.k |t |rc|uJos bct| |c.
ycu p.crcurco |rJ|v|Ju.| .c.Js .rJ |c. c|o..|y ycu c.o.to spooc| scurJs
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|.crurc|.t|cr |s t|o |c.n.t|cr .rJ utto..rco c| .c.Js |t |s t|o p.cJuct c| cc..oct scurJs |r t|o soouorco
c| . .c.J V|sp.crur c|.t|cr, cr t|o ct|o. |.rJ, |s t|o |.||u.o tc p.cJuco t|o cc..oct scurJs, |c. ox.np|o,
¦ust ¦|st, .skoJ .xoJ, |orgt| |ort|, gc|rg tc gurr., otc
|rurc|.t|cr .o|.tos tc t|o |u||ross .rJ c|..|ty c| spooc| scurJs |.crurc|.t|cr .rJ orurc|.t|cr ccnb|ro
tc |c.n t|o b.s|s c| ..t|cu|.t|cr c. t|o s|.p|rg c| scurJs by t|o tcrguo, toot|, p.|.to, ||ps, .rJ rcso ´|o..
..t|cu|.t|cr .oou|.os t|.oo ccrJ|t|crs
1 ¯|o scurJ nust bo .ccu..to|y |c.noJ
2. ¯|o scurJ nust bo su|||c|ort|y suppc.toJ by t|o b.o.t|
3. ¯|o scurJ nust bo ccnp|oto|y ||r|s|oJ
Do You Trudge Like a Turtle or Race Like a Rabbit?
¯|o ..to .t .||c| ycu spo.k |s c|cso|y .sscc|.toJ .|t| ycu. po.scr.||ty ´crsoouort|y, ..to |s J||||cu|t tc
c|.rgo boc.uso |t .o|.tos tc |c. ycu t||rk .rJ bo|.vo |c. ycu ||vo ycu. |||o +ot ycu s|cu|J .vc|J spo.k
|rg o|t|o. tcc s|c. c. tcc |.st boc.uso o|t|o. c.r J|stc.t ycu. ..t|cu|.t|cr, ||n|t c|.rgos c| p|tc|, .rJ .|to.
ycu. vc|co ou.||ty
A s|c. spo.ko. n.y rct .o.||.o |c. ||storo.s nust st.ugg|o tc p.y .ttort|cr |ocp|o t||rk .t . nuc| |.sto.
..to t|.r t|o ||c. c| spooc|, .rJ cvo.|y s|c. spooc| orccu..gos ||storo.s tc J.yJ.o.n |r .JJ|t|cr, |t c|tor
.osu|ts |r scurJ J|stc.t|cr .rJ |.ck c| v..|oty, .||c| c.r n.ko .|.t ycu s.y |rccnp.o|ors|b|o
¯.|k|rg tcc |.st c.o.tos s|n||.. p.cb|ons \|or |r|c.n.t|cr |s spo.oJ |c.t| .t . ..p|J ..to, ||storo.s
boccno |.ust..toJ .rJ stcp p.y|rg .ttort|cr A |.st spo.ko. .|sc n.y s|c.tor scurJs .rJ |.|| tc v..y |rtor
s|ty, vc|uno, .rJ p|tc|
¯|o ncst o||oct|vo spo.k|rg ..to |s bot.oor 120 tc 160 .c.Js po. n|ruto +cu c.r o.s||y koop .|t||r
t||s cpt|nun ..rgo by spo.k|rg ..p|J|y orcug| tc .vc|J . bc.|rg J.cro, yot s|c.|y orcug| tc bo urJo.
st.rJ.b|o by v..y|rg ycu. spo.k|rg ..to Ju.|rg . t.|k, ycu c.r .|sc .o||oct c|.rgos |r onct|crs .rJ nccJ,
.s .o|| .s onp|.s|.o c.|t|c.| pc|rts
Do You Agitate or Orchestrate?
|ocp|o spo.k |r nus|c.| rctos A gccJ spo.ko. n.y uso .s n.ry .s 25 J|||o.ort rctos tc ccrvoy v..|oty .rJ
no.r|rg A crorcto spo.ko. |s toJ|cus tc .r .uJ|orco .rJ p.cnctos |r.ttort|cr .rJ bc.oJcn
\cc.| v..|oty |s t|o ..y ycu uso ycu. vc|co tc c.o.to |rto.ost, oxc|tonort, .rJ onct|cr.| |rvc|vonort |t |s
.cccnp||s|oJ by v..y|rg ycu. p|tc|, vc|uno, .rJ t|n|rg
|r||oct|crs ccnp.|so .rct|o. |npc.t.rt c|...cto.|st|c c| spo.k|rg Ar |r||oct|cr |s . ..|soJ p|tc| .
||g| rcto usoJ tc .JJ onp|.s|s tc . .c.J A s|rg|o c|.rgo |r |r||oct|cr n.y c|tor c|.rgo t|o no.r|rg c.
|np||c.t|cr c| . sortorco, .s |||ust..toJ |r t|o |c||c.|rg ox.np|o
I ..s bc.r |r Aust..||. (+cu, cr t|o ct|o. |.rJ, .o.o bc.r scno.|o.o o|so)
| was bc.r |r Aust..||. (|c. J..o ycu |np|y t|.t | ..srt`)
| ..s born |r Aust..||. (|n . r.t|vo rct . ro.ccno.)
| ..s bc.r in Aust..||. (|ct cuts|Jo Aust..||.)
| ..s bc.r |r Australia (|ct |r |o. ¯o.|.rJ)
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YOUR SPEECH PROFILE
¯|o ||.st stop ycu s|cu|J t.ko |r Jovo|cp|rg . c|o.. spo.k|rg vc|co |s tc .r.|y.o ycu. vc|co .rJ ..t|cu|.t|cr
¯||s .||| to|| ycu .|.t rooJs |np.cvonort
|so t|o spooc| p.c|||o .t t|o orJ c| t||s n.ru.| tc .r.|y.o ycu. vcc.| c|...cto.|st|cs .rJ J|sccvo. .|.t
p.cb|on ..o.s n.y ox|st S|rco ycu c.rrct cb¦oct|vo|y .r.|y.o ycu. c.r vc|co, ....rgo tc |.vo . nonbo.
.r.|y.o ycu. vc|co .|||o ycu p.osort . spooc| .t ycu. ¯c.stn.sto.s c|ub Ask t|o v|co p.os|Jort oJuc.t|cr tc
so|oct . nonbo. .|c .||| Jc t|o .r.|ys|s .s ycu spo.k Orco t|o .r.|ys|s |s ccn p|otoJ, |c||c. t|o |rst.uct|crs
cr t|o p.c|||o tc c.o.to . s.np|o g..p| t|.t .o||octs ycu. vcc.| c|...cto.|st|cs
HOW TO IMPROVE YOUR
SPEAKING VOICE
|c. t|.t ycu krc. ycu. vc|co p.cb|ons, t|o oxo.c|sos
|r t||s soct|cr .||| s|c. ycu |c. tc |np.cvo ycu. vc|co
+cu. gc.| s|cu|J bo vcc.| o|||c|orcy t|o p.cJuct|cr
c| n.x|nun vcc.| cutput .|t| n|r|nun o||c.t Ar
o|||c|ort vc|co |s sncct|, vo.s.t||o, .rJ p.cJucoJ .|t|
vo.y ||tt|o o||c.t
Methods for Voice Relaxation
\c|co .o|.x.t|cr |s ossort|.| |c. gccJ spo.k|rg, ospo
c|.||y .|or Jc|rg vcc.| oxo.c|sos V.ry pocp|o ´t.|k |r
t|o t|.c.t,´ no.r|rg t|oy |c|J t|o|. vcc.| tcros tcc |..
b.ck \|or t||s |.ppors, t|o t|.c.t .rJ ¦.. nusc|os
torso, .rJ t|o vc|co scurJs |..s| .rJ souoo.oJ +cu
c.rrct p.cJuco . ||ro, .oscr.rt, p|o.s|rg tcro .|or ycu. t|.c.t nusc|os ..o p|rc|oJ, torso, c. st..|roJ
¯|g|t nusc|os ccnb|roJ .|t| |r.Joou.to b.o.t| suppc.t c.uso J|s.g.oo.b|o tcros t|.t ..o t||r, r.s.|,
||g|p|tc|oJ, .rJ |.ck|rg |r .oscr.rco ¯|.c.t t|g|tross n.y bo c.usoJ by ro.vcusross, . ccnncr cccu.
.orco |c. |roxpo.|orcoJ pub||c spo.ko.s || t||s t|g|tross |s p.osort Ju.|rg c.J|r..y ccrvo.s.t|cr, |t |s usu.||y
boc.uso c| c..o|ossross c. |grc..rco .bcut p.cpo. vc|co uso
|o.o |s . s|xstop not|cJ |c. .o|.x|rg ycu. vc|co || ycu Jc t|oso s|np|o oxo.c|sos sovo..| t|nos J.||y |c. .
|o. n|rutos o.c| t|no, ycu .||| sccr rct|co . J|||o.orco +cu. vc|co .||| scurJ .|c|o. .rJ nc.o cc|c.|u|
1 \|||o st.rJ|rg c. s|tt|rg ccn|c.t.b|y, p|.co ycu. |.rJs ||g|t|y cr ycu. t|.c.t nusc|os .rJ spo.k |r .
rc.n.| tcro |cto t|o torsoross c| t|o t|.c.t nusc|os .rJ t|o t|g|tross c| ycu. ¦..
2. +..r Opor ycu. ncut| .|Jo ||r|s| t|o y..r .|t| .r o.sy ´|c|un,´ p.c|crg|rg t|o ´|un´ |c.
sovo..| soccrJs |.cp ycu. ¦.. .s |.. .s |t .||| gc .|t|cut st.oss \.gg|o t|o ¦.. |.cn s|Jo tc s|Jo .rJ
ccrt|ruo |unn|rg .|t| ycu. ||ps c|csoJ .rJ ¦.. |ccso
3. |opo.t t|o y..r|rg .rJ |unn|rg |ct|co |c. ycu. t|.c.t nusc|os |.vo |ccsoroJ .rJ boccno
.o|.xoJ Soo |c. ccn|c.t.b|o ycu. t|.c.t |oo|s .|t| t|o st..|r .oncvoJ
4 |ot.|r|rg t||s |oo||rg c| o.so .rJ |ccsoross, s.y t|o |c||c.|rg .c.Js |.rg, |..n, |.ro, n.|r, |cro,
|ccn Opor ycu. ncut| .|Jo, J.cpp|rg ycu. ¦.. |ccso|y |x.ggo..to ycu. ||p .rJ ¦.. ncvonorts
\|or ycu. t|.c.t |oo|s t|.oJ, stcp .rJ y..r .g.|r
5. ||g|t|y kro.J t|o t|.c.t nusc|os .|t| ycu. ||rgo.s tc o||n|r.to t|g|tross
WARNING
Voice exercises should be done in brief
stints – five minutes or less – and spaced
throughout the day. If your voice tires or
your throat feels rough or scratchy, you are
probably overdoing the exercises, or doing
them incorrectly. Toastmasters Inter national
does not assume any responsibility for injury
to a reader’s vocal apparatus that results
from overdoing or incorrectly performing
the exercises described in this manual. If you
have a serious voice or speech problem, you
should consult a speech therapist.
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6 S|c.|y .opo.t t|o |c||c.|rg scurJs nah, nay, nee, no, noo |.cp ycu. ¦.. .rJ .o|.x ycu. t|.c.t |.c|crg
t|o scurJs, g|v|rg o.c| oou.| |orgt|
Breathing Exercises to Improve Volume
|c. Jc ycu b.o.t|o` |r|oss ycuvo |.J vc|co |osscrs c. .t||ot|c t..|r|rg, ncst ||ko|y ycu. b.o.t||rg |s s|.||c.,
n|sJ|.octoJ, .rJ |.ck|rg |r ccrt.c|
´c..oct, r.tu..| b.o.t||rg |s t|o |curJ.t|cr c| . gccJ vc|co |.||u.o tc b.o.t|o p.cpo.|y |s . |o.J|rg c.uso
c| pcc. spo.k|rg vc|uno \.tc| .r |r|.rt c. . Jcg c. c.t |y|rg .s|oop ¯|o ort|.o bcJy |s .o|.xoJ .rJ t|o
.bJcn|r.| nusc|os .c.k .|t| ovo.y b.o.t| ¯|o nuscu|.. ncvonort |s .|ncst ort|.o|y bo|c. t|o .|bs +cu
c.r ¦uJgo t|o cc..octross c| ycu. c.r b.o.t||rg by ..tc||rg ycu. s|cu|Jo.s || t|oy ..o ..|soJ .s ycu |r|.|o,
ycu.o n|ss|rg t|o Joop, .bJcn|r.| b.o.t||rg o||oct t|.t |s r.tu..| .rJ cc..oct |o.o ..o 10 oxo.c|sos t|.t .|||
|o|p ycu Jovo|cp p.cpo. b.o.t||rg .rJ |np.cvo ycu. vcc.| vc|uno
1 |x|.|o .|| .|. |.cn ycu. |urgs ´crt|ruo pus||rg |t cut ovor .|to. ycu |oo| |ts tct.||y oxpo||oJ \|or rc
nc.o .|. c.r bo |c.coJ cut, ycu .||| .utcn.t|c.||y |r|.|o |r|.|o Joop|y Obso.vo |c. t|o .|. .us|os |r
Or|y . Joop, |u|| |r|.|.t|cr .||| s.t|s|y ycu. |urgo. |c. .|. |opo.t t||s p.ccoss |.oouort|y, but rct nc.o
t|.r t|.oo c. |cu. t|nos .t o.c| .opot|t|cr
2. |x|.|o ccn|c.t.b|y ¯|or t.ko . ncJo..to|y |||||rg b.o.t|, rct c.c.J|rg ycu. c.p.c|ty |c|J |t |c. 15
soccrJs, t|or ox|.|o ou|ot|y |opo.t t||s p.ccoss |.oouort|y |c. sovo..| J.ys ¯|or g..Ju.||y |rc.o.so
ycu. |c|J|rg t|no tc 20 soccrJs, 30 soccrJs, .rJ 45 soccrJs |vortu.||y, ycu .||| bo .b|o tc |c|J ycu.
b.o.t| |c. . |u|| n|ruto ¯||s oxo.c|so .||| |o|p ycu tc Jovo|cp b.o.t| ccrt.c| by st.orgt|or|rg ycu.
J|.p|..gn .rJ .o|.toJ nusc|os
3. St.rJ|rg o.oct, |r|.|o .|t| ||vo ou|ck, s|c.t g.sps t|.cug| .r cpor ncut| +cu .||| rct|co t|.t ycu
c.rrct g.sp ||ko t||s .|t|cut us|rg ycu. J|.p|..gn ||vo g.sps s|cu|J |||| ycu tc c.p.c|ty ¯|or
ox|.|o |r ||vo ou|ck g.sps c. pu||s |oxt, p..ct|co g.sp|rg .rJ pu|||rg t|.cug| ycu. rcso .|t| ycu.
ncut| c|csoJ
4 |.ug| |o..t||y .|t| . b|g Ha Ha Ha. ´...y t||s t|.cug| tc ccnp|oto ox|.|.t|cr, t|or |r|.|o Joop|y
.rJ ou|ck|y
5. ´|cso ycu. ||ps .rJ |.ug| scurJ|oss|y t|.cug| ycu. rcso +cu .||| oxo.c|so ycu. J|.p|..gn .|ot|o.
ycu b.o.t|o t|.cug| ycu. ncut| c. ycu. rcso, but |.ug||rg s||ort|y t|.cug| ycu. rcso .||| p.cncto
botto. ccrt.c|
6 ||o cr ycu. b.ck ||.co . bcck cr ycu. J|.p|..gn ¯.y tc .o|.x o.c| p..t c| ycu. bcJy, t|or ccrcor
t..to cr t|o ncvonort c| ycu. J|.p|..gn As ycu |r|.|o, t|o bcck .|sos As ycu ox|.|o, ||.ttor ycu.
.bJcnor .s nuc| .s ycu c.r |opo.t t||s oxo.c|so urt|| ycu .utcn.t|c.||y oxp.rJ .rJ ccrt..ct ycu.
..|st .s ycu b.o.t|o
St.rJ, t|or borJ cvo. .s || tc tcuc| ycu. tcos, but ¦ust |.rg ||np|y |on.|r |r t||s pcs|t|cr |c. . |u||
n|ruto, t|or st..|g|tor .rJ .opo.t t|o oxo.c|so +cu. b.o.t| |s oxpo||oJ r.tu..||y .|or ycu borJ
.t t|o ..|st
8 St.rJ|rg, p|.co ycu. |.rJs cr ycu. ||ps, |o.r ycu. |o.J b.ck, |cck .t t|o co|||rg, .rJ y..r +cu. ..|st
.||| oxp.rJ .s ycu. J|.p|..gn ||.ttors .rJ J...s |r .|. ¯|or, .s ycu ox|.|o, p.cJuco t|o scurJ ah,
|c|J|rg |t .s |crg .s ycu c.r .|t|cut J|sccn|c.t
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9. St.rJ|rg, t.ko . Joop b.o.t| As ycu ox|.|o, ccurt .|cuJ |.cn cro tc ||vo cr . s|rg|o b.o.t| |opo.t
t|o oxo.c|so, ccurt|rg |.cn cro tc 10 |c rct st..|r A||c. t|o .|. tc ||c. o.s||y
10 |o.J .|cuJ . p...g..p| t|.t ccrt.|rs . n|xtu.o c| s|c.t .rJ |crg sortorcos |o.J o.c| sortorco cr .
s|rg|o b.o.t|, || pcss|b|o, |r|.||rg bo|c.o t|o sortorco, t|or ccrt.c|||rg ycu. ox|.|.t|cr .s ycu .o.J
|c rct t||rk t|.t ycu nust |||| ycu. |urgs tc c.p.c|ty bo|c.o spo.k|rg +cu. b..|r ccrt.c|s t|o .ncurt c| .|.
rooJoJ .|t| o.c| b.o.t| |oop ycu. b.o.t||rg o.sy .rJ ccn|c.t.b|o
¯|o p.ocoJ|rg oxo.c|sos .||| |o|p ycu |rc.o.so b.o.t||rg st.orgt| .rJ toc|r|ouo but .|or ycu spo.k,
koop ycu. b.o.t||rg ou|ot .rJ r.tu..| sc t|.t t|o .uJ|orco .crt rct|co |t b.o.t|o o.s||y .t r.tu..| p.usos
ArJ || ycu.o us|rg . n|c.cp|cro, bo ospoc|.||y c..o|u| t|.t t|o n|c.cp|cro Jcos rct p|ck up ycu. b.o.t||rg
scurJs .rJ t..rsn|t t|on tc ycu. ||storo.s
Extending and Controlling Your Pitch
Vcst spo.ko.s t.|k cr tcc ||g| . p|tc| A t||r, ||g|p|tc|oJ tcro |.cks .ut|c.|ty .rJ .ppo.| .rJ |s c|tor |..s|
.rJ urp|o.s.rt ´u|t|v.to Joopo. tcros bo c..o|u| rct tc Jovo|cp tcc |c. . p|tc|, .||c| .osu|ts |r .unb||rg,
|rJ|st|rct, pcrJo.cus spooc|
\o o.c| |.vo . r.tu..| p|tc| cr .||c| .o spo.k |t n.y c. n.y rct bo gccJ || ycu. r.tu..| p|tc| rooJs
tc bo |c.o.oJ, .c.k cr |t by ccrsc|cus|y p|tc||rg ycu. vc|co |c.o. |r .|| ccrvo.s.t|cr ´|.rgo |t . |.||tcro .t
. t|no Spo.k|rg .|t| c..o|u| orurc|.t|cr .rJ |r . .o|.t|vo|y sc|t tcro .||| |o|p ycu tc ost.b||s| t|o c|.rgo
+cu c.r Joto.n|ro ycu. r.tu..| p|tc| ..rgo .|t| t|o .|J c| . p|.rc c. gu|t.. S|rg t|o scurJ ah .t .
ccn|c.t.b|o p|tc| |.cn t|.t pc|rt, s|rg t|o roxt rcto Jc.r...J cr t|o nus|c.| sc.|o ´crt|ruo tc s|rg
Jc.r...J cro rcto .t . t|no urt|| ycu c.rrct gc |c.o. .|t|cut st..|r|rg ¯|or s|rg ycu. ..y up...J
urt|| ycu .o.c| t|o ||g|ost rcto pcss|b|o .|t|cut st..|r ¯|o tct.| runbo. c| rctos |.cn tcp tc bcttcn
.op.osorts ycu. p|tc| ..rgo Orco ycu |.vo ost.b||s|oJ ycu. ..rgo, .pp|y |t tc t|o |c||c.|rg oxo.c|sos cr
st.otc||rg, oxtorJ|rg, .rJ ccrt.c|||rg ycu. p|tc| \|||o .c.k|rg cr t|oso oxo.c|sos, .ononbo. tc koop ycu.
t|.c.t .o|.xoJ .rJ t|o b.o.t| ccn|rg |.cn t|o J|.p|..gn c. .bJcnor
1 S|rg t|o scurJ ah .t . rc.n.| vc|uno |rc.o.so ycu. vc|uno urt|| ycu |oo| ycu.so|| st..|r|rg c. |cs|rg
c|..|ty c| scurJ |opo.t t||s p.ccoss sovo..| t|nos |r sn.||o. sognorts urt|| ycu .o.c| t|o n.x|nun
|cuJross |ovo| ccn|c.t.b|o |c. ycu
2. S|rg t|o scurJ ah .s |r t|o p.ocoJ|rg oxo.c|so, but t||s t|no Jc |t .t v..|cus ||g|o. .rJ |c.o. p|tc|
|ovo|s |c rct Jc t||s oxo.c|so |c. nc.o t|.r . |o. n|rutos .t . t|no .rJ stcp .|orovo. ycu |oo| st..|r
|o.|cJ|c.||y .ost ycu. vc|co by po.|c.n|rg b.o.t||rg .rJ t|.c.t .o|.x.t|cr oxo.c|sos |c rct Jc t||s
oxo.c|so || ycu |.vo . cc|J, . sc.o t|.c.t, c. ct|o. |..|t.t|cr t|.t .||octs t|o vc|co
3. |opo.t t|o t.c p.ocoJ|rg oxo.c|sos, but t||s t|no .oc|to |otto.s c| t|o .|p|.bot, runbo.s, J.ys c| t|o
.ook, c. ncrt|s c| t|o yo.. A|..ys st.|vo |c. tct.| .o|.x.t|cr c| t|o vcc.| .pp...tus
Projecting Your Voice
¯|o pu.pcso c| t|oso oxo.c|sos |s tc |np.cvo ycu. vc|co ou.||ty by b.|rg|rg ycu. vc|co ´cut c| t|o t|.c.t´ .rJ
|ccus|rg |t |c....J .|o.o |t bo|crgs |.c¦oct|rg ycu. vc|co .oou|.os nort.| .rJ nuscu|.. ccrt.c| ycu nust
´t||rk´ ycu. vc|co |c....J V.ko ycu. tcros |oo| .s || t|oy.o p.cJucoJ cr ycu. ||ps
1 Exercises for Reducing Vocal Con striction. As ycu Jc t|oso oxo.c|sos, .|..ys bo co.t.|r ycu. ¦.. .rJ
t|.c.t nusc|os ..o .o|.xoJ |c t|on |c. s|c.t po.|cJs ovo.y J.y, po.|c.n|rg cr|y .s n.ry .opot|t|crs .s
ycu c.r .|t|cut t|.|rg ycu. vcc.| noc|.r|sn
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. |y|rg cr t|o ||cc. c. cr . ||.n n.tt.oss, b.o.t|o .bJcn|r.||y .rJ ox|.|o s|c.|y t|.cug| ycu.
ncut| ´crcor t..to cr .o|.x|rg ycu. ||ps .rJ ¦.. by .||c.|rg t|on tc |.rg cpor ¯|or .o|.x ycu.
t|.c.t |.c| t|no ycu ox|.|o, t|o p.ss.go c| .|. t|.cug| ycu. t|.c.t .rJ ncut| s|cu|J |oo| sncct|
.rJ urcbst.uctoJ
|r t|o s.no pcs|t|cr, ox|.|o .|t| . b.o.t|y s|g| .rJ s.y ah. |opo.t .rJ cpor ycu. ncut| .|Jo
.s || ycu.o y..r|rg ¯|or, .|t| ycu. roxt so.|os c| ox|.|.t|crs, koop s|g||rg, but t||s t|no ccurt
s|c.|y up tc ||vo |opo.t t|o oxo.c|so urt|| ycu c.r s.y o.c| .c.J .|t|cut st..|r
b \|||o |r . s|tt|rg pcs|t|cr, .opo.t t|o .bcvo oxo.c|sos ¯|or ccurt tc ||vo us|rg ycu. |u|| vc|co || ycu
sorso ccrst.|ct|cr |r ycu. t|.c.t, .opo.t t|o oxo.c|sos .|||o |y|rg cr ycu. b.ck
c |c t|o .bcvo oxo.c|sos |r . st.rJ|rg pcs|t|cr |vortu.||y ycu s|cu|J bo .b|o tc p.cJuco cpor
p|cr.t|cr .|||o ccurt|rg tc 100 .rJ t.k|rg |r . ro. b.o.t| .|to. o.c| ||vo runbo.s
2. Exercise for Reducing Breathiness
¯|oso oxo.c|sos .oou|.o t|.t ycu .occ.J ycu. vc|co |c. p|.yb.ck c. |.vo scnocro ||stor tc |o|p ycu
J|st|rgu|s| bot.oor ycu. b.o.t|y vc|co .rJ ycu. |u|| vc|co
. V.ko .r ee scurJ .|||o ycu .occ.J ycu. vc|co c. spo.k tc ycu. ||storo. ¯|o b.o.t||ross c. osc.p|rg
.|. .||| bo |o..J .|crg .|t| t|o vcc.| tcro |opo.t urt|| t|o vcc.| tcro .rJ t|o .us| c| .|. c.r bo
|o..J |rJoporJort|y c| cro .rct|o. |oxt, .opo.t t||s p.ccoss us|rg t|o scurJ ah.
b |oxt, p.cJuco |cuJo. .rJ |cuJo. ee scurJs ¯|o .us| c| osc.p|rg .|. .||| Joc.o.so .t scno pc|rt
|r ycu. |cuJross ..rgo, .||c| no.rs ycu ..o |u||y vc|c|rg |c t|o s.no .|t| . so.|os c| ah scurJs
´crcort..to cr t|o |oo||rg .s .o|| .s cr t|o scurJ |r ycu. vc|co +cu s|cu|J |oo| t|o sors.t|cr
scno.|o.o ..curJ t|o b.|Jgo c| ycu. rcso, t||s |s krc.r .s ||g| vcc.| |ccus V.|rt.|r t|.t s.no
|oo| .rJ scurJ .|||o s|c.|y Joc.o.s|rg ycu. vc|uno |.c| t|no b.o.t||ross cccu.s, |rc.o.so ycu.
|cuJross urt|| ycu rc |crgo. |o.. |t ¯|or |c.o. ycu. vc|co .g.|r |opo.t t||s oxo.c|so urt|| ycu c.r
|c.o. ycu. vc|co .|t|cut p.cJuc|rg b.o.t||ross
Improving Your Articulation
¯c |np.cvo ycu. ..t|cu|.t|cr, ycu nust ||.st Joc|Jo t|.t ycu ..o gc|rg tc bo c..o|u| .|t| ycu. spooc| +cu ..o
gc|rg tc bo ycu. bost rc nc.o c..o|oss, s|cppy, s|cvor|y t.|k|rg
|oxt, ycu. ncut| nust bo c.p.b|o c| cpor|rg |u||y +cu n|g|t .s .o|| t.|k .|t| ycu. |.rJ |r |.crt c| ycu.
ncut| .s tc t.|k .|t| toot| .rJ ||ps |.|| c|csoJ Opor ycu. ncut|
¯||.J, |ccsor |..y ||ps V.ko ycu. ||ps ||ox|b|o, ...pp|rg t|on ..curJ ycu. .c.Js .s || o.c| .c.J .o.o .
t.sty nc.so|
|cu.t|, to.c| ycu. tcrguo tc koop |ts p|.co ¯||s |s |oss J||||cu|t, boc.uso t|o tcrguo usu.||y .cts .|t|cut
ycu. ccrsc|cus J|.oct|cr but || |t gots |r t|o ..y c| ycu. .c.Js, ycu nust ccrsc|cus|y n.ko |t .ospcrJ tc
ycu. Jon.rJs
ArJ |||t|, p..ct|co |vo.y t|no ycu spo.k, .on|rJ ycu.so|| tc spo.k o.c| .c.J .o||
+cu. spooc| nusc|os nust bo t..|roJ .rJ oxo.c|soJ ¦ust .s ycu .cu|J t..|r ycu. bcJys ct|o. nusc|os |c.
.t||ot|c .ct|v|ty As ycu po.|c.n t|o |c||c.|rg oxo.c|sos, ox.ggo..to t|o spoc|||oJ .ct|crs .|||o .ononbo.|rg
tc b.o.t|o J|.p|..gn.t|c.||y ¯|o soc.ot c| cc..oct ..t|cu|.t|cr |s t|o pcs|t|cr|rg c| t|o ||ps, tcrguo, .rJ toot|
¯|o pu.pcso c| t|oso oxo.c|sos |s tc |o|p ycu cbt.|r t|o g.o.tost pcss|b|o ||ox|b|||ty
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1 Lip Exercises
. St.otc| ycu. |c.o. ||p cvo. t|o uppo. ||p, t|or st.otc| t|o uppo. ||p Jc.r cvo. t|o |c.o. cro
A|to.r.to t||s p.ccoss .|t| |rc.o.s|rg ..p|J|ty
b |ucko. ycu. ||ps .s t|g|t|y .s pcss|b|o, t|or .|Jor t|on v|gc.cus|y |c t||s s|c.|y 10 t|nos, t|or Jc |t
.rct|o. 10 t|nos ..p|J|y |o|.x .rJ .opo.t
c |opo.t t|o |c||c.|rg sy||.b|os s|c.|y, t|or |rc.o.so ycu. spooJ, ox.ggo..t|rg ycu. ||p ncvonorts
be-me-be-me-be-me-be-me
bo-po-bo-po-bo-po-bo-po
flee-flee-flee-flee-flee
vro-vro-vro-vro-vro-vro
whee-whoo-wa-who
blee-be-kee-blee-bee-kee
mla-mla-mla-mla-mla-mla
flack-mack-flack-mack
J \|t| ycu. ¦.. .rJ tcrguo .o|.xoJ |r . rc.n.| pcs|t|cr, t.y tc uso cr|y ycu. ||ps .s ycu .o.J t|o
|c||c.|rg vc.o| scurJs V.ko . J|st|rct c|.rgo bot.oor o.c|
ah-aw ah-aw ah-aw ah-aw
ay-oh ay-oh ay-oh ay-oh
ee-oo ee-oo ee-oo ee-oo
o |c., .|t| ycu. ||ps .rJ tcrguo .o|.xoJ, p.crcurco t|o |c||c.|rg vc.o| scurJs by c|cs|rg .rJ
cpor|rg ycu. ¦..
ee-oo ee-oo ee-oo ee-oo
oo-aw oo-aw oo-aw oo-aw
ee-aw ee-aw ee-aw ee-aw
ee-ah ee-ah ee-ah ee-ah
2. Tongue Exercises
. |cub|o ycu. tcrguo b.ck .g.|rst ycu. p.|.to .s |.. .s ycu c.r, t|or st.otc| |t cut...J |.cn ycu.
ncut| .s |.. .s pcss|b|o |opo.t 10 t|nos
b |us| ycu. tcrguo |..J .g.|rst cro c|ook, t|or t|o ct|o. |xtorJ |t cvo. t|o uppo. ||p .rJ Jc.r
cvo. t|o |c.o. ||p, t|or ..gg|o |t |.cn s|Jo tc s|Jo |opo.t 10 t|nos |o|.x .rJ .opo.t
c |curJ ycu. ||ps t|g|t|y .rJ, g.ccv|rg ycu. tcrguo, pus| |t t|.cug| t|o cpor|rg |opo.t
sovo..| t|nos
J |.oss t|o uppo. su.|.co c| ycu. tcrguo .g.|rst ycu. p.|.to .rJ .o|o.so |t |opo.t .rJ |rc.o.so
|r ..p|J|ty
3. Jaw Exercises
. S.y t|o |c||c.|rg scurJs .|t| . b.c.J ncvonort c| ycu. ¦.. |x.ggo..to .rJ p.c|crg t|o vc.o|s
wee-ee-ee-ee-ee
why-y-y-y-y-y-y
wo-o-o-o-o-o-o
wah-ah-ah-ah-ah-ah
b |tto. t|o |c||c.|rg sy||.b|os .|||o ox.ggo..t|rg ycu. ¦.. ncvonorts
bah-bah-bah-bah-bah
mah-mah-mah-mah-mah
wah-wah-wah-wah-wah
fah-fah-fah-fah-fah
pah-pah-pah-pah-pah
bee-boh-fee-foh-mee-moh
wee-woh-de-doh-gee-goh
jee-joh-pee-poh-tee-toh
kee-koh-lee-loh-nee-noh
kwee-kwoh-ree-roh-see-soh
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c \|||o utto.|rg t|o |c||c.|rg sy||.b|os, ox.ggo..to ycu. tcrguo .rJ ¦.. ncvonorts
dah-dah-dah-dah-dah
jah-jah-jah-jah-jah
lah-lah-lah-lah-lah
kwah-kwah-kwah-kwah-kwah
sah-sah-sah-sah-sah
thah-thah-thah-thah-thah
gah-gah-gah-gah-gah
kah-kah-kah-kah-kah
nah-nah-nah-nah-nah
rah-rah-rah-rah-rah
tah-tah-tah-tah-tah
J \|t| ycu. ¦.. ccnp|oto|y .o|.xoJ, .ost ycu. tcrguo rc.n.||y |r t|o bcttcn c| ycu. ncut| ¯|or
pus| Jc.r ycu. tcrguo .rJ p.crcurco t|o |c||c.|rg sy||.b|os, .otu.r|rg tc t|o .o|.xoJ pcs|t|cr
.|to. o.c|
sah say see so soo
zah zay zee zo zoo
kah kay kee ko koo
gah gay gee go goo
Talk With Time, Not Against It
|| ycu ..o . ||g|oro.gy po.scr, ycu p.cb.b|y .||| rct bo .b|o tc po.n.rort|y s|c. Jc.r ycu. ..to c| spooc|
but ycu c.r |o..r tc v..y ycu. ..to |ocp|o ||vo .ccc.J|rg tc p.tto.rs c. .|yt|ns, usu.||y st.uctu.oJ ..curJ
. .c.k .ook .rJ . .ookorJ |.rgu.go |s .|sc .|yt|n|c |t ccrt.|rs .ogu|.. bo.ts .rJ p.usos +cu. |.rgu.go
.|yt|n |s .r oxp.oss|cr c| ycu. |||os .|yt|n || ycu ..o . s|c. spo.ko., ycu c.r ccrsc|cus|y v..y ycu. ..to tc
|rc.o.so spooJ +cu. spo.k|rg ..to |s s|n||.. tc ycu. ..to .|||o .o.J|rg cut |cuJ A s|c. spo.ko. .o.Js .bcut
120 .c.Js po. n|ruto, .|||o . |.st spo.ko. .o.Js nc.o t|.r 190 .c.Js po. n|ruto
|o.J t|o |c||c.|rg p.ss.go |r ycu. ovo.yJ.y spo.k|rg sty|o |crt .ttonpt tc .o.J |rto.p.ot|vo|y c. uso
vcc.| v..|oty A s|.s| ( / ) cccu.s .t 50.c.J |rto.v.|s |so . stcp..tc| c. . ..tc| .|t| . soccrJ |.rJ tc t|no
ycu.so|| .rJ Joto.n|ro ycu. spo.k|rg ..to
from THE U.S. PRESIDENT’S MESSAGE ON EDUCATION TO CONGRESS, JANUARY 29, 1963
Education is the keystone in the area of freedom and progress. Nothing has contributed more
to the enlargement of this nation’s strength and opportunities than our traditional system of
free, universal elementary and secondary education, coupled with widespread availability of
college education.
For the individual, the doors to the / schoolhouse, to the library, and to the college lead to
the richest treasures of our open society: to the power of knowledge – to the training and skills
necessary for productive employment – to the wisdom, the ideals, and the culture which enrich
life – and to the creative, self-disciplined understanding of / society needed for good citizenship
in today’s changing and challenging world.
For the nation, increasing the quality and availability of education is vital to both our
national security and our domestic well-being. A free nation can rise no higher than the stan-
dard of excellence set in its schools and colleges. / Ignorance and illiteracy, unskilled workers and
school dropouts – these and other failures of our educational system breed failures in our social
and economic system: delinquency, unemployment, chronic dependence, a waste of human
resources, a loss of productive power and purchasing power, and an increase in tax-supported
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benefits. The loss / of only one year’s income due to unemployment is more than the total cost
of twelve years of education through high school. Failure to improve education performance is
thus not only poor social policy, it is poor economics.
At the turn of the century, only 10 percent of our / adults had a high school or college educa-
tion. Today, such an education has become a requirement for an increasing number of jobs. Yet
nearly 40 percent of our youths are dropping out before graduating from high school; only 43
percent of our adults have completed high school; only 8 / percent of our adults have completed
college; and only 16 percent of our young people are presently completing college. As my Science
Advisory Committee has reported, one of our most serious manpower shortages is the lack of
Ph.Ds in engineering, science, and mathematics; only about one-half of 1 / percent of our school
age generation is achieving Ph.D. degrees in all fields.
This nation is committed to greater investment in economic growth; and recent research has
shown that one of the most beneficial of all such investments is education, accounting for some
40 percent of the nation’s growth and / productivity in recent years. It is an investment which
yields a substantial return in the higher wages and purchasing power of trained workers, in the
new products and techniques which come from skilled minds, and in the constant expansion of
this nation’s storehouse of useful knowledge.
In the new age of science / and space, improved education is essential to give new meaning
to our national purpose and power. In the last 20 years, mankind has acquired more scientific
information than in all of previous history. Ninety percent of all the scientists that ever lived
are alive and working today. Vast stretches of the / unknown are being explored every day for
military, medical, commercial, and other reasons. And finally, the twisting course of the cold war
requires a citizenry that understands our principles and problems. It requires skilled manpower
and brain-power to match the power of totalitarian discipline. It requires a scientific effort
which / demonstrates the superiority of freedom. And it requires an electorate in every state
with sufficiently broad horizons and sufficient maturity of judgment to guide this nation safely
through whatever lies ahead.
John F. Kennedy
|| ycu.o . |.st spo.ko. (cvo. 150 .c.Js po. n|ruto), t.ko . |u|| t.c soccrJs tc s.y o.c| c| t|o |c||c.|rg .c.Js
droopy
roar
lovely
glimmer
rustle
lonely
crash
grumble
snowflake
sluggish
stroll
fluffy
gloomy
luscious
merry
passion
hush
happy
sputter
murmur
stretch
moan
lover
delicious
grisly
rumble
|| ycu.o . s|c. spo.ko. (|oss t|.r 120 .c.Js po. n|ruto), s.y o.c| c| t|o |c||c.|rg .c.Js ..p|J|y
flick
glib
tip
snap
clip
nit
flip
chip
snit
pip
blip
fib
flit
dip
glint
bit
snit
click
\.|to . crop.go ccnpcs|t|cr Josc.|b|rg ycu. J.||y .ct|v|ty ¯|or .o.J |t .|cuJ || ycu ..o . s|c. spo.ko., .o.J
|t .s ..p|J|y .s ycu c.r || ycu ..o . |.st spo.ko., |orgt|or t|o t|no ycu sporJ s.y|rg o.c| .c.J
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Spice Up Your Speaking
1 Pitch Variety
¯|o.o ..o |cu. typos c| p|tc| c|.rgos ycu c.r n.ko .|t||r .c.Js ¯|o ...c.s bo|c. |rJ|c.to .|ot|o.
t|o vc|co gcos up, Jc.r, c. .on.|rs |ovo| |r t|o ox.np|os
|c c|.rgo |r |r||oct|cr Johnny
|r||oct|cr up c. .|s|rg p|tc| Johnny
|r||oct|cr Jc.r c. |c.o.|rg p|tc| Johnny
|r||oct|cr up .rJ Jc.r Johnny
|r||oct|cr Jc.r .rJ up Johnny
|..ct|co t|o |c||c.|rg .c.Js .rJ sortorcos, .rJ c|.rgo t|o p|tc| .s |rJ|c.toJ
. hello goodbye
hello goodbye
hello goodbye
yes no
yes no
yes no
what?
doing
b Stop
doing
that.
mean?
you
what
that
c Is
that
what
you
mean?
J ¯.ko sortorcos |.cn . bcck, n.g..|ro, c. ro.sp.po., .rJ b.o.k t|on up |r stop s|||ts up .rJ
Jc.r .s |r t|o p.ocoJ|rg ox.np|os |..ct|co |r t||s n.rro. .|t| v..|cus k|rJs .rJ sty|os c|
.o.J|rg n.to.|.|s
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2. Duration Variety
|u..t|cr .o|o.s tc t|o .ncurt c| t|no ycu t.ko tc s.y . .c.J +cu c.r c|.rgo t|o no.r|rg .rJ
|npc.t.rco c| .c.Js by s.y|rg t|on ou|ck|y c. J...|rg t|on cut ¯.y t||s .|||o ycu .o.J t|o
|c||c.|rg pcon
THE NEW COLOSSUS
Not like the brazen giant of Greek fame,
With conquering limbs astride from land to land;
Here at our sea-washed, sunset gates shall stand
A mighty woman with a torch, whose flame
Is the imprisoned lightning, and her name
Mother of Exiles. From her beacon-hand
Glows world-wide welcome; her mild eyes command
The air-bridged harbor that twin cities frame.
“Keep, ancient hands, your storied pomp!” cries she
With silent lips. “Give me your tired, your poor,
Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free,
The wretched refuse of your teeming shore,
Send these, the homeless, tempest-tost to me,
I lift my lamp beside the golden door.”
Emma Lazarus
3. Pause Variety
|.usos ..o po.|cJs c| s||orco bot.oor .c.Js .rJ p|..sos ¯|o|. |urct|cr |s tc sop...to |Jo.s .rJ |c|J
.ttort|cr |o.J t|o |c||c.|rg so|oct|cr .rJ p.uso .t o.c| J.s| ¯|or t.ko . so|oct|cr |.cn . bcck,
n.g..|ro, c. ro.sp.po. .rJ Jc t|o s.no
from THEIR FINEST HOUR
The whole fury and might – of the enemy – must very soon be turned on us. Hitler knows –
that he will have to break us in this island – or lose the war. If we – can stand up to him –
all Europe – may be free – and the life of the world may move forward – into broad sunlit
uplands. – But if we fail – then the whole world – including the United States – including all
that we have known and cared for – will sink into the abyss – of a new dark age – made more
sinister – and perhaps more protracted – by the lights of perverted science. Let us therefore
– brace ourselves to our duties – and so bear ourselves that – if the British Empire and its
Common wealth last for a thousand years – men will say – “This – was their finest hour.”
Winston S. Churchill
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4 Loudness or Volume Variety
|ononbo. tc uso J|.p|..gn.t|c .osp|..t|cr tc p.c¦oct vc|uno As ycu .o.J t|o |c||c.|rg spooc| by
|. V..t|r |ut|o. ||rg '., |rto.p.ot .|.t .c.Js s|cu|J bo spckor |cuJ|y .rJ .||c| cros sc|t|y
from I Have A Dream
I am not unmindful that some of you have come here out of great trials and tribulations. Some
of you have come fresh from narrow jail cells. Some of you have come from areas where your
quest for freedom left you battered by the storms of persecution and staggered by the winds of
police brutality. . .
Go back to Mississippi, go back to Alabama, go back to South Carolina, go back to Georgia,
go back to Louisiana, go back to the slums and ghettos of our Northern cities, knowing that
somehow this situation can and will be changed. Let us not wallow in the valley of despair.
I say to you today, my friends, that in spite of the difficulties and frustrations of the moment,
I still have a dream. It is a dream deeply rooted in the American dream.
I have a dream that one day this nation will rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed:
“We hold these truths to be self-evident; that all men are created equal”…I have a dream that
my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of
their skin, but by the content of their character.
I have a dream today…
I have a dream that one day every valley shall be exalted, every hill and mountain shall be
made low, the rough places will be made plain, and the crooked places will be made straight,
and the glory of the Lord shall be revealed, and all flesh shall see it together.
This is our hope. This is the faith that I go back to the South with. With this faith we will be able
to hew out of the mountain of despair a stone of hope. With this faith we will be able to trans-
form the jangling discords of our nation into a beautiful symphony of brotherhood.
With this faith we will be able to work together, to pray together, to struggle together, to go to
jail together, to stand up for freedom together, knowing that we will be free one day.
This will be the day when all of God’s children will be able to sing with new meaning, “My
country ’tis of thee, sweet land of liberty, of thee I sing. Land where my fathers died, land of the
Pilgrims’ pride, from every mountainside, let freedom ring.”
And if America is to be a great nation, this must become true. So let freedom ring from the
prodigious hilltops of New Hampshire. Let freedom ring from the mighty mountains of New
York. Let freedom ring from the heightening Alleghenies of Pennsylvania!
Let freedom ring from the snowcapped Rockies of Colorado! Let freedom ring from the curva-
ceous slopes of California! But not only that; let freedom ring from Stone Mountain of Georgia!
Let freedom ring from Lookout Mountain of Tennessee!
Let freedom ring from every hill and molehill of Mississippi. From every mountainside, let
freedom ring.
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And when this happens, when we let freedom ring, when we let it ring from every village and
every hamlet, from every state and every city, we will be able to speed up that day when all of
God’s children, black men and white men, Jews and Gentiles, Protestants and Catholics, will
be able to join hands and sing in the words of the old Negro spiritual, “Free at last! Free at last!
Thank God Almighty, we are free at last!”
Martin Luther King, Jr.
REHEARSING SPEECHES
||rJ . p|.co .|o.o ycu c.r bo .|cro .|or ycu .o|o..so ycu. spooc|os, .rJ tu.r ycu. vc|co |ccso .|t|cut
|r||b|t|crs c. |rto..upt|crs \..y t|o p|tc|, vc|uno, ..to, .rJ ou.||ty c| ycu. vc|co, .rJ .c.k J|||gort|y cr v..y
|rg ycu. Jo||vo.y ..to
A v.|u.b|o .|J |r .o|o..s|rg |s .r .uJ|c .occ.Jo. |occ.J ycu. vc|co .rJ ccrt|ruo tc p..ct|co urt|| t|o
p|.yb.ck s.t|s||os ycu ¯|or .occ.J t|o ort|.o spooc| |.y .ttort|cr tc ycu. c.g.r|..t|cr .rJ s|rco.|ty, .s .o||
.s tc ycu. vc|co ¯|o scurJ c| ycu. .occ.JoJ vc|co n.y su.p.|so ycu .t ||.st, but |t |s c|cso. tc .|.t .r .uJ|
orco |o..s t|.r t|o vc|co ycu ..o usoJ tc |o..|rg .s ycu spo.k
PRESENTING SPEECHES
V.ko uso c| t|o vc|co toc|r|ouos ycu Jovo|cp .|||o .o|o..s|rg Spo.k cut .|t| ort|us|.sn .rJ uso . .|Jo
v..|oty c| vcc.| sty|os |ot t|o nct|v.t|cr |c. vc|co c|.rgos ccno |.cn t|o ccrtoxt c| ycu. spooc| |o||oct
s|rco.|ty .|or ycu ..o s|rco.o, |unc. .|or ycu.o .nusoJ, onct|cr .|or ycu |oo| Joop|y bu||J .pp.cp.|.to
p.usos |rtc ycu. p.osort.t|crs tc g|vo ||storo.s . c|.rco tc nort.||y J|gost .|.t ycu |.vo s.|J .rJ c.tc| up
.|t| ycu
\|or ycu spo.k, st.rJ up st..|g|t, but Jcrt bo torso .rJ .|g|J ´|vo ycu. |urgs .ccn tc oxp.rJ ¯.ko
ncJo..to|y Joop b.o.t|s .s ycu spo.k .rJ v..y ycu. vc|co tc n.tc| ycu. .c.Js Spo.k c|o..|y .rJ p.c¦oct
ycu. vc|co sc t|o ort|.o .uJ|orco c.r |o.. ycu
YOUR VOICE AND YOUR IMAGE
+cu. vc|co .rJ ycu. |.co ..o ycu. pub||c .o|.t|crs .gorts Vc.o t|.r .ry ct|o. |.ctc.s, t|oy so.vo tc ost.b||s|
.r |n.go c| ycu |r t|o n|rJs c| ct|o.s +cu. |.co, bcJy, .rJ spooc| ..o t|o |rto.p.oto.s c| ycu. n|rJ ¯|oy
.ovo.| ycu. c|...cto. t|o .o.| ycu .s rct||rg o|so c.r
A sn||o .|ot|o. |t st..ts |r ycu. |.co, ycu. J|spcs|t|cr, c. ycu. vc|co .o.cts cr t|o ct|o. o|onorts
.rJ torJs tc |rJuco . pcs|t|vo, ccrst.uct|vo ccnp|ox .||c| n.kos ycu. .tt|tuJo .rJ .ppo...rco .tt..ct|vo
.rJ p|o.s|rg
+cu. bost vc|co c.r |o|p b.|rg cut ycu. bost so|| |.tu.o |.s g|vor ycu . p.|co|oss g||t |r ycu. vc|co |t |s
t|o no.rs by .||c| ycu c.r ccnnur|c.to .|t| ct|o.s t|o noJ|un c| ycu. noss.go |t .|sc n.kos pcss|b|o
urJo.st.rJ|rg .rJ c.n...J o.|o ¯.ko .Jv.rt.go c| t|o |r|c.n.t|cr .rJ oxo.c|sos |r t||s bcck|ot, boc.uso by
ycu. vc|co .rJ ycu. .c.Js, ycu |r||uorco ct|o.s
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SPEECH PROFILE INSTRUCTIONS
For the Speaker:
1 bo|c.o p.osort|rg . n.ru.| spooc|, ....rgo .|t| ycu. c|ubs v|co p.os|Jort oJuc.t|cr tc |.vo .
nonbo. ov.|u.to ycu. vc|co .ccc.J|rg tc t|o Spooc| |.c|||o
2. \|or t|o ov.|u.t|cr |s ccnp|otoJ, J... . ||ro ccrroct|rg t|o n..ks cr t|o p.c|||o Ary c|...cto.
|st|cs ..toJ |cu. c. |oss cr t|o sc.|o |rJ|c.to pcss|b|o vc|co c|.||orgos
3. |o|o. tc t|o cc..ospcrJ|rg oxo.c|sos |r t||s n.ru.| |c. |o|p |r cc..oct|rg ycu. vc|co c|.||orgos
For the Evaluator:
1 |Jort||y o.c| c| t|o c|...cto.|st|cs cr t|o spooc| p.c|||o |u.|rg t|o spo.ko.s p.osort.t|cr, ..to
o.c| c|...cto.|st|c cr . sc.|o |.cn cro tc sovor, cro bo|rg rog.t|vo .rJ sovor pcs|t|vo
2. |otu.r t|o p.c|||o tc t|o spo.ko. .t t|o ccrc|us|cr c| t|o p.osort.t|cr +cu n.y .|s| tc vo.b.||y
ov.|u.to t|o spo.ko.s vc|co
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¯||s p.c|||o |.s boor Jos|groJ tc |o|p ycu Joto.n|ro .|.t |s .|g|t .rJ .|.t rooJs |np.cvonort .|t|
ycu. vc|co bo|c.o us|rg |t, p|o.so .o.J t|o soct|cr ort|t|oJ ´+cu. Spooc| |.c|||o´ |rst.uct|crs |c. us|rg
t|o p.c|||o .ppo.. cr t|o p.ov|cus p.go
Negative 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Positive
Loudness or Volume: Loudness or Volume:
¯cc ou|ot · · · · · · · ´ccJ p.c¦oct|cr
|r.uJ|b|o · · · · · · · |.s||y |o..J
||.t · · · · · · · \|b..rt .rJ Jyr.n|c
Pitch: Pitch:
||g| · · · · · · · |c.
S|.||| · · · · · · · |u||
Vcrctcrcus · · · · · · · \..|oJ
Voice Quality: Voice Quality:
|.s.| · · · · · · · Opor
b.o.t|y · · · · · · · ´|o..
|..s|, ..spy · · · · · · · Vo||c.
|||o|oss · · · · · · · |rt|us|.st|c
Articulation Articulation
(Word Usage): (Word Usage):
S|us|y · · · · · · · ´|o..
|..y ||ps · · · · · · · ´.|sp
¯.rg|oJ tcrguo · · · · · · · ´crt.c||oJ
¯|g|t ¦.. · · · · · · · Opor ncut|
Vunb||rg · · · · · · · |.c¦oct|cr
V|sp.crurc|.t|cr · · · · · · · |.crurc|.t|cr
Timing or Rate: Timing or Rate:
'o.ky · · · · · · · Sncct|
S|c., p|cJJ|rg · · · · · · · ||uort
|rv..|oJ · · · · · · · \..|oJ, oxc|t|rg
|os|t.rt · · · · · · · |o||bo..to
Vocal Variety: Vocal Variety:
|nct|cr|oss · · · · · · · ´crvoys onct|cr
|r|.|orJ|y · · · · · · · ´or|.|
St..|roJ · · · · · · · |.tu..|
|u|| · · · · · · · \|t.|
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If you are dressed well and are neat and clean. THE MEDIUM OF YOUR MESSAGE 3 . their initial impression of you will be positive.Y our audience judges you from the moment you stand up to speak. their positive impression quickly will become negative. your words unintelligible. if your voice is squeaky. However. you must pay special attention to your speaking voice. If you want to communicate effectively and positively influence your audience. or your voice too loud.

HOW YOUR VOICE IS CREATED Breath Produces Voice Production of Voice Quality .

WHAT KIND OF VOICE DO YOU HAVE? Do You Whisper or Boom? Are You Monotonous or Melodious? Is Your Voice a Rain Cloud or a Rainbow? Do You Have Mumblitis? How Well Do You Articulate? 5 .

2. 3. Do You Trudge Like a Turtle or Race Like a Rabbit? Do You Agitate or Orchestrate? I was born in Australia .

Toastmasters International does not assume any responsibility for injury to a reader’s vocal apparatus that results from overdoing or incorrectly performing the exercises described in this manual. you should consult a speech therapist. Methods for Voice Relaxation 2. 5. . 3. If your voice tires or your throat feels rough or scratchy. you are probably overdoing the exercises.YOUR SPEECH PROFILE HOW TO IMPROVE YOUR SPEAKING VOICE WARNING Voice exercises should be done in brief stints – five minutes or less – and spaced throughout the day. If you have a serious voice or speech problem. or doing them incorrectly.

ah. . noo Breathing Exercises to Improve Volume 2. nay. 5.nah. 3. nee. Ha Ha Ha. no.

9. ah 3. Projecting Your Voice Exercises for Reducing Vocal Constriction. 9 . Extending and Controlling Your Pitch ah ah 2.

2. Exercise for Reducing Breathiness ee ah.ah. ee ah Improving Your Articulation .

Jaw Exercises wee-ee-ee-ee-ee why-y-y-y-y-y-y bah-bah-bah-bah-bah mah-mah-mah-mah-mah wah-wah-wah-wah-wah fah-fah-fah-fah-fah pah-pah-pah-pah-pah wo-o-o-o-o-o-o wah-ah-ah-ah-ah-ah bee-boh-fee-foh-mee-moh wee-woh-de-doh-gee-goh jee-joh-pee-poh-tee-toh kee-koh-lee-loh-nee-noh kwee-kwoh-ree-roh-see-soh . Tongue Exercises 3.Lip Exercises be-me-be-me-be-me-be-me bo-po-bo-po-bo-po-bo-po flee-flee-flee-flee-flee vro-vro-vro-vro-vro-vro whee-whoo-wa-who blee-be-kee-blee-bee-kee mla-mla-mla-mla-mla-mla flack-mack-flack-mack ah-aw ah-aw ah-aw ah-aw ay-oh ay-oh ay-oh ay-oh ee-oo ee-oo ee-oo ee-oo ee-oo ee-oo ee-oo ee-oo ee-aw ee-ah ee-aw ee-ah ee-aw ee-ah ee-aw ee-ah oo-aw oo-aw oo-aw oo-aw 2.

to the library. JANUARY 29. coupled with widespread availability of college education. unskilled workers and school dropouts – these and other failures of our educational system breed failures in our social and economic system: delinquency. the ideals. a waste of human resources. self-disciplined understanding of / society needed for good citizenship in today’s changing and challenging world.S. chronic dependence. the doors to the / schoolhouse. 1963 Education is the keystone in the area of freedom and progress. and the culture which enrich life – and to the creative. and an increase in tax-supported . PRESIDENT’S MESSAGE ON EDUCATION TO CONGRESS. and to the college lead to the richest treasures of our open society: to the power of knowledge – to the training and skills necessary for productive employment – to the wisdom.dah-dah-dah-dah-dah jah-jah-jah-jah-jah lah-lah-lah-lah-lah kwah-kwah-kwah-kwah-kwah sah-sah-sah-sah-sah thah-thah-thah-thah-thah gah-gah-gah-gah-gah kah-kah-kah-kah-kah nah-nah-nah-nah-nah rah-rah-rah-rah-rah tah-tah-tah-tah-tah sah zah say zay see zee so zo soo zoo kah gah kay gay kee gee ko go koo goo Talk With Time. For the individual. A free nation can rise no higher than the standard of excellence set in its schools and colleges. a loss of productive power and purchasing power. unemployment. For the nation. / Ignorance and illiteracy. increasing the quality and availability of education is vital to both our national security and our domestic well-being. Not Against It / from THE U. Nothing has contributed more to the enlargement of this nation’s strength and opportunities than our traditional system of free. universal elementary and secondary education.

mankind has acquired more scientific information than in all of previous history.Ds in engineering. It requires a scientific effort which / demonstrates the superiority of freedom. John F. Ninety percent of all the scientists that ever lived are alive and working today. In the last 20 years. such an education has become a requirement for an increasing number of jobs. And it requires an electorate in every state with sufficiently broad horizons and sufficient maturity of judgment to guide this nation safely through whatever lies ahead. medical. it is poor economics. It requires skilled manpower and brain-power to match the power of totalitarian discipline. The loss / of only one year’s income due to unemployment is more than the total cost of twelve years of education through high school. and recent research has shown that one of the most beneficial of all such investments is education. In the new age of science / and space. degrees in all fields. and only 16 percent of our young people are presently completing college. science. And finally. and in the constant expansion of this nation’s storehouse of useful knowledge.D. Yet nearly 40 percent of our youths are dropping out before graduating from high school. improved education is essential to give new meaning to our national purpose and power. This nation is committed to greater investment in economic growth. only 8 / percent of our adults have completed college. accounting for some 40 percent of the nation’s growth and / productivity in recent years. At the turn of the century. only 10 percent of our / adults had a high school or college education. Failure to improve education performance is thus not only poor social policy. Vast stretches of the / unknown are being explored every day for military. the twisting course of the cold war requires a citizenry that understands our principles and problems. and mathematics. Kennedy droopy roar lovely glimmer rustle lonely crash grumble snowflake sluggish stroll fluffy gloomy luscious merry passion hush happy sputter murmur stretch moan lover delicious grisly rumble flick glib tip snap clip nit flip chip snit pip blip fib flit dip glint bit snit click . As my Science Advisory Committee has reported. and other reasons. Today. It is an investment which yields a substantial return in the higher wages and purchasing power of trained workers. commercial. one of our most serious manpower shortages is the lack of Ph. in the new products and techniques which come from skilled minds. only about one-half of 1 / percent of our school age generation is achieving Ph. only 43 percent of our adults have completed high school.benefits.

Spice Up Your Speaking Pitch Variety Johnny Johnny Johnny Johnny Johnny hello hello hello yes yes yes what? doing Stop doing that. goodbye goodbye goodbye no no no mean? you what that Is that what you mean? .

Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free. I lift my lamp beside the golden door. and her name Mother of Exiles. Duration Variety THE NEW COLOSSUS Not like the brazen giant of Greek fame. Hitler knows – that he will have to break us in this island – or lose the war.” Emma Lazarus 3. Here at our sea-washed. sunset gates shall stand A mighty woman with a torch. Send these. whose flame Is the imprisoned lightning.” Winston S. your storied pomp!” cries she With silent lips. “Keep. Pause Variety from THEIR FINEST HOUR The whole fury and might – of the enemy – must very soon be turned on us. your poor. Churchill . From her beacon-hand Glows world-wide welcome. With conquering limbs astride from land to land. the homeless. Let us therefore – brace ourselves to our duties – and so bear ourselves that – if the British Empire and its Commonwealth last for a thousand years – men will say – “This – was their finest hour. The wretched refuse of your teeming shore. “Give me your tired.2. tempest-tost to me. If we – can stand up to him – all Europe – may be free – and the life of the world may move forward – into broad sunlit uplands. her mild eyes command The air-bridged harbor that twin cities frame. – But if we fail – then the whole world – including the United States – including all that we have known and cared for – will sink into the abyss – of a new dark age – made more sinister – and perhaps more protracted – by the lights of perverted science. ancient hands.

go back to Louisiana. every hill and mountain shall be made low. Let freedom ring from the heightening Alleghenies of Pennsylvania! Let freedom ring from the snowcapped Rockies of Colorado! Let freedom ring from the curvaceous slopes of California! But not only that. . Let freedom ring from the mighty mountains of New York. go back to Georgia. go back to Alabama. It is a dream deeply rooted in the American dream. of thee I sing.Loudness or Volume Variety from I Have A Dream I am not unmindful that some of you have come here out of great trials and tribulations. and all flesh shall see it together. that all men are created equal”…I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin. to pray together. let freedom ring. With this faith we will be able to hew out of the mountain of despair a stone of hope. the rough places will be made plain. With this faith we will be able to transform the jangling discords of our nation into a beautiful symphony of brotherhood. Some of you have come from areas where your quest for freedom left you battered by the storms of persecution and staggered by the winds of police brutality. land of the Pilgrims’ pride. and the glory of the Lord shall be revealed. I still have a dream. Land where my fathers died. With this faith we will be able to work together. . my friends. This is our hope. to stand up for freedom together. sweet land of liberty. let freedom ring from Stone Mountain of Georgia! Let freedom ring from Lookout Mountain of Tennessee! Let freedom ring from every hill and molehill of Mississippi. and the crooked places will be made straight. go back to South Carolina. to go to jail together. I have a dream today… I have a dream that one day every valley shall be exalted. So let freedom ring from the prodigious hilltops of New Hampshire. Go back to Mississippi. but by the content of their character. I say to you today. that in spite of the difficulties and frustrations of the moment. Some of you have come fresh from narrow jail cells. knowing that somehow this situation can and will be changed. to struggle together. This will be the day when all of God’s children will be able to sing with new meaning. This is the faith that I go back to the South with. go back to the slums and ghettos of our Northern cities.” And if America is to be a great nation. From every mountainside. . let freedom ring. knowing that we will be free one day. this must become true. Let us not wallow in the valley of despair. I have a dream that one day this nation will rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed: “We hold these truths to be self-evident. from every mountainside. “My country ’tis of thee.

Protestants and Catholics.And when this happens. Jr. “Free at last! Free at last! Thank God Almighty. black men and white men. REHEARSING SPEECHES PRESENTING SPEECHES YOUR VOICE AND YOUR IMAGE . when we let it ring from every village and every hamlet. Jews and Gentiles. we will be able to speed up that day when all of God’s children. when we let freedom ring. from every state and every city. we are free at last!” Martin Luther King. will be able to join hands and sing in the words of the old Negro spiritual.

For the Evaluator: 2. .SPEECH PROFILE INSTRUCTIONS For the Speaker: 2. 3.

SPEECH PROFILE Negative 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Positive Loudness or Volume: Loudness or Volume: Pitch: Pitch: Voice Quality: Voice Quality: Articulation (Word Usage): Articulation (Word Usage): Timing or Rate: Timing or Rate: Vocal Variety: Vocal Variety: .

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